Over 20 different Sailing Clubs around Great Britain are available to sailing teams wishing to take part in a Pre-Games Training Camp ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) is offering a Financial Award of up to £25,000 to National Olympic Committees (NOC) and National Paralympic Committees (NPC) choosing to take advantage of some of the best sailing facilities in Great Britain.
Twenty-one sailing venues across Great Britain have been chosen for inclusion in the London 2012 Pre-Games Training Camp Guide, including three facilities based on the Weymouth and Portland waters where the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition will take place.
NOCs and NPCs can take advantage of a Financial Award of up to £25,000 offered by LOCOG to assist with the expenses of venue hire, accommodation and support services for Pre-Games Training Camps.
Sebastian Coe, Chair of LOCOG, says teams can expect a warm welcome, 'What we can guarantee, apart from excellent facilities, is that the communities throughout the UK will welcome you with open arms, keen to play their part in a great Games. We are all looking forward to welcoming you in the lead up to 2012'.
In addition to the 21 sailing venues, 14 venues have been selected as venues for Paralympic Sailing in the London 2012 Paralympic Pre-Games Training Camp Guide.
Anne Mcguire, British Minister for Disabled People, says, 'I'm delighted for each of the facilities that are included in the Guide. We're looking forward to seeing elite athletes from around the world training here in advance of the Paralympic Games, raising the profile of the Games and engaging with local communities across the UK.'
Pre-Games Training Camps
Northern Ireland's Elite Sailing Academy at Ballyholme Yacht Club, Bangor, Co Down.
Carrickfergus Sailing Club, Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland
Cowes Combined Clubs, Cowes, South East
Guernsey Yacht Club, St. Peter Port, Guernsey
Hartlepool Marina, Hartlepool, Northumbria
Hayling Island Sailing Club, Hayling Island , South East
Highcliffe Sailing Club, Christchurch , South West
Killowen - Carlingford Lough, Newry, Northern Ireland
Mount Batten Centre, Plymouth, South West
Mylor International Sailing Centre, Falmouth, South West
Parkstone Yacht Club, Poole, South West
Portland Marina, Portland, South West
Portland Port Ltd, Portland, South West
Pwllheli Sailing Club, Pwllheli, Wales
Royal Torbay Yacht Club, Torquay, South West
Scottish Sailing Institute, Largs, Scotland
Sportscotland National Centre Cumbrae, Millport, Scotland
St Helier Yacht Club, St Helier, Jersey
The University Boat Hard, Southampton, South East
University of Sunderland Centre for Sport and Recreation, Sunderland, Northumbria
Weymouth College & Castle Cove Sailing Club, Weymouth, South West
More details on the Pre-Games Training Camps for sailing, including links to the venues, booking information and details on the Financial Award can be found at http://www.sailing.org/trainingcamps.php.
Find out more about the build up to the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition on the ISAF London 2012 microsite at www.sailing.org/london2012.
by ISAF - 7:01 AM Sat 30 May 2009 GMT
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