All systems go for 2021 Mid-Year Meeting

Published on May 7th, 2021

(May 7, 2021) – Following a World Sailing Board meeting today, the President, supported by the Board, approved the three alternative event submissions for Paris 2024 Olympics.

As the International Olympic Committee was uncertain if they would approve the Mixed Two Person Offshore Keelboat event for sailing’s 10th medal at Paris, World Sailing received 26 alternative event submissions, of which these three were deemed to have adhered to Regulation 23.1.11 which includes the IOC criteria framework.

While questions had been raised about the proper interpretation of Regulation 23.1.11 and the Board’s approach to the alternative event submissions, due to the tight time frame to meet the requirements of the IOC, the Board approved these three submissions which will now go through the World Sailing decision making process at the 2021 Mid-Year Meeting.

At the 2021 Mid-Year Meeting the Constitution, the Events and Equipment Committees will each meet on May 10-11 to consider the submissions on alternative event(s) and make their respective recommendations to Council.

World Sailing’s Council will meet on May 14 and will discuss and vote on the submissions. The outcome of the process will be a decision of two alternative event proposals, ranked in order of preference, ahead of the IOC deadline, which is May 26, 2021.

To view the full submissions, click here.

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