The ILCA confirms the original plan to use ALUMINUM Radial Lower Masts as supplied equipment for the Women’s Single Handed Dinghy event in the Tokyo Olympic Games Sailing Competition.
Although the composite lower mast became class legal for competition world wide in the Radial class beginning 1 September 2020, its use may be restricted in some additional events leading up to the delayed Olympic games in Tokyo (currently scheduled for 2021).
The race documents for the remaining Olympic qualification events (Europe and Asia) will be amended accordingly to only allow use of the aluminum Radial Lower Mast. Note that an announcement of the dates and locations of the Olympic qualification events is expected soon and ILCA will pass along that information as soon as it becomes available.
The ILCA Team
International Laser Class Association