Interesting to see the below PR (not sent out to us, btw) about the Stars and the 2016 Olympics. First, we didn’t spread any rumors. We reported what reliable sources have told us on this issue. Second, “spreading” these rumors doesn’t help the Star cause? Hasn’t the Star Olympic “cause” already been mishandled and bungled? Seems to us that anything we are doing is helping, which would seem to be a fuck load more than what some others are doing. So now we are the bad guys on this issue? The Status Quo really does blow…
Some of you may have seen the note in Sailing Anarchy suggesting that the Star was back in the Olympics for Rio 2016. Unfortunately, this is just a rumor. The article suggests that the host country can add an event of their choosing, which is not true.
The situation is the same as we have reported for the past year. The Olympic committee in Brazil may request an 11th medal for sailing. A final confirmation of all Olympic events will be made by IOC in late summer or early fall.
The spreading of rumors concerning Olympic status does not help our position. I will inform Star Class membership with any new developments. I keep in contact with all relevant parties and therefore have the most accurate and current information.
See you at Bacardi,
February 22nd, 2013