Anfang Juni hatte die ISAF erklärt für die Wiederintegration des paralympischen Segelns in die Paralympischen Spiele 2020 in Tokio kämpfen zu wollen und nachstehende Pressemitteilung veröffentlicht:
“The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) is to campaign for Disabled Sailing’s inclusion in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and has appointed VERO Communications to advise and support its campaign. The decision to press the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to add Disabled Sailing to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games comes on the back of ISAF formally taking over the management of Disabled Sailing in November 2014, and the integration of the International Association for Disabled Sailing (IFDS) into ISAF.
Carlo Croce, ISAF President said, ‘Following the merger of IFDS into ISAF at the end of last year, Disabled Sailing is now under new professional management. This is a new era for Disabled Sailing with ISAF now able to fully utilise its technical, financial, promotional and strategic resources to bring significant benefits to Disabled Sailing. For example, we are now working hard to put in place a much enhanced, professional and aligned four-year competition programme for Disabled Sailing, as well as generate greater media, broadcast and promotional opportunities for the sport following integration into ISAF’s wider communications planning and activities.”
(Hamburg, 30. Juni 2015)