World Sailing launches official Paris 2024 Olympic Games website
World Sailing has launched its dedicated Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition website with just 800 days to go to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
The new website will be the central hub for latest news and official information for fans, sailors and officials in the run up to Paris 2024, including the Test Event scheduled for July 2023, as well as the go-to source for the Olympic Sailing Competition when it kicks off on 28 July 2024.
Sailing at Paris 2024 will take place in Marseille Marina on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea between 28 July and 8 August, and will feature Kiteboarding for the first time, following a successful Olympic debut in 2018 at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.
The Olympic Sailing Competition at Paris 2024 will feature ten Events:
Women’s: Windsurfing, Kite, Dinghy, Skiff.
Men’s: Windsurfing, Kite, Dinghy, Skiff.
Mixed: Dinghy, Multihull.
The first opportunity for athletes to qualify will be the Allianz Sailing World Championships, The Hague 2023, followed by the Men’s and Women’s Dinghy 2024 World Championships and then a qualifier on each of World Sailing’s six continents in each of the ten Events. The final opportunity is a last chance regatta to be held in 2024, just a few months before the Games begin.
The Paris 2024 Games is set to be the first to achieve a 50-50 split between male and female athletes, building on the progress made at both Rio 2016 (47.5%) and Tokyo 2020 (48.8%). It will also be the first Olympic Games where two of the three Chief roles in the sailing event will be held by female officials, following the appointment of Pinar Coskuner Genç (TUR) as Principal Race Officer and Ana Sanchez Del Campo Ferrer (ESP) as Chair of International Jury.