Olympics: 37 reasons why

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Olympics: 37 reasons why

Dorian van Rijsselberghe sets out 37 reasons why RS:X should not be the 2024 Olympic windsurfing class. This from a guy that won two gold medals on one.

Here's Dorian's letter (English): https://www.docdroid.net/mPLguQ0/van-rijsselberghe-letter-to-council.pdf

Here's Wind magazine (French) the link Alan refers to down below that I inadvertently used: https://www.windmag.com/actu-paris-2024-world-sailing-rejette-rs

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Re: Olympics: 37 reasons why

Cool site.
Translates in Chrome if any of you didn't already know.

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eeek... the link goes someplace else than where I thought.

Here's Dorian's letter (English): https://www.docdroid.net/mPLguQ0/van-rijsselberghe-letter-to-council.pdf

Here's Wind magazine (French): https://www.windmag.com/actu-paris-2024-world-sailing-rejette-rs

Yes, Chrome or Chromium (open source version) both have inline translation which is handy for keeping up with especially the French and German windsurfing sites. Firefox has an extension or two that does it as well. There's a ton more discussion of foiling in France than just about anywhere else. Here's a good spot: https://www.windsurfing33.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=42

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Re: Olympics: 37 reasons why

Well gee - who was the first one to say the RSX sucked?

"Unfortunately, it seems the Olympics is always many years behind the sport - they went with the Lechner instead of race longboards, then stuck with IMCO until long after Formula arrived and then went to the RSX which really was never representative of the sport. (IMHO of course.)"

https://windsportatlanta.com/content/dutch-windfoil-proposal-2024-olympics-103018

And after they announced the retention of the RSX:

"Re: Dutch Windfoil Proposal for 2024 Olympics
Dear World Sailing Council:

Why do you hate windsurfing?

Randy"

I'm pretty sure I have more RSX - hate in our forums, but I've made my point. I'm pretty sure also if I took the time read all 37 reasons the Dutch boy listed he would have picked up some of my stuff.
Yes 3

There is no off season.

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Re: Olympics: 37 reasons why
Randy wrote:

Well gee - who was the first one to say the RSX sucked?

This guy? Biggrin

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

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Re: Olympics: 37 reasons why

Lol

There is no off season.

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