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ISAF Evaluating Possible Olympic Classes

The International Sailing Federation has begun holding its women's skiff and mixed multihull evaluations for the 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition at the High Performance Sailing Centre, Santander, Spain.
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The International Sailing Federation has begun holding its women's skiff and mixed multihull evaluations for the 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition at the High Performance Sailing Centre, Santander, Spain.

Six women's skiffs and seven mixed multihulls are under consideration.




Skiff contenders include the 29erXX, Mackay FX, Arup Skiff, Aura, Hartley Rebel and RS900.

Multihull contenders include the Hobie Tiger, Nacra F16, Nacra 17, Tornado, Hobie 16, Spitfire S and AHPC Viper F16.

Around 44 sailors from 23 countries are taking part. Criteria include general maneuvers, racing a course, free sailing around a defined course and capsize recovery.

Evaluation results will go to the Equipment Committee and Events Committee at the 2012 ISAF Mid-Year Meeting in Stresa, Italy from 3-6 May. The ISAF Council will then make a decision, taking into consideration the recommendations of these committees.

Photo courtesy of The International Sailing Federation

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