Aquece Rio 2015, Olympic Test Event

Associations, Sailing, Sports, Yachting — By on August 14, 2015 at 5:02 PM

ISAF_logo_360Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is set to welcome 339 sailors from 52 nations for the Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2015, the Olympic test event, from 15-22 August 2015. The Aquece Rio is the second sailing test event in preparation for the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition and sailors will be looking to stamp their authority one year out from the largest sporting event in the world.

Sailing’s test event often acts as an indicator into who will be on the podium at the Olympic Games itself. In the build up to London 2012, the one year to go test event saw 18 eventual Olympic medallists finish on the podium with the remaining podium finishers demonstrating the attributes that it takes to become an Olympic medallist.

The Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta allows the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) to evaluate and make key decisions in advance of making the final decisions that will govern the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition.

Six race courses will be tested throughout the week, three outside of Guanabara Bay and three inside. Courses outside include Pai, Copacabana and Niteroi whilst the inside courses are Pão de Açúcar, Ponte and Escola Naval. All will be tested throughout the week by the ten Olympic sailing events. Click here to view the racing areas –


Results will be available throughout the Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2015 on the ISAF Olympic website here –

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The International Sailing Federation has appointed a Brazilian crew for the duration of the Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2015, the Olympic Test Event. Footage is available to media outlets, ISAF Member National Authorities and ISAF Class Associations via a rate card. For further information please contact


The International Sailing Federation will be releasing international press releases after racing throughout the duration of the test event. All the latest news and reports will be available to read here –


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Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing CompetitionThe Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition will take place at the Marina da Glória, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and will feature 380 athletes competing across ten events.Racing is scheduled to take place from 8-18 August 2016 and the competition format for all events is fleet racing.

About The International Sailing Federation
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) is the world governing body for the sport of sailing.

ISAF is made up of 139 Member National Authorities (MNAs), who are its principal members, and responsible for the decision making process that governs the sailing world.

There are currently more than 100 ISAF Classes, ranging from the small dinghy classes for young people up to 60 foot ocean racers.

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