Sea Trials in Valencia for the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition
Sea Trials for the selection of Equipment for the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition Men's and Women's One Person Dinghy Events commenced on 11 March in Valencia, Spain.
Real Club Náutico de Valencia is hosting an Evaluation Panel and sailors through to Friday 15 March. During the sea-trials, sailors will sail and test the four boats shortlisted during the Re-evaluation procedure. These include:
D-Zero, presented by Devotti Sailing s.r.o.
Laser Standard and Laser Radial sailboat, presented by ILCA
Melges 14, presented by Melges Boat Works Inc., NELO and Mackay Boats Ltd.
RS Aero, presented by RS Sailing.
Sailors from nine nations are in Valencia, testing the boats. World Sailing invited Member National Authorities to put forward male sailors with a weight range of 75kg to 90kg and female sailors in the 55kg to 70kg weight range.
Sailors at the sea-trials include:
Ash Brunning (AUS)
Guillaume Boisard (FRA)
Pavlos Kontides (CYP)
Stepan Novotny (CZE)
Christian G. Rost (DEN)
Ben Childerley (GBR)
Anna Munch (DEN)
Sarah McGovern (GBR)
Fatima Reyes (ESP)
Tania Elias Calles (MEX)
Mafalda Pires de Lima (POR)
Sailors will sail the boats on a daily basis, testing them in a variety of conditions in Valencia, providing the Evaluation Panel with feedback on items such as performance.
Representatives from each boat will also be invited to present to the Evaluation Panel on universality, measurement, quality control and cost.