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ISAF confirms sailing events for 2016 Olympics


15 May 2011
Lausanne, Switzerland: The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) confirmed the 10 events for the 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition at the 2011 ISAF Mid-Year Meeting in St Petersburg, Russia.

ISAF President G?ran Petersson led the ISAF Council in more than three hours of debate and discussion before the 10 events were decided. Over 50 submissions were received for consideration following the changes to the process for selecting events and equipment that was agreed in November 2010.

The 10 events selected by the ISAF Council are:

Men's Board and/or Kiteboard - RS:X /kiteboard evaluation
Women's Board and/or Kiteboard - RS:X /kiteboard evaluation
Men's One Person Dinghy - Laser
Women's One Person Dinghy - Laser Radial
Men's 2nd One Person Dinghy - Finn
Men's Skiff - 49er
Women's Skiff - Evaluation
Men's Two Person Dinghy - 470
Women's Two Person Dinghy - 470
Mixed Two Person Multihull - Evaluation

In other news, the 2014 Youth Olympic Games events for Nanjing, China, were confirmed as: Boy's Windsurfer, Girl's Windsurfer, Boy's One Person Dinghy and Girl's One Person Dinghy. (www.olympic.org)
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