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9 November 2007, 11:26 am
2012 Olympic Events Decision
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Which ten events will be selected for the Olympic events

ISAF Annual Conference 2007
Estoril, Portugal

It's decision day in Estoril, with the ISAF Council set to debate and decide on the ten events for the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition. Get the latest news here…
After a debate which lasted approximately two hours, the Council came to vote on the Events Committee recommendation for the following ten events:

Windsurfer - men
One person dinghy - men
One person dinghy heavy - men
Two person dinghy high performance - men
Two person dinghy - men
Multihull - open
Windsurfer - women
One person dinghy - women
Two person dinghy - women
Two person dinghy high performance - women

The Council voted against this recommendation (it was close - 19 against, 16 in favour and one abstention).

So now it's back to square one and the Council will go through a series of votes to confirm the slate of possible events, before a final ballot to decide the ten events…

There were no motions to add to the possible slate of events. Next came the vote was on whether a women's keelboat event, if selected, would be fleet racing or match racing. Match racing won by a large majority. Next the vote on a 6:4 or 5:5 gender split. The Council decided on 6:4, again by a large majority.

So the options on the ballot paper are:

Men - Select six events from

Windsurfer
One person dinghy
One person dinghy heavy
Two person dinghy
Two person dinghy high performance
Keelboat
Multihull - open or men

Women - Select four events from

Windsurfer
One person dinghy
Two person dinghy
Two person dinghy high performance
Keelboat - match racing
Multihull

The decision is in:

Men - top six events selected

One person dinghy - Men (36 votes)
Windsurfer - Men (35 votes)
Two person dinghy - Men (34 votes)
Two person dinghy high performance - Men (34 votes)
One person dinghy heavy - Men (33 votes)
Keelboat - Men (23 votes)
Multihull - Men or Open (21 votes)

Women - top four events selected

One person dinghy - Women (35 votes)
Windsurfer - Women (34 votes)
Two person dinghy - Women (31 votes)
Keelboat match racing - Women (21 votes)
Two person dinghy high performance - Women (20 votes)
Multihull - Women (3 votes)

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About the ISAF Council

The ISAF Council is the final decision making body of ISAF. It is chaired by the ISAF President Göran PETERSSON (SWE), who was elected along with the seven Vice-Presidents for a four-year term in 2004. Along with the President and Vice-Presidents, the Council also includes the other members of the Executive Committee, Presidents of Honour HM King Harald V of Norway and HM King Constantine (both non-voting). There are also 28 appointed members (representing each of the regional groups of sailing nations), and representatives of the Offshore Committee, ISAF Classes Committee and a Women's Representative.

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