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World Sailing's Equipment Committee met on Saturday 18 May at the 2019 Mid-Year Meeting in London, Great Britain. The Equipment to be used at the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition was at the top of the agenda and the Committee debated the subject at length before voting on what recommendations they will put forward to World Sailing's Council on Sunday 19 May.
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.
The Equipment Committee will meet on Saturday 18 May at World Sailing's 2019 Mid-Year Meeting in London, Great Britain. The meeting is the second of three in London. The Events Committee met on Friday 17 May. A full meeting wrap up is available here – http://www.sailing.org/news/88640.php#.XN-6yaZ7m_U. Sunday will see the meeting of the Council, the main decision making body of World Sailing.
Paris 2024 Equipment will be hotly debated by the Equipment Committee. Read more on the topic here – http://www.sailing.org/news/88613.php#.XN-75qZ7m_U.
Click here for the agenda – http://www.sailing.org/tools/documents/AGDEQMidyear2019final-.pdf
Live audio and feed of the primary screen will be available to watch below:
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