EQUIPMENT COMMITTEE MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON PARIS 2024 EQUIPMENT18 May 2019
World Sailing's Equipment Committee met on Saturday 18 May at the 2019 Mid-Year Meeting in London, Great Britain.
Paris 2024 Equipment
Three Events and Equipment were confirmed for the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition ahead of the Mid-Year Meeting with Equipment decisions to be made for the remaining seven Events. At the 2018 Annual Conference, the following Events were approved:
Men's Windsurfer - RS:X*
Women's Windsurfer - RS:X*
Men's One Person Dinghy - TBC
Women's One Person Dinghy - TBC
Mixed Kiteboard - TBC
Mixed Two Person Dinghy - TBC
Women's Skiff - 49erFX
Men's Skiff - 49er
Mixed Two Person Multihull - Nacra 17
Mixed Two Person Offshore Keelboat - TBC
*subject to ongoing equipment re-evaluation
The Men's and Women's Windsurfer were put under the re-evaluation process. The authority for the re-evaluation procedure is World Sailing's Board of Directors who shall make the final recommendations to World Sailing's Council.
The second process is the selection of new Equipment. For new Events and for those where the outcome of an earlier re-evaluation is to select Equipment.
Events under this process include 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.
World Sailing's Equipment Committee moved straight into the debate on Paris 2024 Equipment and agreed that votes for their recommendations to World Sailing's Council would be secret.
Mixed Two Person Dinghy
World Sailing received tenders from the Melges 15, a concept design from Melges Boat Works, and from the 470 Class Association. Melges Boat Works withdrew their application resulting in the 470 Class as the sole tenderer.
Having found the 470 Class tender compliant with all requirements, the Evaluation Panel recommended to the Equipment Committee that the 470 is selected as the Mixed Two Person Dinghy Equipment.
The Equipment Committee recommended the 470 to World Sailing's Council for selection.
All of the Equipment Committee recommendations will be put to World Sailing's Council on Sunday 19 May. The Council will discuss and debate the recommendations before deciding on whether to approve, reject or defer. If Council rejects the recommendation, it will conduct its own ballot process to decide on the equipment.
Any changes to the Regulations that Council makes must also be ratified by our Annual General Meeting in November.
The Council meeting will commence at 09:00 BST on Sunday 19 May. It will be available to watch on World Sailing's YouTube Channel here - www.youtube.com/worldsailingtv
Source: World Sailing