Tuesday, 19 October 2010 9:31 a.m.
Multihull for 2016 - The time is now!
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Dear Cat Fans,
There is now a serious risk that Sailing could be dropped
from the Olympics
in the new era of competition between sports for limited
slots. The ISAF
Annual Conference in Athens between 5th and 13th November is
opportunity to improve Sailing's chances by introducing more
high-performance events including multi-hulls once more for
This is on its agenda because the Executive proposes that
the decision be
brought forward to this year and the Events Committee
recommends that the
Olympic Regatta includes a Mixed Multihull Event - a
solution that we first
suggested in our 2008 Report.
However it also has many 5x2 submissions for one Event each
for Men and one
for Women in five distinct disciplines - One Person Dinghy,
Dinghy. Keelboat, Multihull and Windsurfer.
These maximise telegenic high-performance boats and
therefore TV revenues,
which may prove to be the decisive factor. They are also
the most logical and
comprehensible for non-sailors.
Here is our new Report on this crucial issue. See
background information on the last campaign and
progress of this one.
Please express your views politely to your national
representative(s) at the
is Des Brennan and can be emailed at
United Kingdom Catamaran Racing Association
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