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Minister to launch Go for Gold regatta
The Victorian Minister for Sport and Recreation, The Honourable James Merlino MP, will officially open the Go for Gold regatta, Australia’s premier coaching regatta, which will act as the precursor for five world championships and two Asia Pacific regattas to be held in Melbourne in January as part of Sail Melbourne.
Go for Gold is the first major regatta of what will be a huge two months of sailing in Melbourne and will be held from 30 November to 2 December at Black Rock Yacht Club.
A large fleet of all classes completing in
Ainslie will compete against his fellow British rival for 2008 Olympic selection Ed Wright and 2008 Australian Olympic member Anthony Nossiter amongst others in a high quality field.
In addition to the heavyweight men in the Finn, the world’s best single handed women will be competing in the Laser Radial. Local sailor
In the double handed boats, men and women Olympic 470 sailors will be using Go for Gold as part of their preparation for the 470 World Championships at Mordialloc Sailing Club in January.
Go for Gold is a unique regatta. Now in its 18th year, it is
While attracting the stars of the sailing world and providing high level coaching and support, Go for Gold is designed for all sailors as a grass roots participation event.
A wide range of coaches will be on hand at the regatta. Yachting Australia High Performance program coaches and Yachting Victoria coaches will be on hand for on water and off water coaching.
In addition to the three-day Go for Gold regatta, Yachting Victoria conducts a pre Go for Gold Coaching Clinic at Black Rock Yacht Club from 26-28 November.
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