The day is upon us

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With just over two weeks to go to London 2012 so 'Field of Play Manager' Rod Carr talks us through the sailing competition
After waiting for years, sailing at the London 2012 Olympic Games gets underway on Sunday 29 July, with the Stars and Finns first up. For sports fans in the UK, the Olympic Games being on home soil for the first time since 1948, will be a once in a lifetime experience. For sailors taking part, the competition represents the culmination of four years continuous hard graft in what should be one of the most challenging of recent Olympiads. Today the Olympic torch visits Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, with Rodney Pattisson sailing the torch away to the beach in Weymouth. This coincides with the National Schools Sailing Association Championships, which are taking place there at the moment with 500 entries and 700 children. But for the organisers, the ‘go’ button gets pressed at 1800 tonight when they ‘bump in’ (to use Olympic vernacular), formally taking over the venue, prior the sailors being allowed in from Monday. Column1 Star, Finn Laser, Radial 49er RS:X M+ W Women's Match Racing Men's 470 Women's 470