New women's high performance dinghy

ISAF to carry out trials in April in Hyeres

Wednesday January 3rd 2007, Author: ISAF, Location: United Kingdom
An evaluation event analysing equipment for a possible Women's High Performance Dinghy event at the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition will be held in Hyères, France from 16-19 April 2007. The event will look at whether there are suitable boats for a High Performance Dinghy event for a crew of two women.

The ISAF Council decided to hold an evaluation event for a Women's High Performance Dinghy in advance of the decision on the ten events for the 2012 Olympic Games, which will be made at the 2007 ISAF Annual Conference this November in Athens, Greece.

Among the fundamental criteria set out by ISAF are:

The boat must be a monohull
The dinghy must be able to sail faster off the wind than the wind
The dinghy is for a crew of two women (average combined weight 120-140 kgs)
Targeting a price of 14,500 Euros ready to sail

A report on the Evaluation Event will be completed by the ISAF Mid-Year Meeting, to be held in Paris, France from 4-6 May.

The invitation to enter the event and full details of the criteria and Evaluation Panel can be found on the ISAF Technical microsite - - or by clicking here.

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