US Sailing fly on the wall

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US Sailing fly on the wall

Proposal may be to reformat Olympic Windsurfing as a 3 event discipline– course racing, slalom and freestyle. To ALSO include kiting with the same format. Eliminating Finn Class also proposed. Sounds like discussion stage inside US Sailing, of course the IOC maka da rules in the end.
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That would be so absolutely cool for all windsporting sports.

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Except for the Finn sailors

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moredownhaul wrote:

Except for the Finn sailors

Oh, don't worry about them...

--- The Arrogant Jerk: Crabby and irritable since 1998.

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http://www.sailing.org/tools/documents/M22182024OlympicSailingCompetitionEventsEquipment-[23733].pdf

Seems someone disagrees with "Windsurfing is Dead"

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Retain Windsurfing Men and Women – Windsurfing is a long-established event on the
Olympic programme since 1984 which has always offered equivalent events for men and
women. The windsurfer men and windsurfer women enables many nations around the world
to compete at the Olympic Games, and behind the Laser is the second most spread class
with more than 70 different nations actively competing. Olympic Windsurfing has grown
impressively since the introduction of the RS:X Class.

(a)The current Olympic Windsurfing equipment is a very successful as:
(i) It delivers attractive sailing, different from ‘standard’ boat sailing, to the Olympics
(ii) From 4-30 knots of wind speed, the RS:X Windsurfing guarantees exhilarating
racing in any wind and wave conditions where some of the other Olympic classes
are not suitable to race.
(iii) The RS:X Equipment offers the least expensive route into the Olympic Sailing
Competition for small and emerging nations, both in terms of equipment and
campaign costs.
(iv) The new racing format with reaching starts and finishes in Medal Races offers
much more excitement and clearness for spectators.
(b)The Windsurfing Events fulfil all the goals and requirements the IOC requests for the
Olympic Sailing Competition. It is the cheapest form of Olympic sailing, has great
universality, high numbers of women competing, it is low risk, it is visual and has large
numbers of Youth competing. The WS Regulation 23.1.2 is clear that the Olympic
Sailing Competition Event shall be attractive and accessible to young athletes from all
continents, which is perfectly done by Windsurfing.
(c)The Windsurfing youth development pathway with the Techno 293, as the feeder class for
the RS:X, is booming with record entry numbers with over 400 young sailors competing
at its Worlds (see Regulation 23.1.2)
(d)The Windsurfing Events are the most colourful in the Olympic Sailing family and most
dynamic of all Olympic Sailing disciplines with athletes being some of the fittest at the
Olympic Sailing Competition. It is both physically and tactically demanding with the
emphasis being on the athlete’s ability not his/her ability to buy the latest gear.
(e)Windsurfing deserves its place in the Olympic sailing program so to maintain high level
competition and protect the investment in windsurfing development programmes made
by MNAs

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If the racing in the Olympics is anything like this, it'll be fun.

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Welcome to Atlanta, where windsport dreams come true.

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