Twenty one female Techno 293 sailors will fly their flag at the second Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China from 16-28 August.
Following a continental qualification period spanning from July 2013 to April 2014 the hard work has been done to get to an event that no sailor has yet to experience. Nanjing 2014 is a unique multi-sport event and will give the young sailors a once in a lifetime opportunity to enjoy the sport they love, make friendships that will last a lifetime as well as engaging in Cultural and Education Programmes (CEP) focused on the Olympic spirit and Olympic values.
As well competing in great competition the sailors will wear their colours proudly at the Opening Ceremony on 16 August. The Nanjing 2014 Opening Ceremony will highlight youthful characteristics and showcase youth vitality, encompassing songs and dances. Set to be held at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre more than 20,000 spectators will attend and 2014 Techno 293 World Champion Lucie Pianazza (FRA) cannot wait to see the show, "I'm looking forward to all of the organisation of this great event - the Olympic site and the competition but I'm particularly looking forward to the Opening Ceremony which will be wonderful."
The Opening Ceremony on Saturday 16 August will officially kick off the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games. Once the ceremony has concluded the Girls Techno 293 fleet will turn their focus towards racing which will commence at 11:00 local time on Monday 18 August and conclude on 23 August.
The YOG Sailing Competition will consist of an opening series and final race. The format will be fleet racing but slalom racing may be run for the Boy's and Girl's Windsurfers if the weather conditions are suitable.
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