ISAF announce entrants for 2016 equipment evaluation

by ISAF 
29erXX - Ovington Boats - Entrants for 2016 equipment evaluation. Nico Martinez
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The 2016 Olympic equipment evaluation is being held in Santander, Spain, from 17th to 25th March 2012. Following the request for proposals, ISAF are pleased to announce that they have received entrants for six Women’s Skiff and seven Mixed Multihulls and wish to invite them all to the evaluation event.

The six skiff entries:
• 29erXX – Ovington Boats
• ARUP Skiff - ARUP
• AURA – Ovington Boats
• Hartley Rebel – Hartley Boats
• Mackay FX – Mackay Boats
• RS900 – RS Sailing

ARUP Skiff - ARUP - Entrants for 2016 equipment evaluation. Roland Trim
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AURA - Ovington Boats - Entrants named for 2016 equipment evaluation
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Hartley Rebel - Hartley Boats - Entrants named for 2016 equipment evaluation
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Mackay FX - Mackay Boats - Entrants named for 2016 equipment evaluation
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RS900 - RS Sailing - Entrants named for 2016 equipment evaluation
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The seven multihull entrants:
• Hobie 16 – Hobie Cat
• Hobie Tiger – Hobie Cat
• Nacra 17 – Nacra Sailing International
• Nacra F16 – Nacra Sailing International
• Spitfire S – Sirena Voile
• Tornado – International Tornado Class Association
• Viper – Australian High Performance Catamarans (AHPC)

Tom PHIPPS (left) and Richard GLOVER from Great Britain competing in the Hobie 16 class on the second day of racing - Entrants named for 2016 equipment evaluation
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Nacra 17 - Nacra Sailing International - Entrants named for 2016 equipment evaluation
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Nacra F16 - Nacra Sailing International - Entrants named for 2016 equipment evaluation
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Spitfire S - Sirena Voile - Entrants named for 2016 equipment evaluation
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Tornado - International Tornado Class Association - Entrants named for 2016 equipment evaluation
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Viper - Australian High Performance Catamarans - Entrants named for 2016 equipment evaluation
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Throughout the nine day evaluation, sailors nominated by their Member National Authorities will sail the boats and provide feedback. A report will then be produced at the 2012 ISAF Mid-year meeting in Stresa, Italy where ISAF Council will make the final selection.

The centre that’s hosting the evaluation event, will also host the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships, where the selected boats will be put on the ISAF Worlds stage for the first time before their Olympic debut in Rio, Brazil 2016. The boats will also be a part of the ISAF Sailing World Cup from 2013.

For MNAs who wish to get their sailors involved in the evaluation, click here for more information.

Hobie Tiger - Hobie Cat - Trevor Wilkins - Entrants named for 2016 equipment evaluation
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