Please select your home edition
Edition
upffront 728x90

Star in, Solings out for next Olympics, Athens 2004

by Tony Clare on 12 Nov 2000
Soling crew from Denmark win Gold Jesper Bank, Henrik Blakskjaer and Thomas Jacobsen
Disappointingly I have to announce that the ISAF Council decided today not
to include the Soling in the classes for 2004. The fleet/match discipline
had been previously discarded by Council and the decision was therefore a
straight vote for the men's fleet event head to head against the Star
Class. The voting was 20 for the Star and 17 for the Soling. (Only 2
delegates voting differently would have changed the vote.) The only other
keelboat event is to be a women's three person fleet event. The Soling is
being actively considered by the Women's Committee but we have no
indication of the likelihood or otherwise of this selection.

Like all ISAF decisions it is difficult let to analyse exactly the reasons
for discarding the Soling and it would not be helpful to speculate at this
stage.

Your Executive is sorry to bring you this bad news, but we may find - and
hope and trust as other classes have - that the decision will help us to
generate the growth of the grass roots for what remains as good and
exciting a boat as it was before this somewhat eccentric decision.
Naiad/Oracle Supplierupffront 660x82Schaefer 2016 Ratchet Block 660x82

Related Articles

52 Super Series – Puerto Portals Sailing Week – Azzurra strikes back
Azzurra delivered their best day of the season so far on the Bay of Palma waters where they won the World Champion title The team of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda scored two second places from the pair of windward-leeward races which were sailed in relatively steady sea breeze conditions. Super sharp starting was the launch pad for race victories today. Prime position on the pin mark of the start line at the gun was key to the wins of Bronenosec and Provezza.
Posted today at 7:01 pm
52 Super Series – Puerto Portals Sailing Week – Races 3 and 4 images
Photographer Max Ranchi has provided this gallery of images from races three and four Photographer Max Ranchi has provided this gallery of images from races three and four
Posted today at 5:15 pm
52 Super Series – Puerto Portals Sailing Week – Bouncing back on Day 1
Quantum Racing pretty much carried on from where they left off in Sardinia earlier this month, ferociously consistent Quantum Racing pretty much carried on from where they left off in Sardinia earlier this month, ferociously consistent and proving the value of every point gained on each race course. After their ninth and tenth places respectively at the Audi Settimana delle Bocche Vladimir Liubomirov’s Bronenosec and Takashi Okura’s Sled both bounced back with a strong opening day to the third regatta of the five
Posted on 25 Jul
52 Super Series – Puerto Portals Sailing Week – Races 1 and 2 images
Photographer Max Ranchi has provided this gallery of images from races one and two Photographer Max Ranchi has provided this gallery of images from races one and two
Posted on 25 Jul
New challenges for Oman Air at halfway stage of Extreme Sailing Series
Race organisers have extended the race area on the River Elbe to cater for the higher speeds of the new foiling GC32s. Race organisers have extended the race area on the River Elbe to cater for the higher speeds of the new foiling GC32s but Oman Air skipper Morgan Larson says avoiding errors will still be the biggest challenge if they are to extend their overall lead with their third Act victory of the season.
Posted on 25 Jul
Azzurra now in the Balearics for third event in 52 Super Series 2016
The fleet of ten TP 52s had their Practice Race today in the thermal breezes that are so typical of Mallorca. The fleet of ten TP 52s had their Practice Race today in the thermal breezes that are so typical of Mallorca. It was a day of fine-tuning before the Puerto Portals Sailing Week officially begins.
Posted on 24 Jul
52 Super Series – Puerto Portals Sailing Week – Oiling the wheels
The TP52 Class have been coming to chic self-contained Puerto Portals since the Med Fleet’s formative year, 2005. The TP52 Class have been coming to chic self-contained Puerto Portals since the Med Fleet’s formative year, 2005. The MedCup was hosted four times by the marina between 2005 and 2008 and 2016 is now the second time that the 52 Super Series will race out on the Bay of Palma based from Puerto Portals Marina.
Posted on 24 Jul
52 Super Series – Making the last day count
Consistency across the first racing days is a crucial component of winning on the highly charged, evenly matched series Consistency across the first racing days is a fundamental component of winning on the highly charged, very evenly matched series, but this season has seen several different teams blow their chances of a podium finish with a miserable finale. It seems that delivering solid results amidst the pressure cooker environment of the last races is telling.
Posted on 22 Jul
Extreme Sailing Series™ 2016 – Hamburg here we come
As the fleet enters the fourth Act of the eight-Act 2016 season, the teams have found their feet in the GC32s. As the fleet enters the fourth Act of the eight-Act 2016 season, the teams have found their feet in the GC32s.
Posted on 21 Jul
Internationals among early Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race entries
From the moment the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia opened entry into the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - From the moment the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia opened entry into the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, owners were committing their support, among them three international entries, starting the ball rolling on the country’s most celebrated yacht race.
Posted on 13 Jul