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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Doublehanded offshore keelboats in the Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by sails_02 View Post
    Looks interesting. I wonder how teams go about getting access to one of these boats?
    The current intention seems to be that they aren't going to announce the boat that is going to be used until 6 months before the Olympics to try and stop the big teams from training too much in the chosen boat - I don't see this working though as everyone will know the shortlist of boats way before this point and it will just mean that the big nations will make sure that their teams have access to train on all of them, so it will actually put the costs up.

  2. #22
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    Default Re: Doublehanded offshore keelboats in the Olympics

    Sounds like it will turn into an arms race, which does seem a pity.

    I wonder if something standard and generally available like a Figaro II wouldn't have been a fairer bet.

    I wonder is there an entry limit per country?

  3. #23
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    Default Re: Doublehanded offshore keelboats in the Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by sails_02 View Post
    Sounds like it will turn into an arms race, which does seem a pity.

    I wonder if something standard and generally available like a Figaro II wouldn't have been a fairer bet.

    I wonder is there an entry limit per country?
    From what I gather, one team per country will make the Olympics, with a limit on the number of countries that make it to the Olympics, based on qualifying races (although at least one team per continent).

  4. #24
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    Default Re: Doublehanded offshore keelboats in the Olympics

    Great discussion on this topic.

    I think I agree with Stan Honey regarding use of technology as a complication. However, it will probably be impractical to enforce.

    https://sailinguncovered.podbean.com...re-revolution/

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