With the choice of London as the main venue for the Summer Olympics in 2012, one thing is certain: The sailing games will be in good, proven hands.
The sailing games take place at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA). There have often been world and European championships in Olympic and international classes in Weymouth in the south of England on the English Channel. The organizers have proven in the past that they can lay out perfect courses in the difficult area.
Phil Gollop, Managing Director of WPNSA, said: "We are all absolutely thrilled with the result of the vote. We have worked hard for six years to achieve this goal. We look forward to seeing the sailors in one of the best dinghy areas in the To greet the world."
The area for 2012
DSV President Dierk Thomsen knows the Olympic area from 2012 very well. "We sailed Starboot there during the earlier Weymouth Olympic Week. I have never sailed in an area where the current was so strong." Otherwise Thomsen thinks Weymouth is a nice place and the former impressive naval facilities of Portland are ideally suited to host Olympic sailing competitions: "The English don't have a current-free area." The home advantage of the English could therefore play a not insignificant role.