The Olympic Vision for Sailing

Published on October 27th, 2023

Ben Remocker is Class Manager for the 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17, with these boats used for three of the 10 event for Paris 2024 Olympics. In this report, Ben shares what’s up in the world of Sailing Politics, and where the sport is headed in the future Olympics:

The annual World Sailing conference is happening in Southern Spain, in November 2023, and Olympic Sailing will be the central topic. World Sailing is presenting an Olympic Vision paper with aim to align our Olympic strategy.

Meanwhile, the IOC just announced three sports have moved into the core category and 5 new sports will be brought to LA2028. Skateboarding, Climbing, and surfing got moved to core while Breaking has been dropped. New for 2028 is squash and then 4 new team sports in cricket, flag football, lacrosse, and baseball/softball.

There was a chance up to three sports would be dropped, but Weightlifting and Modern Pentathlon seem to have staved off elimination, while Boxing remains in limbo. – Full report

Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Program*:
Men’s One Person Dinghy – ILCA 7 (41)
Women’s One Person Dinghy – ILCA 6 (41)
Mixed Two Person Dinghy – 470 (19)
Men’s Skiff – 49er (20)
Women’s Skiff – 49erFX (20)
Men’s Kiteboard – Formula Kite Class (20)
Women’s Kiteboard – Formula Kite Class (20)
Men’s Windsurfing – iQFoil (24)
Women’s Windsurfing – iQFoil (24)
Mixed Multihull – Nacra 17 (19)
* Quota per event in parenthesis but does not include Universality Places (2 men, 2 women)

Venue: Marseille, France
Dates: July 26-August 11


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