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ISAF Olympic classes decision confirms windsurfing/kiteboarding trials - politics win.

Kiteboard/Windsurfer - Men and Women (subject to Evaluation)
One Person Dinghy - Men and Women (Laser and Laser Radial)
Second One Person Dinghy - Men (Finn)
Skiff - Men and Women (49er and an Evaluation Trial for the Women's boat)
Two-person Multihull (Mixed - to be selected from and Evaluation Trial)

The voting was both a big defeat for the Executive Committee who showed themselves to be out of tune with the ISAF Council, who aren't noted, on the basis of past performance for being the most rational thinkers.

Although the Olympic Commission did have to ride some rocky ground during the meeting, in the end the Executive Committee had misread the mood for change, and its move against the work done over two years by its Olympic Commission had many aghast.

The outcome of this power struggle is likely to have an impact on the election of the next President of the world body The credibility of individual members of the Executive Committee will have taken a hit, making the way easier for an outsider, committed to a process of reforming the sport that much easier.

http://www.sail-world.com/Australia/2016-Olympics:-ISAF-Council-rebuff-E...

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