U20 an Olympic Boat?


"For 2012, two designs just granted ISAF recognized class status can be added to the list of possibilities: the Laser SB3 and the Ultimate 20. The SB3 has a very solid builder behind it, but it is a young class with little support as of yet outside of Europe. The U20 has a similar continental issue: little support as of yet outside the US. Politics and marketing savvy will, as usual, play a pivotal role in the equipment decision. (Note: I’m not a big Sonar fan, but they are already used in the Paralympics, which are held a month or so after the Games. Surely it would make sense to use the same basic equipment for two keelboat classes?)" by Carol Cronin

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