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    Posted: 14 May 18 at 6:44pm
Kites in, 470 goes mixed and the Finn of course survives as some sort of contrive mixed team event. 

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Not sure you're looking at the final list - sailing.org reports that new classes are Mixed one person dinghy, mixed two person dinghy, mixed kite.

Not sure how you fit a Finn in there (but also not clear what mixed one person means - moth of some sort??)

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Look at the full text of submission 22. 

Mixed single hander retains the menís equipment. New equipment for the women. Some sort of relay race one assumes. 
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Amazing how unclear they manage to make it! Some more detail/speculation here... link
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When was a lightweight woman considered as sub 70kgs. 
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I'm probably going to get in trouble for this thought, but does a 'mixed single hander' mean there is finally an event for the ladyboys people keep referring to?

More sensible would be two-boat team racing with one male, one female, but sense does not seem to have any place in all this dumbing down. And even then, how can any boat selected accommodate both big guys or small women.

On the mixed two-hander, unless its twin trapeze or both hiking, simple physiological statistics suggest you will surely nearly always end with female helm, and a bloke on the wire. 

Seems to me that the muppets voting for all this are totally clueless. Just imagine the furore if it was decided to chuck out boxing and judo, but combine all combat sports and make them mixed tag-team. Oh, hang-on, they probably already have that on US TV

Hopefully, they've f**ked things up sufficiently that sailing falls out of the Olympics altogether. Let the kites and SUPs have it. I still believe its a force for bad, not good for the sport.
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So I read that there would be equipment trials for the mixed singlehander.

Has the Finn bitten the dust - thereís no way that can possibly be taken seriously as a mixed event?
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Originally posted by turnturtle

So I read that there would be equipment trials for the mixed singlehander.

Has the Finn bitten the dust - thereís no way that can possibly be taken seriously as a mixed event?


Finn will never bite the dust. It was "open" before becoming the "heavy weight dinghy"

Finn is too powerful. It will appeal to all courts that will listen, UN court of human rights, failing that it will burn down world sailing HQ and knee cap all the exec commmittee
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No provision for large blokes to sail? 


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