The Laser class/ILCA Dinghy and radial has been selected for the 2024 Paris (Marseilles for sailors) Olympics.
From WS facebook:
To get to the result, we had a few votes…
The first vote to defer the selection of the Equipment to the 2019 Annual Conference was rejected. The second vote to approve the Equipment Committee recommendation to select the RS Aero as the Equipment was rejected.
The process moved to a ballot and Council members were able to vote on all four options – the D-Zero, Laser, Melges 14 and RS Aero.
The Laser won in the first round of votes.
For the Men’s One Person Dinghy, 36 voted for the Laser, 5 voted for the RS Aero, the D-Zero / Melges 14 received zero votes and there was one abstention.
For the Women’s One Person Dinghy, 37 voted for the Laser, 4 voted for the RS Aero, the D-Zero / Melges 14 received zero votes and there was one abstention.
We will see the Laser at Paris 2024.
The selection is subject to the Class Association agreeing to the Olympic Classes Contract for 2024.
* Any changes to the Regulations that Council makes must also be ratified by our Annual General Meeting in November.