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Paris 2024 Equipment top of the agenda at 2019 World Sailing Mid-Year Meeting

by Daniel Smith, World Sailing 16 May 06:43 BST 17-19 May 2019
London Olympics: When the Laser was introduced to the Olympics in 1996 its appeal was that it provided competition using equal and identical equipment. © Richard Gladwell

Chelsea Football Club, London, Great Britain will host World Sailing delegates from 17-19 May for the 2019 edition of World Sailing's Mid-Year Meeting.

World Sailing's Events Committee and Equipment Committee will meet on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 May before the Council, the main decision making body of the world governing body, bring the session to a close on Sunday 19 May. An audio and main screen feed of all the meetings will be available on the World Sailing TV YouTube Channel.

Leading up to the meeting, the selection of Equipment for the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition has been a major talking point with decisions to be made in London and then in Bermuda at the Annual Conference in November.

World Sailing's proposals for governance reform and the events strategy for 2021-2028 will also be discussed alongside three urgent submissions.

Paris 2024 Selection of Equipment

Three Events and Equipment have been confirmed for the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition 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.

Click here for the Men's and Women's Windsurfer Equipment Re-evaluation Board Recommendation to 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, World Sailing's Equipment Committee will make a recommendation to Council.

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.

For all Events, except for the Mixed Two Person Offshore Keelboat, the reports and recommendations from the appointed Evaluation Panels to the Equipment Committee will be reviewed at World Sailing's Mid-Year Meeting in May.

Read the Evaluation Panel reports here:

A verbal report will be given on the Mixed Two Person Offshore Keelboat and Submission M01-19 from the Board proposes to Council a new way forward with the procedure for selecting this Equipment.

Click here for further information on the selection of Equipment for Paris 2024.

Governance Commission Update

World Sailing's Board of Directors approved and published for consultation its proposal for wholesale governance reform of the world governing body earlier this month.

See www.sailing.org/news/88596.php#.XNvMA6Z7nE6 for further information and to read the proposal.

Maria Clarke, Independent Chair of the Governance Commission, will present to World Sailing's Council and consider any issues that require further consideration in advance of the proposal going forward to delegates at the 2019 Annual General Meeting.

2021-2028 World Sailing Event Strategy

In the build-up to the Mid-Year Meeting, an Event Strategy Working Party have been working on World Sailing's Event Strategy for 2021 2028.

With the Olympic venues determined for Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028, the goal of the strategy is to focus on the requirements for all sailors, add value for all stakeholders and promote the world's top sailors.

Click here to view the recommendation on the 2021 20208 World Sailing Event Strategy.

The paper will be discussed at the Events Committee who will make a recommendation to World Sailing's Council.

Helpful Links

Live streams and Agendas:
World Sailing will stream audio and a feed of the primary presentation screen at the Events Committee, Equipment Committee and Council meeting.

Agendas: Submissions: Supporting Papers

All Supporting Papers for the Mid-Year Meeting can be accessed via www.sailing.org/meetings/mid-year-2019.php - followed by 'Papers' on the top menu and then 'Supporting Papers' on the lower menu.

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