World Sailing is inviting class associations and equipment manufacturers to tender for the mixed two-person dinghy and mixed kiteboarding events at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
Tenders will be evaluated against World Sailing policies and the approved equipment criteria around the areas of technical considerations, event considerations, cost, durability and sustainability considerations, and market considerations.
The evaluation of the equipment will be driven by equipment criteria approved at World Sailing’s 2018 Annual Conference.
The invitation to tender follows the selection of the sailing events for Paris 2024 at the Annual Conference.
Among them are men's and women's windsurfing RS:X, both of which are subject to ongoing equipment re-evaluation.
The list also includes men's and women's one-person dinghy, subject to ongoing equipment evaluation, as well as mixed kite, mixed two-person dinghy, women's skiff 49erFX, men's skiff 49er, mixed two-person multihull Nacra 17 and mixed two-person keelboat offshore.
Paris 2024 chose the Mediterranean port-city of Marseille as its sailing venue in September 2015, just before the deadline for candidates to make their interest known in hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Marseille got the vote over the other five candidates: Brest, Hyères, La Rochelle, Le Havre and Quiberon.
A long list of reasons were given for why Marseille had been chosen, including: an "iconic, beautiful" setting, providing "ideal" conditions for competitive sailing.