by World Sailing (as amended by IHCA)
The first of two Para World Sailing equipment evaluations have been completed in Fraglia Vela Malcesine, Italy. The aim of these evaluations is to choose two new classes to increase participation in disabled sailing.
Following the announcement that sailing was not to feature in the Paralympic program at Tokyo 2020, World Sailing and the Para World Sailing Committee have been working tirelessly to reinstate the sport for the Paralympic Games of 2024.
These evaluations are essential in choosing new equipment to help satisfy the criteria laid out by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) where previously disabled sailing has fallen short.
As part of this process, two Hansa Class boats – the Hansa 303 and Liberty – are being considered.
The second evaluation will take place in Medemblik at the end of May.
Links to the World Sailing website and further information about the evaluations are available below.