Olympics

Mixed Two Person Offshore Keelboat 2024

Thank you for your interest in the new Olympic Mixed Offshore Double-handed event and the US Sailing Team’s focus on this exciting discipline at the 2024 Olympic Games. As this new Olympic event is evolving, details and plans are in development and regularly updated by both World Sailing and US Sailing.

Dec 17, 2020 UPDATE:

At the December 7, 2020 International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board meeting, the IOC announced that they would like to further review the Mixed Two Person Offshore Keelboat Event in order to properly assess the key considerations around safety and security of the athletes. The specific event proposal will be decided as soon as practicably possible but no later than 31 May 2021.

As a result, selection procedures for both the US Sailing Team (USST) and 2021 Offshore World Championship are on hold until the IOC makes a final decision on the Mixed Two Person Offshore Keelboat Event.

Nov 9, 2020 UPDATE:

  • At the 2020 World Sailing Conference, Submission 030-20 was the subject of much discussion. It defines the equipment criteria and sets out the process for selecting the equipment for the Mixed Two Person Keelboat Offshore Event at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Three Committees had recommended its approval, and Council voted to approve it.

  • In recognition that this new discipline needs organization, World Sailing’s Offshore Committee proposed that “World Sailing recognize a partnership between World Sailing and the Offshore Doubles Association to promote the Event and, more broadly, the discipline of double handed offshore racing.” More information about the Offshore Doubles Association can be found HERE.

  • Any boat that holds a current USA-issued ORC certificate may apply for an ORC Double Handed certificate at no additional cost. For information and more details please contact offshore@ussailing.org