World Sailing approved three alternative event proposals for Paris 2024, including mixed radial team races
After the IOC informed World Sailing that it was continuing its assessment of the offshore mixed event to address the challenges raised, but formally requested World Sailing to offer one or more alternative events.
Following an IOC request for such proposals, MPs, class associations, committee chairs and the council were invited to come up with suggestions for alternative events in the form of submissions.
World Sailing received 26 submissions, and these have been reviewed by the President and the Board of Directors with respect to their adherence to Rule 23.1.11 which includes the IOC Criteria Framework.
The World Sailing Board and the President approved three alternative event proposals at the board meeting on April 30, 2021. They are: – Men’s and women’s individual kitesurfing events – Formula Kite – Men’s individual dinghy events and two-person women – 470 – Mixed team races – ILCA 6
The Board of Directors discussed and agreed that there was not a strong enough alignment with the IOC criteria for all other bids and that a bid did not comply with the requirements of Rule 23.1.11 .
The Commission’s considerations for all submissions received are available (in PDF format) to download below. When the bids were identical, they were consolidated into a single joint bid on behalf of all bidders.
At the mid-year 2021 meeting, the Status, Events and Equipment Committees will each meet from May 10-11, 2021. They will review submissions on alternative events and make their respective recommendations to the Board.
The World Sailing Council will meet on May 14, 2021. They will discuss and vote on the three approved submissions. The outcome of the process will be a decision of two alternative event proposals, ranked in order of preference, before the IOC deadline, which is May 26, 2021. – Daniel Smith, Director of Communications and Digital