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IFDS Equipment Evaluation Information Process - 2008 Paralympic Sailing Competition

IFDS asked the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) for permission to add two extra events to the Paralympic Sailing program for 2008 in Beijing, China. The IPC has decided to allow IFDS only one additional event, a Two-Person Keelboat event.
IFDS is now undertaking an Equipment Evaluation to identify the equipment to be selected for the Two-Person Keelboat event at the 2008 Paralympic Sailing Competition.

The evaluation of equipment for this event may also serve as a format when choosing equipment for future IFDS World Championships.

Equipment evaluations will occur throughout 2005, with the selected equipment to be announced as soon as possible, but planned for the 2005 IFDS Annual General Meeting in Singapore.

The following Equipment Evaluation group has been appointed:

  • John Twomey (IRL) - Chairman
  • Jamie Dunross (AUS)
  • Gustav Fresk (SWE)
  • Dina Kowalyshyn (USA)
  • Charles Simpson (CAN)

Today, IFDS has published the Equipment Evaluation Information Process For The Two-Person Keelboat at the 2008 Paralympic Sailing Competition. The document sets out the criteria that a class wishing to be considered should comply with, together with other fundamental requirements:

  • Introduction
  • Criteria
  • Evaluation Procedure, 'Philosopy' and Additional Criteria
  • Design Control
  • Confidentiality
  • Submitting An Application

Any class wishing to apply for consideration as the equipment for the Two-Person Keelboat event at the 2008 Paralympic Sailing Competition, should submit an application detailing the information as required by the criteria.

Applications should be sent to the IFDS Secretariat and received no later than 1 August 2005.

IFDS Secretariat
c/o Ariadne House
Town Quay
SO14 2AQ
United Kingdom

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