One Person Dinghy Selection Procedure
Published on January 25th, 2019
Valencia, Spain has been selected by World Sailing to host sea-trials for the selection of Equipment or the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition Men’s and Women’s One Person Dinghy Events.
Real Club Náutico de Valencia will host sailors who will sail and test the four boats shortlisted during the Re-evaluation procedure. The event will take place March 11-15, 2019.
The boats include:
• D-Zero, presented by Devotti Sailing s.r.o.
• Laser Standard and Laser Radial sailboat, presented by ILCA
• Melges 14, presented by Melges Boat Works Inc., NELO and Mackay Boats Ltd.
• RS Aero, presented by RS Sailing.
World Sailing’s Member National Authorities are now invited to nominate their top three male and top three female One Person Dinghy Sailors. The Evaluation Panel will select the sailors from these nominations.
Criteria for selection includes:
• Applicants must be available on the selected dates
• Weight range men: 75kg to 90kg
• Weight range women: 55kg to 70kg
• Ages over 18
• Top level One Person dinghy sailors, providing career highlights
Funding is available to support MNA’s who aren’t able to cover these costs, please contact the technical team for more information.
Click here for the MNA sailor nomination form.
All nomination forms should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than February 11, 2019.
About the Equipment Selection Process
World Sailing launched the tender process in May 2018 which invited Class Associations and Manufacturers to tender for the Men’s and Women’s One Person Dinghy following 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.
Click here to view the tender document.
World Sailing received eight compliant bids and the D-Zero, Laser Standard and Laser Radial, Melges 14 and RS Aero were shortlisted as being those who closely mirror the technical criteria for the event – easy to sail, shared hull dinghy monohull with different rig sizes for male, female and youth sailors.
Following shortlisting, in Phase 2, World Sailing undertook site visits to the manufacturers to confirm the submitted information, after which an improved bid was requested from each of them to address the supply of equipment to major events, the accessibility to the market by new builders and the standardization of equipment amongst different builders.
The Board’s Re-evaluation Working Party reviewed the bids and recommended to World Sailing’s Board of Directors that World Sailing should proceed to select new equipment with the additional recommendation that the existing equipment (Laser/ILCA) is included as a full option in the process. The recommendation was approved at World Sailing’s 2018 Annual Conference. Click here to view the Re-Evaluation Board recommendation to Council.
Following the Sea-trial phase, World Sailing’s Council will select the Equipment in 2019.
Source: World Sailing