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Enter Sail Melbourne for the highest racing ranking points of the year

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Enter Sail MelbourneAfter the 2012 course racing worlds have come to an end yesterday, the focus shifts towards the first ever ISAF Sailing World Cup including kiteboarding. With the new ISAF world ranking system, Sail Melbourne will be the highest scoring event of the 2012 season.

The new world rankings combine every riders best six events, including sailing world cups, continental and world championships. While the recent European and World Championships have been scored 100 points each, Sail Melbourne will award 200 points for the winner, surely putting him in the lead of the new world rankings.

Registration is open at http://sailmelbourne.com.au/website/competitorinfo.html

As upcoming world and continental championships will apply entry quotas, collecting points at the sailing world cups will be crucial to be able the top level class events, as entry is selected by the standing in the world rankings. The ISAF world ranking will also be the qualifying basis to take part in the 2014 Sailing World Championships in Santander, where 50% of the qualification places for the Olympic Games 2016 are decided.

Come and join the fun - Sail Melbourne is a great event to take part in ! 

 

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Johnny and Erika Heineken win the 2012 Course Racing World Championships in great style

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After four days of full-on racing, John and Erika Heineken take the 2012 world titles in course racing in great style.

After two days of qualifying series races and the final race series day, the last day of the 2012 Course Racing World Championships provided gusty offshore winds in the range of 5 to 20 knots. The race committee had a hard time to set a fair course and had to go approximately 2.5 kilometers offshore to place the starting line for the medal race course

The top 10 men and women respectively qualified to compete in this medal race series, with the first race “virtually” pre-scored from the position in the final series. Mens overall leader Johnny Heineken (USA, Ozone/Mikes Lab) was not too stoked about having his earlier stages performance shrunked into a one point lead over second placed Riccardo Leccese (ITA, Ozone/Mikes Lab) and third ranked Adam Koch (USA, Ozone/Mikes Lab), who came back strong after the first qualifying series days.

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