From 20-27 April 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères returns to the French Riviera, bringing together the world's top Olympic and Paralympic class competitors. ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères is the final regatta included in the 2012-2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup, the fifth edition of the annual series for Olympic sailing.
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Hyères and the palm trees, symbol of the city, is appreciated by competitors and their support, for the climate, the easy access with the international airport at walking distance form the port, and for facilities as easy accommodation, at reasonable price compared with other cities of Riviera Coast.
The racing areas offers a wide range of wind conditions, with smooth sea breeze, sometimes Mistral, strong northerly with flat water, or easterly wind bringing big waves and rough sea. These changing conditions make the sport difficult but cannot be better for preparation of the teams.
Located in the heart of the event venue, the media centre enjoys great views over the bay and all the racing areas. This central point favours the contact between media and sailors and is equipped with fast internet connection. Media releases and interviews in French and English are distributed daily. The media center opens daily from 09:00 to 20:00.
A cameraman and editor will be on site from Monday to Friday. Free images in broadcast quality and lower resolution for internet will be available on a dedicated ftp after racing from Monday to Friday. These images will be also available for TV channels on DV Cam.
They will be available for accredited journalists. Booking has to be made directly at the press centre. They will depart from the press centre 30 minutes before racing starts.