May 4, 2019
The best were RS Aero
In sea trials of solo diving boats conducted by the World Sailing Evaluation Commission, RS Aero yachts showed the best results.
Recall, the tests took place in mid-March in Valencia, in which took part yachts D-Zero, Melges14, RS Aero and Laser. Testing was carried out both by specialists representing the respective shipyards and by 11 leading yachtsmen – in particular, the boats, among others, were tested by the famous Pavlos Kontides (Cyprus).
The assessment was carried out on a number of indicators, and the best result – 80% of the maximum possible – received RS Aero. Other yachts have the following indicators: Laser – 69%, Melges14 – 54% and D-Zero – 52%.
The report, based on the results of the marine tests, will now be presented for consideration by the Equipment Committee at the upcoming World Sailing Mid-term Conference.
It is likely that this Committee will decide to raise the issue of replacing the single-handed sailing dive at the Games in Paris-2024. In this case, the final decision will have to be made by the WS Council.
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