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Olympic RS:X preview - ISAF Sailing World Cup Regatta Weymouth starts 6th June

Over 1,000 sailors from 62 nations will make their way to Weymouth for the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, the sixth of seven ISAF Sailing World Cup Regattas, from the 6-11 June 2011.

Men’s RS:X Standings leaders Ricardo Santos (BRA), in first on 47 points, Shahar Zubari (ISR), on 43 points in second and the third placed Aichen Wang (CHN) with 41 points will line up in the 87 strong fleet.

However the leaders will face a tough task to maintain their position with World 1 Nimrod Mashich (ISR), World 2 Piotr Myszka (POL) and World 3 Julien Bontemps (FRA) registered to sail in what will be an intriguing week of racing in all the fleets.

Sixty sailors will also compete in the Women’s RS:X fleet. Among them will be a seven strong Chinese team that includes Sail Melbourne victor Huali Zhu and Delta Lloyd Regatta winner Li Ling.

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