This is all interesting. And it is a continuing evaluation as they did it last year too, at least for the women's skiff selection. My daughter is there ith the 29xx, well see how things go, but fairly political I'm sure.
look at the countries of the test pilots
Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Spain, France, Great Britain, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, Sweden, Thailand and USA
notice anything missing???? or is this the same old same cast of usual suspects.
OF course ISAF will make a political decision.... the job they have is to grow the olympic movement.... I sure don't see growth opportunities in this group of test pilots. (I suspect this is a chicken and egg problem ... in that the countries that you want to attract... don't have the sailors or money to participate in a trial.... I certainly hope other countries were not excluded.)
There is no right answer out there.... just selections that favor the status quo or not. I am disappointed that the test pilots have so little representation from the countries that ISAF ostensibly wants to include in the Olympic movement.
There is a good chance that ISAF will not follow the committee recommendation.... simply because they will value other factors in selection.
We disparage this as politics.... but how else would you have a decision made for the world?