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    Posted: 19 May 19 at 8:28pm
I thought the Olympics where supposed to be drug free

50% of sailors sail offshore keel boats
Round the word races are spectator sports
Participation cost will be low

Completely bonkers, 

World Sailing says the D-zero distracts from athleticism because of adjustable mast rake and trailer options but adding lead is athletic.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 May 19 at 1:18pm
Given it used to be in meter classes, yes. But yes, looks expensive.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rich96 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 May 19 at 6:52am
This is going to make the so called 'prohibitively expensive' classes like the Star, Soling etc look like pocket money:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/7vsl4kzp8klhi8k/Mixed%20Two%20Person%20Offshore%20Keelboat%20Event_Working%20Paper.pdf?dl=0

https://www.sailingillustrated.com/single-post/2019/05/09/World-Sailing-Heres-the-entire-2024-Mixed-Two-Person-Keelboat-Offshore-paper-approved-by-the-WS-Board-at-its-February-2019-meeting-the-draft-plan-is-breathtaking-in-cost-and-complexity-laying-out-the-most-controversial-and-expensive-sailing-event-for-both-competitors-and-organizers-in-Olympic-history?utm_campaign=c38cc74c-6e27-4224-86d6-9278514cfbc8&utm_source=so


It will epitimise what non sailors already say about sailing - expensive and elitist.

Will there ever have been an Olympic event that is so expensive and complex ?
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