The following sports do have mixed team events:They don't have mixed teams in Football, or Hockey, or Basketball, or Volleyball or... pretty much anything. So why in sailing?
Isn't the Nacra already a mixed Olympic class?The following sports do have mixed team events:
Tennis, Badminton, Table tennis, Swimming (probably more)
And there is a long tradition of competitive mixed double handed dinghy sailing so it seems like a reasonable inclusion.
It was one of three proposals approved by events and equipment sub committee but it did not receive a proposer or seconder at the committee level so Team racing died in committee and did not go to council for a vote.I'd like to see a dedicated team racing event, honestly. With a good on-the-water graphics package it should be somewhat easy to follow, and broadcasters like tournament formats with definitive finals (which is why it was a boneheaded idea to dump match racing).
The drawback is that team racing isn't very well developed outside the US, UK, Aus, and NZ, which a shame because it's so dang fun to do.
Only if you live in Straya.....I don't think I have seen a sentence which so accurately shares my point of view.
Honestly, I think size matters with this one, I think it should be the biggest boat "practically" possible. The 23 is a sport-boat not a full keelboat, and the 19r is basically a dinghy with a weighted centreboard. Like your post below shows it, it's a big fucken boat, and it flies. But it's not so massive that the price tag exceeds $50k
Like seriously, no one can tell me that 50 boats doing that on a decent passage race or solid W/L course wouldn't be fucking awesome.
INTERNATIONAL ETCHELLS CLASS ASSOCIATION is in shambles
Fuck, I could definitely go for a thread with 8 empty slots for "classes" to represent sailing or something. I think most of the classes currently in it suck.Doesn't something have to actually exist in order to be replaced?