Sport Week: Sailing venue at Rio 201613.07.2016
The Rio 2016 Paralympic sailing event will be contested in Marina da Gloria between 12-17 September.
Situated on Rio de Janeiro’s coast, just around four miles north of the city’s iconic Copacabana beach, the bay lies in sight of the Sugarloaf and Corcovado mountains.
Having previously hosted many sailing events including the Volvo Ocean Race as well as the Clipper Round the World Race, the venue was an obvious choice for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Throughout the six days of Paralympic competition, sailors from each of the three disciplines, 2.4 Norlin OD, SKUD 18 and Sonar, will race twice a day until the final day of racing on 17 September, when just one race in each class will take place as well as the medal ceremonies.
Editor’s note: Each sport on the Rio 2016 Paralympic programme will have a dedicated week of featured content published on paralympic.org. Every week a new sport will be featured and the series will run until September’s Games, helping the public understand more about the 22 sports being contested in Rio.
Sport fans from around the world can now buy their Paralympic tickets for Rio 2016 from authorised ticket resellers (ATRs)
Residents of Brazil can buy 2016 Paralympics tickets directly from the Rio 2016 website.
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