World Sailing - Midyear Meeting - London GBR - Start today

Thursday, May 10, 2018   
 World Sailing  Midyear Meeting  London GBR  Start today
Today begins the World Sailing 2018 Midyear Meeting in the conference rooms of the Chelsea FC in London. Main topic is the definition of the 10 Olympic events for 2024 (Paris/Marseille) Olympics. The respective equipment (classes) will be selected at the Autumn meeting.
Appartently, World Sailing has given up all leadership and is driven by all kind of far-from-reality ideas after a completely wrong interpretation of the IOC's Agenda 2020. The consequence would be a destruction of the Olympic Classes Circuit of today (already hampered with the elimination of the keelboats). 59 submissions will be debated with proposals to alter up to 8 of the 10 events. In case you want to make yourself familiar with the chaos produced: Read the 37-page-summary (PDF) published end-April by the ivory-tower staff at the World Sailing office.
Protests within the sailing community are considerable, with critical comments on the Internet and Social Media. A petition was launched against the crazy leadership of World Sailing 6 days ago, signed by over 17'000 people in the meantime.


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