The Equipment Evaluations for the 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition will take place in Santander, Spain from 17-25 March. It was another light wind day in Santander as the wind failed to fill in towards the latter part of the afternoon.
2016 Equipment Trials Day 5:
Nonetheless it gave the Evaluation Panel a chance to gather their thoughts and engage in discussion between themselves and with the sailors.
Enrique Figueroa (PUR) and Sylvia Vogl (AUT) got a chance to sit down with the mixed multihull sailors to speak to them about the seven boats out here in Santander. And just like the skiff meeting it was beneficial for both parties to have an open discussion between themselves.
The day started with the Hartley Rebel team speaking to the panel and ended with the Nacra manufacturers presenting their case to the panel.
Several kiteboarders are currently in Santander trialling formats for possible inclusion in the 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition. But just like the Skiff and Multihull sailors, they were left frustrated with a lack of wind.
It’s been good to see the new wave of Olympic sailing boats in action throughout the week, but not one to forget where we came from we’ve been retracing Olympic Sailing’s roots on the London 2012 ISAF Olympic Sailing website. We’re currently up to 1936, read more here.
There will be the usual sailor briefing at 9:30 tomorrow morning with sailors, panel members, observers and media hoping we get some breeze.