470 Olympic status: going mixed


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World Sailing has its annual meeting this week in Florida, and this is what Council decided yesterday: 2018 Annual Conference - 2 November Recap

The way I read this is that the mixed double-handed event, already introduced at the mid-year meeting, is now being tailored to the 470, without any trials. The class would stay Olympic but would go exclusively boy-girl at the top! Hopefully that would lead to renewed interest at the grassroots level. From my own 470 days I remember how great it is for young couples... it's a feature of the boat that has sadly been lost for decades.