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Event Description

470 World Championships Barcelona   Tweet this All Barcelona events
Campionat del Món de la classe 470
Event date:  Thursday 10th May 2012 - Saturday 19th May 2012
Event location:
Port Forum and Port Olimpic marinas in Barcelona

The 2012 470 World Championships in Barcelona: Around 250 of the world's best 470 sailors from over 40 countries will compete in Barcelona in the world championships which is also the second of the two qualification events for the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition. There are 7 men's 470 places and 1 of the five women's 470 places in the summer Olympics that will be filled after the Barcelona races. Pre-Championship training is at Port Olimpic and the Championship venue is the Port Forum marina. Both venues are in the Sant Marti district of Barcelona. On Saturday 12th May 2012 at 12:00 there is an exhibition 470 regatta at Port Vell by the top ten male and female ranked teams in the world. The competition races start on Sunday 13th May with 2 regattas a day in each category until 18th May.  To coincide with this event a new International Sailing Centre opens at Parc del Fòrum under the big photovoltaic panel. The aim of the new sailing centre is both to support high-performance sports with modern technologies to analyse sports performanceand also to promote sailing and water sports in Barcelona. The centre is 4,400 sqm in size  and has accommodation for 93 guests, a gym, restaurant, swimming area and launch site for up to 300 light sailing boats.

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Event address & map

Port Forum marina Barcelona
Port Forum marina Barcelona   -   Website
Carrer de la Pau, 12
Postal Code:
Sant Adrià de Besòs

How to get to this venue

How to get to Port Fòrum marina Barcelona

GPS location: 41º 24.9' N - 2º 13.7' E
Carrer de la Pau, 12 (note address is not correctly marked on Google maps)

Google Maps Port Forum GPS location
Telephone: +34 933562725
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Port Fòrum,  also called Port Esportiu de Sant Adrià, is a new marina at the Forum Park in Diagonal Mar. It features two areas: the inner dock with 170 berths designed for boats of 10 to 25 metres and an outer dock with 31 berths for boats of up to 80 metres. The berths feature telephonic line, 130 TV channels and WIFI, as well as the usual water and electricity services. In 2012 a new International Sailing Centre opened at Parc del Fòrum under the big photovoltaic panel. The centre was created both to support high-performance sports with modern technologies to analyse sports performance, but also to promote sailing and water sports in Barcelona. The centre is 4,400 sqm in size  and has accommodation for 93 guests, a gym, restaurant, swimming area and launch site for up to 300 light sailing boats.
Port Forum is part of El Parc del Forum - Forum Park - which is an area on the coast of Barcelona in the residential Diagonal Mar neighbourhood in the district of Sant Marti. It was originally constructed for the 2004 "Universal Forum of Cultures" exhibition and is now used for many annual events and festivals in Barcelona. El Parc del Forum is home to the CCIB convention center and the Museu Blau natural science museum, the Banys Forum bathing area

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Public transport to Port Forum marina 

By Metro to Port Forum :
The nearest Metro stop is El Maresme Forum on the Yellow Line 4.
Barcelona metro map

tram  By Tram to Port Forum : 
Nearest Tram stop is Forum stop on T4 line
Barcelona tram map of the T4 line - Sant Marti - Besos

Bus and Night bus from Barcelona:
Buses: TMB bus Lines (lineas)
>Bus 7 or bus 36  Stop: Av. Diagonal–Rambla Prim
>Bus 43 or bus 141 Stop: Alfons el Magnànim–Ronda S.R. Penyafort
>Bus N6 night bus (Nit Bus)  Stop: Alfons Magnànim–Rambla Prim

By Bus from Badalona:
Tugsal B-23
Stop: Alfons el Magnànim–Ronda S.R. Penyafort

By Golondrina harbour ferry 

Take Golondrina ferry
from Plaza de Colon at the end of La Rambla to Port Forum

By Car

Location of Port Forum/Parc del Forum Barcelona is on the Ronda del Litoral ring road.
If you are heading from Barcelona take "Selva de Mar" exit
If you are heading towards Barcelona take "Rambla Prim" exit

Hotels near Port Forum marina
Most of the hotels near to Port Forum are modern and new 4 or 5 star hotels. If you want cheaper hotels near Port Forum, then there are cheaper options in the center of Barcelona which is just 20-30 minutes away by public transport. A good hostal that is fairly close to Port Forum is the Urbany Hostel.

Hotel Diagonal Zero Hotel Diagonal Zero
•  New hotel by Park Forum / CCIB convention centre
•  5 minute walk to beach and 15 minutes by metro/tram to city centre
•  Air-conditioned rooms. flat-screen satellite TV, free Wi-Fi
•  Spa and gym, rooftop pool and terrace
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Barcelona Princess Barcelona Princess
•  Modern luxury hotel by Park Forum / CCIB centre and beach
•  Bright spacious rooms with air-con, satellite TV and free minibar
•  Free Wi-Fi zone, free fitness centre
•  2 heated outdoor pools - one on the 23rd floor with sea views
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Barcelona Forum Marriot AC Hotel Barcelona Forum by Marriott
•  Marriot hotel near Parc Forum and connected directly with CCIB centre
•  Stylish rooms with flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi and free minibar.
•  Facilities including fitness & wellness centre and rooftop pool.
•  Two restaurant s- one with fantastic sea views, and tapas café
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Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona
•  Hilton hotel near Parc del Forum,  CCIB centre and 400m to beach.
•  Modern stylish rooms with air-con, plasma TV, Wi-Fi access
•  Indigo Restaurant serves Mediterranean and Catalan food
•  2 bars - one a seasonal poolside bar with big  terrace
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Vincci Maritimo Vincci Maritimo
•  In Diagonal Mar district, 8 min walk from beach and close to CCIB
•  Japanese Zen design rooms with flat-screen TV and city/garden views.
•  Jardí de Mar Restaurant serves fresh Mediterranean cuisine
•  Guests can enjoy the relaxing Zen garden
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parking barcelona  Parking near Port Forum

Port Forum has an underground car park with 850 parking spaces directly connected to the Ronda Litoral. Port forum also has 156 parking spaces for moored boats and parking spaces reserved for disabled guests.
In addition there are
- 4000 parking places Diagonal Mar shopping mall near Parc del Forum
- 780 parking places Parc del Forum Parking underground parking lot - also long term parking

- 178 parking places  Corner of Carrer de Josep Pla and Carrer Garcia Faria 184 

- Motorbike parking near Parc Forum on the street Carrer de Taulat from Plaça Llevant (direction towards Sant Adrià) and until the crossing of street Sant Ramon de Penyafort. There are also areas for bicycle, coaches and disabled vehicles

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