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iFoil is New Olympic Windsurfer for Paris 2024

3rd November 2019
The new Olympic windsurfer The new Olympic windsurfer

After selecting the iFoil as the Men’s and Women’s Windsurfer for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games on Friday, World Sailing’s Council, the main decision-making body, concluded their meeting on Saturday 2 November.

A number of submissions, proposing change to World Sailing’s Regulations, were approved throughout the two-day meeting. Decisions were made around Paris 2024 Windsurf Equipment, the inclusion of Kiteboarding and mixed sailing at the Youth Sailing World Championships, amendments of the regulations to support the 2021-2028 events strategy and two new Para World Championships.

The amendments to World Sailing’s Regulations will now go to the Annual General Meeting for ratification on Sunday 3 November.

Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition

World Sailing's Council confirmed the list of Events and Equipment for the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition.

Council considered whether to change Events and Equipment for Paris 2024 but no one seconded the proposal which was therefore deemed rejected under World Sailing's rules. Council moved on to the Equipment Committee's recommendation to select the iFoil as the Men's and Women's Windsurfer Equipment for Paris 2024.

Council approved the selection of the iFoil after 31 members voted in favour with eight against and two abstentions. This decision will now go to World Sailing's Annual General Meeting who will ratify the decision.

The list of Events and Equipment for Paris 2024, to be ratified at the Annual General Meeting:

  • Men's Windsurfer - iFoil
  • Women's Windsurfer –iFoil
  • Men's One Person Dinghy - Laser
  • Women's One Person Dinghy - Laser Radial
  • Women's Skiff - 49erFX
  • Men's Skiff - 49er
  • Mixed Kite – Formula Kite
  • Mixed Two Person Dinghy – 470
  • Mixed Two Person Multihull - Nacra 17
  • Mixed Two Person Keelboat Offshore – TBC*

*The criteria for suitable Equipment for the Mixed Offshore qualification events will be published no later than 31 December 2020. At the same time, an additional set of criteria will be published for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games Equipment. The recommendation also stated that the Equipment for Paris 2024 will be selected no later than 31 December 2023.

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