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8-13 July 2018 / Gdynia, Poland

2018 European Championship

Medal Race and Other Racing Action

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49er Open Europeans All Fleets

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49er Europeans All Fleets

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49er Gold

After Medal Race

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European Championship

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Provisional After 49er Silver Fleet

After Silver F2

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49er Bronze Fleet

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49erFX Open Europeans All Fleets

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49erFX Europeans All Fleets

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49erFX Provisional Open Europeans Results - Gold

Provisional Results After End of Gold

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49erFX Provisional Results

After 3 Silver Fleet Race

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World Sailing announced today that it has put up for review the events represented by the 470 M/W, Finn, and RSX M/W. By choosing not to review the other 5 events; Laser/Radial, 49er/49erFX, and Nacra 17, these events will remain for the games in Paris. Further, for the 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17, the current equipment will be the same, with the difference being that for laser and radial they are up for an anti-monopoly equipment review as a separate process.

“We are thrilled with this result,” said president of 49er and Nacra 17, Marcus Spillane. “The political security this decision provides will allow us to focus on serving our sailors and sport by providing fair and entertaining racing for all to enjoy!”

The decision itself was very close, with 21 for and 17 against, showing how divided World Sailing Council is on the future of the sport. Just a few months ago, Theatre Style Racing format was defeated 20 to 21 by the same body, which was in some ways a precursor to this vote. How sailing comes together over the next two phases of this process will have a major impact on the strength and stability of Olympic Sailing for years to come.

The impetus for reviewing events derives from two IOC initiatives:

  • The IOC now reviews events, not just sports – each event must stand up to that level of scrutiny.
  • World Sailing has agreed to both participation and event gender equaility – since the¬†2020 events do not balance, change is required to comply.

Putting events up for review is the first part of the process World Sailing has agreed to in order to make the change. There are three major sections of work:

  • Phase 1 – Decide what to review, and by default what would remain. The minimum number of boats up for review, by rule, was 4. The decision today is to review 5.
  • Phase 2 – Decide the Events (high level description of what the racing should be) for the balance of the 5 events. This begins in Mid-March and concludes in a vote at the World Sailing mid-year meeting on May 15th in London.
  • Phase 3 – Decide which equipment should be used by the nominated events. This vote can occur at the November 2018 meeting, with provisions to extend for an additional year if new boat designs are required.

Of the ten events and 350 athletes destined for Paris 2024, half are now known. The work begins to select both the Events and Equipment to fill the remainder of the slate.

The next step is the high level phase, where sailing will decide what to aim for while balancing a huge variety of factors. As we enter a phase of uncertainty for many current and aspiring Olympic sailors, and sailing as a whole, the task was outlined beautifully by Athlete Representative, Yann Rocherieux: “We trust in council to select events for 2024, where all sailors can have an opportunity to chase their dreams of becoming an Olympian, even if some sailors will have to change those another event than the one they are sailing now.”

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We’ve added a few ways to keep up to the regatta via youtube. At the top of the page, we have a playlist with todays racing on top (chronological on the day) followed by the previous day, etc. Here below, we have the videos chronologically from the start of the regatta to the finish. Then below that, we have all the vids in reverse chronological, if you just want to find the most current action.

Chronological Action from the 2018 Europeans

Reverse Chronological Youtube Playlist

Newest Videos First - Find the Most Recent Action

Sailing Instruction Change 6

Schedule Day 6

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Sailing Instruction Change 5

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Sailing Instruction Change 4

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Technical Committee Approved Replacements

Updated Morning Day 3

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Fleets for Finals

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Change to SI - 3

Marks

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Change to SI - 2

Nacra 17 Only

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Standard Penalties

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Updated Sailing Instructions with Changes 1

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SI Changes 1

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Sailing Instructions

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Notice of Race

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Notice To Competitors 1

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Equipment Limitation Form

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Equipment Inspection Schedule

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Support Boat Regulations

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