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Double Handed Offshore - Paris 2024

For the first time in the history of the Olympic Games, a Mixed Two Person Offshore Keelboat Event will be at the Olympic Sailing Competition.

The Event will join Mixed Kiteboarding, Men's and Women's Windsurfing, Men's and Women's Skiff, Mixed Multihull, Men's and Women's One Person Dinghy and the Mixed Two Person Dinghy, promoting the diversity of the sport. The Paris 2024 Events and Equipment will grow universality and increase female participation in sailing.

Click here for a video introduction to the Mixed Two Person Offshore Keelboat Event.

Qualification

The Offshore Event will be a universal discipline that every Member National Authority can participate in. Up to 20 nations will race at Paris 2024 and every continent will be represented. Continental qualification events will be held to decide who will sail at Paris 2024.

Format

Starting and finishing in Marseille, the Mixed Two Person Offshore Keelboat Event is expected to last for either three days and two nights or four days and three nights off the Southern coast of France.

Jury decisions will be decided on the water meaning that whoever crosses the finish line first, will win gold.

The race course and length will be announced prior to the start so Race Officials can take advantage of the latest weather forecast. Race Officials will also have the ability to change the legs of the course in order to finish at a pre-determined time. Current course options proposed include long and short courses heading towards the West and East of France.

Equipment

Further information on Equipment for Paris 2024 and qualifications events is available here.

Safety and Security

The French Navy and Mediterranean forces have extensive experience supporting major oceanic sailing races.

Media

The Mixed Two Person Offshore Keelboat event will be the longest and toughest of all Olympic sporting events and will appeal to Olympic rights-holding broadcasters and international media. The race is expected to capture the imagination of millions and will be the first Olympic event that can be viewed 24 hours a day. Live broadcasting from onboard cameras, tracking and analytics directly from each boat will give global media insight into the race and the competitors telling compelling stories to inspire existing and new fans of the sport.

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