The cat is dead.
There will be no multihull class in the 2012 Olympics.
The IOC President Jacques Rogge wrote today to ISAF: “Whilst the IOC Executive Board fully recognises the value that Sailing brings to the Olympic Games, it decided to maintain its decision of 2005 regarding the overall quota of sailors and medals. As a consequence, Tornado Multihull shall not be on the programme of the Games of the XXXth Olympiad in London.
Oh well. Multihull fans will just have to be satisfied with watching the America's Cup next February in Ras al-Khaimah.
Long live the cat!