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Boats selected for 2012 Olympic regatta

17th November 2008

The ISAF Council voted on the boat classes to be used as equipment for the 10 sailing events at the 2012 London Olympic Games during the second day of their meeting at the ISAF Annual Conference in Madrid, Spain.

The equipment selected by the ISAF Council for the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition is:

(Event - Equipment)

Men's One Person Dinghy - Laser

Men's One Person Dinghy Heavy - Finn

Men's Two Person Dinghy - 470

Men's Two Person Dinghy High Performance - 49er

Men's Windsurfer - RS:X

Men's Keelboat - Star

Women's One Person Dinghy - Laser Radial

Women's Two Person Dinghy - 470

Women's Keelboat Match Racing - Elliott 6m (modified)

Women's Windsurfer - RS:X

Nine of the ten choices for equipment have a proven track record at the Olympic Games. The Elliott 6m, selected for the Women's Keelboat Match Racing event making its debut at London 2012, is the one new class selected which has not been previously used at the Olympic Games.

The ten sailing events at the 2012 London Olympic Games will be held at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, on the south coast of Great Britain.

The selection of the equipment for the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition was made according to the procedures set out in the ISAF Regulations ( ). The final selection of equipment was made from a list of over 20 boat classes who applied to be considered as equipment for the Olympic Games. The selection of the sailing events and equipment is subject to final confirmation by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Team

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