USA qualifies for Tokyo '20 plus '24 gear trials update

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USA qualifies for Tokyo '20 plus '24 gear trials update

USA now qualified for a spot at Tokyo 2020 in both men and women’s windsurfing; 2024 Olympic equipment selection preview

article by Farrah Hall, leading contender on women's side for Tokyo and participant in the 2024 equipment trials

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sneak preview by World Sailing of the trials

https://www.facebook.com/worldsailingofficial/videos/657086064815900/

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More video of the foiling portion of the trials
https://www.facebook.com/SailingEnergy/videos/2678573358860687/

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So do they run a Figure 8 course for foiling races?

There is no off season.

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That's the new serpentine course. Peter Falk and Alan Arkin doing a dry land version. Lol

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Looks like Starboard iFoil is provisional winner.

Interesting that it includes provision for finned sailing (high winds) and variations for courses beyond the usual upwind/downwind.

https://new.myliveregatta.com/files/65/2024%20Windsurfer%20Evaluation%20Worling%20Party%20paper.pdf

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World Sailing Equipment Committee officially recommends iFoil for Paris 2024: https://www.sailing.org/news/89464.php

Their proposal:

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Interviews with many of the Starboard crew who were involved in the iFoil development.
https://windsurf.star-board.com/ifoil-the-olympics-2024-and-beyond/

Surprised they couldn't find a better pic of Remi Villa. Dude looks like he's watching someone's poodle crap on his lawn. Maybe doing something like, "Hey Remi, face this way and smile."

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The new iFoil board in action with a fin. Makes me feel better about my decision to get a convertible for my next board.

https://www.facebook.com/remi.vila/videos/10156457696920807/

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