Starting from 2006, the ISAF Match Racing World Championship will no longer be held as a single event. Instead a World Tour will decide the World Champion. Meanwhile in 2006 the ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship will be hosted by the Royal Danish Yacht Club in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The Racing Rules Committee proposed a change to submission 147 on quick release harnesses, which will now see their mandatory introduction delayed until 2009. Committee Chairman David TILLETT (AUS) explained the change saying, 'It's important that sailors recognize the safety issues here and it's just as important to ensure that the right equipment is in place and an appropriate standard developed.'
A recommendation from the ISAF Classes Committee for the Olympic Classes Commission to become a Sub-Committee of the Classes Committee was supported, as was the recommendation of the Events Committee to use the Neil PRYDE RS:X in the 2006, 2007 and 2008 ISAF Youth Worlds. It was also decided that Regional Games gain an ISAF Grade 3 status, with the possibility of an ISAF Grade 2 status for particularly well attended events.
The meeting then took a note of the forthcoming meetings which for 2006 will take place as follows:
|Göran PETERSSON brings
the Council meeting to an end
ISAF would like to extend their thanks to the welcoming and amiable hosts, Singapore and to all who made the Conference such a success. See you in Helsinki…
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