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Olympic Equipment Selection High On Agenda For World Sailing’s Mid-Year Meeting

16th May 2019
Olympic Equipment Selection High On Agenda For World Sailing’s Mid-Year Meeting Photo: World Sailing

Selection of sailing equipment for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris has been a major taking point ahead of World Sailing’s Mid-Year Meeting in London, which gets under way tomorrow (Friday 17 May).

The Events Committee and Equipment Committee will meet tomorrow and Saturday to make preliminary decisions on a number of events, including the selection of new equipment for the Mixed Two Person Dinghy, the Mixed Kiteboard, the Mixed Two Person Offshore Keelboat, and the Men’s and Women’s One Person Dinghy following its re-evaluation.

Earlier this week, RS Sailing — whose RS Aero is under evaluation for the latter events — published an open letter in a big push to World Sailing bosses to take over from the incumbent Laser, whose future as the Olympic single-handed dinghy class after Tokyo 2020 is by no means certain.

The Events Committee meeting will be live-streamed YouTube from 9.30am tomorrow, with the Equipment Committee meeting streamed from 9.30am on Saturday.

Following those, the Council, the main decision-making body of sailing’s world governing body, brings the session to a close on Sunday 19 May from 9.30am also on YouTube, with discussions on governance reform and events strategy from 2021 to 2028.

MacDara Conroy

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MacDara Conroy is a contributor covering all things on the water, from boating and wildlife to science and business

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