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Where does it actually say the Finn is still in? Maybe I scanned it too quick, it's not really that relevant to my world, agree Kites is a mistake, there is no actual genuine racing kiting population certainly not here in the UK, other than Steph Bridges and her kids hence why they monopolise it and frankly racing kites is about as dull a thing you can do with them. Not that I think it should be part of the five ring circus in any form and there will be legal challenges to World Sailings right to say it should.

Other than that their stated aims all seem purposeful at least, they're trying to get sailing more accessible and that's a good thing, the way it's set up right now is ridiculous as I've said time and time again.
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Originally posted by iGRF

Where does it actually say the Finn is still in?


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If you want the Olympics, as the pinnacle of the sport,to feel more accessable then allow more than one boat per class per nation.
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Its difficult to understand these proposals without knowing exactly what they are getting from the IOC, and the IOC policy changes every few years, and I can't really be bothered to keep up any more. But mixed events involving two competitors in two different boats sounds, frankly, even more ridiculous than the foiling monohulls for the America's cup. You've got to wonder what guidance they are getting, since my understanding was that amongst the key drivers were widening the number and geographical spread of nations competing, reducing the number of competitors and keeping the medal count down, and I am yet to understand how this will do any of those, especially the first, since a requirement for two competitive boats and sailors in two classes is only really going to be met by the usual first world suspects. However I might be out of date with those aims...

Has anyone seen anything highlighting how this mixed one person dinghy event is supposed to work?
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Originally posted by JimC

Has anyone seen anything highlighting how this mixed one person dinghy event is supposed to work?
New Mixed One-Person Dinghy Event - it is important that the events at the Olympic Games enable a wide range of physiques and weights to compete. Retaining the Finn dinghy would maintain the opportunities for men in the range of around 90kg plus, and give a new opportunity for women weighing around 70kg to compete.
The name of the event “Mixed One-Person Dinghy Event” is a suggestion, and may of course be changed at a later date to a name which works within the entire package of names for the ten events.
The Mixed One-Person Dinghy Event concept of a mixed team event will create a new innovative approach for dinghy sailing at the Olympic Games, and will not discriminate countries which, for social, cultural or religious reasons, may not be able to support two athletes of different gender competing in the same boat.
The Mixed One-Person Dinghy Event would offer flexible and multiple race format options.

Sooo... no format decided yet. But it will keep the finn as equipment for men over 90kg and have separate equipment for women around 70kg, so that countries that can't put women and men in the same boat for "social, cultural or religious reasons" can compete. 

I wonder if the winning pair who can't sail on the same boat for religious or cultural reasons will receive their joint medals on segregated podiums? Will the world lose it's sh*t if they hug and congratulate each other on their success? 



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Stoopid idea, may as well just have 11 sailing events. 
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Originally posted by iiiiticki

If you want the Olympics, as the pinnacle of the sport,to feel more accessable then allow more than one boat per class per nation.

and then do you encourage or try and stop team-racing?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote fab100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 May 18 at 10:56am
Originally posted by Sam.Spoons

Stoopid idea, may as well just have 11 sailing events. 

in 2016, swimming had 34 events, 17 for men and for 17 women (no mixed relays, note)

Various forms of fighting - boxing, fencing, judo, taekwando, wrestling had 13, 10, 14, 8, 18 events respectively, total 63!

There are 16 kayak events

Why is sailing under pressure to keep the medal count down to 10 when theses others give them away like confetti?
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Disappointed Olympic committee intend to reinforce segregation policies of certain groups.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 May 18 at 11:06am
Still discriminatory how can you have a competition that encourages clinical obesity and half the world couldn't consider entering.. heavyweight mens one person dinghy, may as well say Rich 1st world heavyweight mens sailing event the rest of the world need not apply.

Still it could be like wrestling and a Tag team style event

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