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On Thursday 1 February, World Sailing published the recommendation of the Events Committee on the events which should be considered for review for the 2024 Olympic Games. This recommendation will now go forwards to the World Sailing Council to decide which events it feels should be considered for review, which will take place by digital vote during mid-February 2018.

The Events Committee has published the reasons it feels events should be considered for review, which you can find in Appendix A of the Events Committee minutes published at:

The five events recommended for review by the Events Committee are:
• Men’s Windsurfer - RSX
• Women’s Windsurfer - RSX
• Men’s One Person Dinghy Heavyweight - Finn
• Men’s Two Person Dinghy - 470
• Women’s Two Person Dinghy – 470

Please be aware, this is simply a recommendation from the Events Committee and Council has the ability to change the events for review. As the members of Council represent the different countries who are members of World Sailing, they have the opportunity to voice their views and vote on a global perspective.

In addition, the Men and Women's Windsurfer and the Men and Women's One Person Dinghy will be reviewed under World Sailing’s new Antitrust Policy, and further information has been published at: http://www.sailing.org/news/85910.php

Once an event has been voted for review by the World Sailing Council, this does not mean that event will not be included in the 2024 Olympic Games, just that the event is to be reviewed. The subsequent step will take place at the World Sailing Mid-Year Meeting from 12-15 May 2018, with further debate and vote on the events to be selected for the 2024 Olympic Games.

After World Sailing has decided the ten Olympic events, the equipment for each event will be selected which will initially be discussed in November 2018.

You can find information published by World Sailing about the 2024 Review Process at:
World Sailing Announcement on the 2024 Review Process - http://www.sailing.org/news/85774.php
FAQs about the World Sailing 2024 Review Process - http://www.sailing.org/tools/documents/Regulation23FAQsUpdated23Jan2018-[23553].pdf

After World Sailing has decided the events and equipment, in June of 2020 the International Olympic Committee will make its own review of events and confirm or otherwise World Sailing's proposals.

The International 470 Class Association strongly believes that the two-person dinghy men event and two-person dinghy women event using the 470 Class meet all the requirements set by World Sailing and the International Olympic Committee to be included in the Olympic programme. We are working hard to ensure the class’s continued Olympic inclusion.

Download here the presentation that the 470 Class has prepared for the WS Council.

If you have any questions, please email office@470.org

Dimitris Dimou
470 Class President

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