Worlds Sailors in colourful launch of Perth 2011
2 December 2011
Top international sailors put on a show of strength in Perth’s Forrest Place on Friday to help launch the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships.
Several thousand people in the CBD watched as the athletes paraded from Barrack Street jetty to the heart of Perth, where they were warmly welcomed by a team of hosts, including Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett.
The athletes had sailed upriver on Rottnest Island ferries from Fremantle, passing under bridges lined with well-wishers, and paraded through the city past a crowd of cheering locals, all braving the 33C heat. read more
49er racing schedule:
measurement compliance: Dec. 9-11
Racing/qualifying: Dec 12-14
Racing-gold/silver/bronze: Dec. 15-17
Racing- Medal Race: Dec 18