Representatives of International Sailing Federation (ISAF), the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) and the Virgin Kitesurf World Championships (VKWC) met in London on Tuesday to discuss the future of the class Championships.
Reigning ISAF World Champion Ian Williams starts as favourite for the Energa Sopot Match Race, the fourth World Championship Event and Polish leg of the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) which starts on Wednesday this week.
Extreme winds forced the cancellation of racing at the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series in Portsmouth on Sunday, but didn't dampen enthusiasm for a Royal visit from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
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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