The World Sailing Council approved the International Laser Class Association’s bid to be retained as equipment for the 2024 Paris Olympics, with 30 voting in favor, 0 against and 0 abstaining.
In May 2019, the World Sailing Council approved the re-selection of the Laser class for both Men’s and Women’s single handed equipment, but on condition of meeting WS contractual conditions including the adoption of a FRAND licensing policy for builders. A deadline of 1 August was set for concluding contract discussions.
ILCA signed the required Olympic Classes Contract by this deadline and submitted additional information and clarification about the arrangements for the Class as requested by World Sailing.
On behalf of ILCA, President Tracy Usher “wishes to thank World Sailing for reaffirming its decision of last May. ILCA would also like to thank its builders, the World Council and the countless volunteers who worked hard over the Summer to create a plan to comply with World Sailing’s Olympic Equipment Policy and to classs members for voting to affirm a major piece of this plan which allowed us to submit the proper documentation by the deadline.
We look forward to the implementation of this plan as we look forward to the Paris Olympics in 2024!”