ABOUT PERTH 2011
The ISAF Sailing World Championships are held every four years. The last event was held in Cascais, Portugal, in 2007.
In announcing the decision, ISAF said that Fremantle’s existing infrastructure, good sailing conditions and venue facilities placed Perth ahead of other bidding cities.
ISAF commended Western Australia’s bid on the strength of the financial and political support it secured from the Western Australian and Commonwealth governments.
The 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships is the key qualification event for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Seventy five per cent of nations to participate in London will be decided at Perth 2011.
More than 5,000 officials, including 1,200 sailors, and tens of thousands of spectators are expected to visit Western Australia for the two-week regatta where world champions in each of the ten Olympic sailing events will be determined.
Western Australia’s summer weather conditions, combined with the infamous wind known as the “Fremantle Doctor” should provide an ideal test for sailors and guarantee a world-class display for spectators.
Western Australia Pty Ltd was established in February 2008 as the company responsible for organising the event. John Longley, America’s Cup Project manager and crew member for the historic 1983 win, was appointed Event Director in July 2008.
THE DREAM BEGINS IN PERTH!
Sport FM 91.3 Overdrive with Jack Crawshaw - Darren BeazleyPublished on 28/07/2011
Perth 2011 Chief Operating Officer Darren Beazley speaks with Jack Crawshaw of Overdrive on Sport FM 91.3 - 26 July 2011.