Olympic classes

Olympic classes

Seven classes of sailboat eligible for competition in the Olympic games: Finn, Flying Dutchman, 470, Soling, Star, Tornado, Windglider.
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Olympic Classes will compete for the first four days of the regatta with Australian Sailing Team and Squad Crews set to try to tame Sydney Harbour.
On behalf of the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, Mark Gerretsen, Member of Parliament (Kingston and the Islands) today announced $50,000 in Government of Canada funding to help Sail Canada host the 2016 CORK International and Olympic Classes Regatta.
Those who go into action in Abu Dhabi will be competing for World Cup titles in eight of the 10 Olympic classes, as well as kite-surfing, and the top-three finishers in each will earn a share of a $220,000 (Dh808,000) prize fund.
The team was selected for eight weight categories,out of which six are Olympic classes for which berths can be earned at the World Championships.
Britain also came home with silver in the men's pair and the men's coxed pair and bronze in the lightweight men's four in the Olympic classes and the lightweight men's pair in the international classes.
On the back of three Olympic classes regattas at Hyeres in France, Garda in Italy and Medemblik in Holland, Al Kindi has travelled to Weymouth in England where the sailing competition for the London Olympics 2012 was held.
Britain has qualified boats for 13 of the 14 Olympic classes and there could be some great stories.
Britain head into the Olympics with a realistic chance of securing a medal in all 10 Olympic classes, with an exciting blend of youth and experience varying from three-time gold medallist Ainslie to Olympic debutant Alison Young.
Dempsey Clark and Mills aren't Britain's only sailing medal hope heading into London 2012, the team having come away with silverware in eight of the 10 Olympic classes and all three Paralympic events at this month's Sail for Gold.
Britain have 14 finalists in action across 12 Olympic classes in Munich, including Welshman Graeme Thomas, the GB rookie chasing double Olympic singles champion Olaf Tufte from Norway and German former world champion Marcel Hacker to secure the last slot in the final, alongside GB's Alan Campbell, who won the other semi.
The Munich World Cup is the last international regatta before London 2012 and Britain have an impressive 14 finalists in action across 12 Olympic classes.
4mR, SKUD and Sonar) finish tomorrow, with the medal races for the 10 Olympic classes on Saturday.
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