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The RYA have been meeting with key catamaran sailors to discuss their submissions to ISAF

Wednesday October 10th 2007, Author: Lindsey Bell, Location: United Kingdom
Royal Yachting Association personnel met with representatives of the UK catamaran racing community on Monday (8 October) to discuss concerns surrounding submissions to the ISAF Conference regarding future events in the ISAF Youth World Championships and the Olympic Games.

The meeting saw a full and frank exchange of views between the various parties, with the outcomes as follows:

1-It was agreed to formulate a working party comprising RYA personnel and catamaran sailing representatives to progress grassroots development opportunities for catamaran sailing in the UK.

2-The RYA will progress with its amended submission in relation to future events at the ISAF Youth Worlds (as published on Thursday 4 October and viewable here), with the submission to ISAF to include the following events:

Boy’s one person dinghy
Girl’s one person dinghy
Boy’s two person dinghy
Girl’s two person dinghy
Boy’s windsurfer
Girl’s windsurfer
Open Multihull
Open two person high performance dinghy

3-In relation to the submission on events for the 2012 Olympic Games, the RYA’s position will remain unchanged, ie:

One person dinghy – Men
One person dinghy – Women
Two person dinghy – Men
Two person dinghy – Women
Two person, high performance dinghy – Men
Two person, high performance dinghy – Women
Windsurfing – Men
Windsurfing – Women
The final two events would be decided by the ISAF Council.

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