World Sailing Council decisions: iFoil for Paris 2024

Members at the AGM approved the amendments to the Regulations and Constitution as approved at the meeting of World Sailing’s Council, the main decision making body, on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 November.  However, a separate debate was held around the Men’s and Women’s Windsurfer Equipment for Paris 2024. Ahead of the AGM, the Chinese Yachting Association and the Israel Sailing Association moved an amendment to change the Council’s decision to select the iFoil and instead replace it with the RS:X as the Windsurfer Equipment.

A 50% majority was required for the vote but delegates voted to reject the amendment. 13 voted in favour, 37 against and there was one abstention.

This now confirms the list of Events and Equipment for Paris 2024 as:

Men’s Windsurfer – iFoil
Women’s Windsurfer –iFoil
Men’s One Person Dinghy – Laser
Women’s One Person Dinghy – Laser Radial
Women’s Skiff – 49erFX
Men’s Skiff – 49er
Mixed Kite – Formula Kite
Mixed Two Person Dinghy – 470
Mixed Two Person Multihull – Nacra 17
Mixed Two Person Keelboat Offshore – TBC*

*The criteria for suitable Equipment for the Mixed Offshore qualification events will be published no later than 31 December 2020. At the same time, an additional set of criteria will be published for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games Equipment. The recommendation also stated that the Equipment for Paris 2024 will be selected no later than 31 December 2023.