Progress to retain Lasers for Paris 2024

Published on August 6th, 2019

At World Sailing’s 2019 Mid-Year Meeting (May 17-19) in London, Great Britain, World Sailing’s Council voted to retain the Laser and Laser Radial for the Men’s and Women’s One Person Dinghy event for the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition.

This followed an evaluation in which the Laser boats were trialed alongside the D-Zero, Melges 14, and RS Aero. However, World Sailing Board informed Council in May 2019 that it would only continue contractual discussions until August 1 2019 with the selected Equipment.

This deadline was needed as there was disruption between the International Laser Class Association (ILCA) and its builders, but World Sailing can confirm the ILCA has signed the required Olympic Classes Contract by this deadline and has also submitted additional information about the arrangements for the Class.

The position has been discussed at a recent meeting of the World Sailing Board and it has requested clarification from ILCA in a small number of areas. The Board will then officially communicate to Council its position.

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