At the 2011 ISAF Mid-Year Meeting ISAF Council adopted submission M10-11 which confirmed a two person women’s skiff and two person mixed gender multihull as Olympic Equipment.
ISAF have released the initial request for proposal of equipment for both evaluations with trials likely to take place at a suitable venue in Southern Europe in early spring 2012. Full details on the venue and dates will be announced nearer the time.
ISAF will invite Member National Authorities to nominate sailors to test sail and report back on the proposed boats and ISAF will also appoint an evaluation group with representations from the relevant ISAF committees.
The final decision will be made by ISAF Council at the 2012 ISAF Annual Conference in Dublin, Ireland.
Dr Jason Smithwick, Head of Technical and Offshore at ISAF said, 'We look forward to seeing well-developed boat proposals that will not only challenge the best athletes in the world but also be cost effective for our sailors and MNAs.
'Safety and transportability are a crucial part of the selection criteria and it is also important for the proposed equipment to appeal to spectators, media and sailors.
'ISAF will ensure the evaluation and trials process will be thorough and objective with a clear selection plan.'
A notice of intent to participate, the application fee and supporting documentation shall be supplied to ISAF no later than 90 days prior to the trials date.
Further information is available in the two request for proposal documents. Skiff Request for Proposal Multihull Request for Proposal ISAF website