The 1,111 sailors from 59 nations arose this morning, greeted by sunshine and clear blue skies. The one problem, the early morning breeze that has been evident over the opening two days of racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères was absent.
As sailors trickled in to rig their boats on the second day of racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères they were greeted with flags fluttering in a beautiful breeze that will whet their sailing appetite.
The three sailing events of the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games will take place in the Chinese coastal city of Qingdao. The Paralympic Sailing Competition will take place from the 8-13 September. Gold medals will be decided in three Paralympic sailing events, featuring a total of 80 sailors.
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