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    Posted: 10 May 19 at 6:52am
This is going to make the so called 'prohibitively expensive' classes like the Star, Soling etc look like pocket money:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/7vsl4kzp8klhi8k/Mixed%20Two%20Person%20Offshore%20Keelboat%20Event_Working%20Paper.pdf?dl=0

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It will epitimise what non sailors already say about sailing - expensive and elitist.

Will there ever have been an Olympic event that is so expensive and complex ?
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Given it used to be in meter classes, yes. But yes, looks expensive.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote tink Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 May 19 at 8:28pm
I thought the Olympics where supposed to be drug free

50% of sailors sail offshore keel boats
Round the word races are spectator sports
Participation cost will be low

Completely bonkers, 

World Sailing says the D-zero distracts from athleticism because of adjustable mast rake and trailer options but adding lead is athletic.

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Hum

Completely bonkers, how on earth is this an Olympic event. 



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No logic I can see.

Obviously it would be far too simple to use International Flying Fifteens over good long inshore courses. Completely open teams so long as the crew is mixed in any configuration.
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Two person offshore in a Star Boat would be interesting and appease the Star Boat lobby 
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[QUOTE=davidyacht] Two person offshore in a Star Boat would be interesting and appease the Star Boat lobby .

And an opportunity for the French rescue services to prove they are (nearly) as good as the RNLI

World Sailing seem set on a course to try and remove interesting race sailing from the event
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Post Options Post Options   Quote tink Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Dec 19 at 6:33pm
Originally posted by Do Different

No logic I can see.

Obviously it would be far too simple to use International Flying Fifteens over good long inshore courses. Completely open teams so long as the crew is mixed in any configuration.

Fully agree a 4 to 6 hour race in ‘conventional’ day boat would do everything this does at a fraction the cost and be much more accessible to developing countries. It is all scrambled up, they want more inclusive sailing and then agree this, yes the actual Olympic boats are provided but a serious campaign will be the most expensive campaign in teal terms for a very long time
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JimC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Dec 19 at 6:53pm
Like it or not boats with lids are a big part of the sport worldwide. And Its hard to argue against the proposition that at the moment it gets far more in the way of spectators and people following than inshore racing does. It will be interesting to see how it pans out. A longer race might be even better, but comes with the risk it will turn into a procession half way through.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Dec 19 at 7:06pm
Not many working people could afford these boats, (perhaps Doctors and Barristers ?), (the big talk about affordability and inclusion total bull). Probably excluding majority of Worlds countries too.
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