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What is maximum feasible weight for Laser ?
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Mixed singlehander is men in Finns and women in another class in what one assumes will be a relay race. 

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Originally posted by 2547

Mixed singlehander is men in Finns and women in another class in what one assumes will be a relay race. 

or combined score I guess.  It'll be interesting to see what craft WS select... I guess they could just re-use the Laser Radial entrant, giving her two medal opportunities?  
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Mixed singlehander is men in Finns and women in another class in what one assumes will be a relay race. 

No, the WSC has consulted GRF and it will be run as a handicap race.

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https://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/205261/Paris-2024-Events-confirmed

So Laser and Radial both remain, but equipment for review (new rigs?)
49er and FX remain
Nacra stays too.
Finn stays, but they will race in a two boat mixed event? 
470 Men; changes to women helms I guess? 
470 women makes way for kitesurfing in some unknown format. 

The mixed male and female pairs in finns and something else... I can't think how the format will work without the format feeling like two separate events stitched together. 

Not sure how I feel about kitesurfing. From what I've watched it seems very different from any sailing I would recognise, and while undoubtedly a cool sport my impression is the racing is a very small niche. Makes you feel sorry for sports like squash which have a huge history and good participation, and yet can never make it to the Olympics.  
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Post Options Post Options   Quote H2 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 May 18 at 8:32am
Its a fair point on Squash Mozzy - but then raquet sports in general have had a hard time at the Olympics, I think tennis only got back in recently!! No idea why that is
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Could mixed singlehander be keelboat based?  That could minimise any physical differences? Mini Transat 6.50 would be interesting!
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Originally posted by Ardea

Could mixed singlehander be keelboat based?  That could minimise any physical differences? Mini Transat 6.50 would be interesting!

and be much more expensive than an already costly Finn, 470, whatever, when one of the (audible) goals is to make sailing more accessible to emerging nations


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Originally posted by Ardea

Could mixed singlehander be keelboat based?  That could minimise any physical differences? Mini Transat 6.50 would be interesting!

That might make sense. However, if you scroll down to the table (in the link above), the mixed single-hander replaces the men's heavyweight event. In the right hand column for this event it says the men's equipment will be retained (finn) and new equipment selected for the women single-hander. 

I read that to mean that the mixed singlehander event will be in two sets of equipment, one boat for men, and one boat for women. Then result merged, either by pooling scores or out on the water in a relay race. Either way, it would feel a bit contrived. 

I would much prefer a mixed event by offshore keelboat like you suggest, although I suspect too expensive for the Olympics. My preferred option would be team racing with mixed boats. Mixed boats are fairly common to a very high level in team racing already, so it wouldn't feel forced in anyway. 


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Aero 5 or 7 maybe.... speculation, speculation.
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