Finn battling to retain Olympic status:
The Finn – the classic power dinghy – was designed to test the best individual sailor at the Olympic Games. This thoroughly modern, but endearingly classic dinghy has been successfully doing that through 17 Olympics and is heading towards its 18th in Tokyo 2020.
However, it could also be its last Games too.
With the push by the International Olympic Committee to have equal medal events for men and women, World Sailing must determine how to get to that status for the 2024 Olympics. Currently the Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Finn battling to retain Olympic status, Editor
Return of a Global Monohull Match Racing League:
Launched in 2000, the World Match Racing Tour had been the leading professional match racing series in the sport, and historically was a launch pad toward the America’s Cup. However, the tour has been wobbling, plagued by scheduling uncertainty and prize money promises.
When the America’s Cup went to mutlihulls, Swedish company Aston Harald AB bought the tour as a means to market its one-design M32 catamarans, converting nearly all events to multihull match racing.
The Tour also had rights to organize the Match Racing World Championship. But now abandoning monohulls, the most prestigious trophy awarded by World Sa…
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