Venue: Weymouth and Portland Dates: July 28 – August 11, 2012 Gold medals in contention: 10 Athletes in competition: 380
has always been a romantic sport.
It's men (and women!) against the elements
in wind driven boats trying to tame the gusts or pull a breeze
from a calm sea...to make it to the finish.
sailing has not lost the mystery, but the newer designs of sails
and hulls combine with modern synthetic materials to create lighter
and less fragile boats.
No matter the method of sailing, the sheer thrills remain.
True measures of both brain and brawn, Olympic sailing competitions include dinghy, keelboat, and match racing - as well as the exciting thrills and spills of windsurfing, introduced at the Los Angeles Games in 1984.
More about Olympic sailing around the Web:
- This special section of the ISAF site is dedicated to archiving
the Summer Olympics, plus a history of Olympic sailing, and first-rate
coverage of this year's events.
- Focus on the USA sailing and racing. Great articles and excellent
Olympics section added to the other sailing competitions and related
offerings make this a top contender for the best views of the
Olympics - Sailing
- History of sailing, venues and more in this comprehensive guide
to Olympic sailing competitions.