It was the most packed session we have had this week here in Athens at the ISAF Annual Conference to hear the ISAF Events Committee’s recommendation on the provisional Olympic events and equipment for 2016.
This is how the voting went...
The Events Committee recommends:
Windsurf or Kiteboard for men and women – equipment evaluation
One person dinghy men – Laser Standard
One person dinghy women – Laser Radial
Two person dinghy (skiff) men – 49er
Two person dinghy (skiff) women – equipment evaluation
Second one person dinghy men – Finn
Two person mixed multihull – equipment evaluation
Two person mixed dinghy with spinnaker – 470
Women’s keelboat – Elliott 6m
In so doing the committee’s voting recommends taking out the men’s keelboat. The second one person dinghy for women was the other option not to be selected.
The Committee’s recommendations are of course just that. They will go to the ISAF Council for consideration this weekend. After Council vote they are then subject to confirmation at the ISAF Mid-Year meeting in May 2011.