World Sailing launches Olympic Offshore Keelboat event promo
For the first time in sailing’s Olympic history, a Mixed Two Person Offshore Keelboat event will be on the programme at the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition.
The Mixed Two Person Offshore Keelboat will join kiteboarding, windsurfing, multihulls, singlehanded and doublehanded dinghies and skiffs, promoting the diversity of the sport. This in turn will support World Sailing’s desire to promote and grow universality in all disciplines and increase female participation with gender equal medals and athletes.
More than 70% of the globe is water – sailing’s field of play – and offshore sailing is played out across long distances in both light and strong wind conditions and a variety of sea states that test an athlete’s resolve. Offshore sailing is the ultimate test of endurance, skill, discipline, navigation and critical decision making.
To showcase the event and how it may look at Paris 2024, World Sailing has launched a promotional film below.
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Source: World Sailing