TICKETS are back on sale for five of the previously sold-out Olympic sailing events.

This summer’s spectator site at Nothe Gardens will make history as the first-ever ticketed event for Olympic sailing.

Tickets costing £35 are available for Monday July 30, to see the women’s Elliott 6m Match Racing competition with Poole contenders Lucy and Kate Macgregor and Weymouth defending champion Paul Goodison compete in the men’s Laser one-person dinghy event.

On the same day Portland contender Ali Young will race in the Laser Radial dinghy class, Sherborne’s Andrew Simpson and helm Iain Percy will compete in the men’s Star keelboat, defending champion Ben Ainslie will race in the Finn heavyweight dinghy and Exmouth’s Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes will compete in the men’s 49er skiff.

Medal race tickets costing £55 are also available for Wedn-esday August 8 when the world’s best 49er sailors compete for the podium, on Thursday August 9 when Portland’s 470 men Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell aim to battle for a medal, Friday August 10 when Weymouth’s 470 Girls Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark could vie for glory and Saturday August 11 for the Match Racing finale.

A London Organising Committee of the Games spokesman said: “We’ve had more contingency tickets than we first thought.

“Tickets can change until the venue is totally finalised.

“As we reallocate media and sponsor tickets and get returns from the public, more tickets go on sale.”

Visit tickets.london2012 .com and ‘search events’ if you wish to buy some tickets.