World Sailing has received confirmation from the International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board about the event program and athlete quotas for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
However, the IOC is to further review the Mixed Two Person Offshore Keelboat Event in order to properly assess the key considerations around safety and security of the athletes. The specific event proposal will be decided as soon as possible but no later than 31 May, 2021.
The sailing events are planned to be held in the Mediterranean Sea at Marseille. with an athlete quota for sailing of 330, a decrease of 20 from Tokyo 2020.
David Graham, World Sailing’s CEO, said: “The list of Events, approved by World Sailing’s Member National Authorities, truly represents the international landscape of sailing with dinghies, keelboats, kiteboarding, skiffs and windsurfers all included. This change has been a complicated process to manage, and I take this opportunity to thank the 1000s of hours done principally by our volunteer body.
“The Mixed Kiteboarding competition will be one of the fastest events at the Games, requiring speed, precision and teamwork in short form, close knit races. In addition, the Mixed 470 will require close collaboration between male and female teammates to master the dinghy that has established so many well-known champion sailors.
“Offshore sailing is an exciting way of showcasing the sport and engaging fans worldwide with the thrill of adventure, eSport integration and sailors battling the elements.”
Staying the same from Tokyo to Paris are: Men’s One Person Dinghy (Laser), Women’s One Person Dinghy (Laser Radial), Men’s Skiff (49er), Women’s Skiff (49erFX) and Mixed Multihull (Nacra 17).
But changing are:
● Men’s Two Person Dinghy (470) in Tokyo will become the Mixed Two Person Dinghy (470) in Paris
● Women’s Two Person Dinghy (470) in Tokyo will lose out to Mixed Two Person Keelboat Offshore in Paris
● Men’s One Person Dinghy Heavy (Finn) in Tokyo will lose out to Mixed Kiteboard (Formula Kite Class) in Paris
● Men’s Windsurfing (RS-X) in Tokyo will become Men’s Windsurfing (iQFoil) in Paris
● Women’s Windsurfing (RS-X) in Tokyo will become Women’s Windsurfing (iQFoil) in Paris.