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Laser confirmed for Paris 2024

Published on September 10th, 2019

London, England (September 10, 2019) – At World Sailing’s 2019 Mid-Year Meeting in May, World Sailing’s Council voted to retain the Laser and Laser Radial equipment for the Men’s and Women’s One Person Dinghy for the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition.

However, the decision was conditional on the International Laser Class Association (ILCA) signing the required Olympic Classes Contract by a deadline of August 1, 2019. The contract was not a simple step as it required new standards to expand manufacturing of the equipment beyond the three builders currently contracted with the ILCA.

World Sailing reports today the ILCA has agreed to the contract terms by the deadline, and after submitting additional information and clarification about the arrangements for the Class, the World Sailing Board recommended to World Sailing’s Council to confirm the appointment of the Laser as the Equipment for the Men’s and Women’s One Person Dinghy under the normal arrangements for an electronic vote.

This was approved by Council (30 in favor, 0 against, 0 abstain – 30 participated).

The Laser was first introduced as an Open Event at the Atlanta 1996 Olympics, becoming a Men’s Event with the introduction of the Laser Radial as a Women’s Event at the Beijing 2008 Olympics.

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