ISAF seeks modern catamaran for future Youth Worlds editions

by ISAF 
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ISAF is seeking a modern, lightweight catamaran designed with spinnaker and daggerboards to be used at future editions of the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship.

Following the selection of the Nacra 17 for use at the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition, ISAF Council adopted submission 052-13 at the 2013 ISAF Annual Conference which sought to determine the most appropriate multihull for use at the ISAF Youth Worlds.

An important aspect of the ISAF Youth Worlds is that all the equipment is supplied to competitors so the selected manufacturer will be required to supply and maintain at their cost the multihull equipment for the event each year. Key criteria include that the equipment represents a clear pathway to the Olympic Games, is cost effective, visually appealing and athletically challenging for competitors.

A request for information has been published here and ISAF seeks applications by 15 August 2014. Further information is available in the request for information.