Please select your home edition
Edition
Selden
Product Feature
Spinlock Aero Pro
Spinlock Aero Pro
Boat Insurance from Noble Marine


Full racing risks
New for old cover
www.noblemarine.co.uk

World Sailing Statement: Tokyo 2020 Men's and Women's One-Person Dinghy

by World Sailing 29 Apr 14:00 BST
World Sailing flags © Marina Garcia / Sailing Energy

World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, wishes to make clear its position on the current issues surrounding the Equipment for the Men's and Women's One Person Dinghy Events at Tokyo 2020.

World Sailing is aware of the current dispute between the international class association (ILCA) and its main manufacturer (Laser Performance). Both parties have kept World Sailing informed of their position and the information will be considered as part of the ongoing Equipment Selection Process for the Paris 2024 Men's and Women's One Person Dinghy. World Sailing is committed to following its published procedures for this process and it will be for the World Sailing Council to make a decision on the Equipment for the Men's and Women's One Person Dinghy Events having received the recommendation and report of the Equipment Committee.

However, World Sailing is concerned that recent public statements overstate conversations with World Sailing officials.

World Sailing has not endorsed or pre-approved the proposed name change of the Laser to the ILCA Dinghy. World Sailing's Board of Directors and Senior Management Team have continuously maintained a position that World Sailing will deal with any applications for class rule changes when they are made by ILCA to World Sailing. To date, World Sailing has received no class rule change requests related to the name of the boat and, if formally made, World Sailing will process any applications in accordance with the relevant World Sailing Regulations.

Concerning the issue of World Sailing's Olympic Equipment Policy, World Sailing has not approved any individual class or manufacturers' position concerning production and intellectual property rights. What World Sailing has done, and continues to do, is to listen carefully and note our stakeholders' positions in this area.

Related Articles

Hempel World Cup Series Enoshima entries open
Opening event of the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Entries for the opening event of the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series in Enoshima are now open and not subject to a qualification process. Posted on 15 Jun
Hempel World Cup Series Final day 6
Italy crowned Nations Trophy Champions The Italian Sailing Team won the Hempel World Cup Series Nations Trophy, awarded to the highest performing nation at the Final, on Sunday 9 June as the 2019 series concluded in Marseille, France. Posted on 9 Jun
Hempel World Cup Series Final day 5
Six podiums decided The colour was to be decided as the points were tight and Camboni watched the fleet sail through. Giard followed in third with Benedetti coming through in fifth, Myszka in seventh and le Coq in ninth. Posted on 8 Jun
Hempel World Cup Series Final day 4
One gold wrapped up ahead of the medal races Italy's Vittorio Bissaro and Maelle Frascari have thrived at the Hempel World Cup Series Final in Marseille, France, finding form that has been unmatched in the 24-boat Nacra 17 fleet. Posted on 7 Jun
Hempel World Cup Series Final day 3
Camboni and de Geus advance in RS:X class After Wednesday's blowout, the sailors racing across the ten Olympic events and Open Kiteboarding were eager to get back to what they do best – sailing as hard and as fast as possible in a bid for glory. Posted on 6 Jun
Hempel World Cup Series Final day 2
Survival of the fittest and strongest Sailors racing at the Hempel World Cup Series Final in Marseille, France needed to use all the strength and fitness they could find with strong winds bringing the second day to an early close. Posted on 5 Jun
Hempel World Cup Series Final day 1
Flying start for Spain's Jordi Xammar and Nicolás Rodriguez Spain's Jordi Xammar and Nicolás Rodriguez got off to a flying start at the Hempel World Cup Series Final in Marseille, France, winning both of their races in the Men's 470. Posted on 4 Jun
World Sailing Presidential Newsletter: May 2019
Kim Andersen's latest update May has been a busy month indeed with the season under way and with all the preparations for the Mid-Year meeting taking place. I would like to thank all the sailors, Committee, Commission and staff for their strong engagement Posted on 3 Jun
Marseille to host Hempel World Cup Series Final
325 sailors from 40 nations set for the event The Series started in Enoshima, Japan, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic venue, in September 2018 before moving to Miami, USA in January 2019 and, most recently, Genoa, Italy in April. Posted on 1 Jun
Paris 2024 decisions made
At World Sailing's 2019 Mid-Year Meeting World Sailing's Council made key decisions on the Equipment to be used at the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition on Sunday 19 May as the Mid-Year Meeting concluded in London, Great Britain. Posted on 19 May