Reviewing One Person Dinghy Equipment for Paris 2024

Published on May 30th, 2018

World Sailing is inviting Class Associations and Equipment Manufacturers to tender for the Men’s and Women’s One Person Dinghy Equipment for the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition. The Equipment to be used for these Events through Tokyo 2020 is the Laser and Laser Radial.

Click here to read the Invitation to Tender.

The Invitation to Tender follows from World Sailing’s Olympic Re-evaluation Policy, detailed in Regulation 23.6 and approved by World Sailing’s Council at the 2017 Annual Conference in Mexico.

Equipment selected for each Olympic Event shall be subject to re-evaluation at least every eight years to ensure that:

• Competing equipment and competing manufacturers of existing equipment can bid to be selected for Olympic Events and therefore access the market on a fair and objective basis;
• Reduce the risk of monopolies;
• Manufacturers do not become complacent, remain price-competitive, produce high-quality equipment, and do not abuse their market positions.

The review process will allow the existing Olympic Equipment for the Event (Laser and Laser Radial), along with any new Classes or manufacturers who wish to have their equipment included in the Olympic Games, to tender for inclusion.

The tender process will review all aspects of the equipment (including suitability for the Olympic Event and its competitors, prices, manufacturing, availability and supply around the world).

For the full process and procedure in the Olympic Equipment Re-evaluation procedure: click here.

The procedures and criteria for the re-evaluation were approved at World Sailing’s Mid-Year Meetings in May 2018 and the final outcome of the review will be decided in November 2018.

Source: World Sailing

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