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pe4387



Joined: 22 Jul 2002
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:54 am    Post subject: Do Something for Windsurfing Reply with quote

Do Something for Windsurfing in Rio 2016 Olympics

Annul the May ISAF Council Vote against Windsurfing. Do not let US Sailing and their 3 votes in May for kiting off the hook! Do not let the 16 other ISAF Council voters against windsurfing off the hook. US Sailing is having AGM meeting next week to discuss the issue. Please do something now, prior to ISAF Annual Meeting 1-11 November 2012 to support windsurfing, even if one design course windsurfing is not for you.

Why?
http://saveolympicwindsurfing.wordpress.com/
http://www.rsxclass.com/
http://www.facebook.com/votewindsurfing
https://www.facebook.com/groups/207173142734427/

How?
Let US Sailing know how you feel about voting out windsurfing by writing a simple statement encouraging redress! Here are 4 emails readily available from the US Sailing website:
jakefish@ussailing.org Communications Director
jackgierhart@ussailing.org Executive Director
garyjobson1@verizon.net President

Vote:
Vote on petition below and email your ISAF MNA (Member National Authority) going to the ISAF Annual Meeting. Did you vote for world-wide Olympic windsurfing? Please vote , windsurfers need to get the petition over 35,000! It's 32,000 about now.

http://www.change.org/petitions/isaf-keep-windsurfing-as-olympic-discipline

This is about windsurfing's future in the USA and internationally on a fair playing surface vs. prejudiced sailing politics. Do what is right for worldwide sailing, not US potential kiting medals in 2016 Rios.

Written 10/23/12 by Ned Crossley - Windsurfer, US Sailing Windsurfing Instructor Trainer, and Member.
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outcast



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks
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Stay off my wave too
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blockidog



Joined: 24 Jun 2002
Posts: 218
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Signed Petition, emailed the 3 contacts.

BUMP.
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DanWeiss



Joined: 24 Jun 2008
Posts: 1962
Location: Connecticut, USA

PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Suggested topics:

Lack of kite access to develop juniors.
Lack of institutional willingness to abandon investments in Techno 293 to take a gamble on instructing kids to kite race.
Lack of any semblance of a one-design class, thus the claim of affordability is undermined.
Huge increase in regatta management complexity requiring huge launch area, a no-spectator zone, and multiplication of required number of boats.
No ability to race close to shore in onshore to side-on conditions unless spectators are moved far away.
No ability to go upwind in less than 6-8 knots steady.
No ability to race in sub-planing conditions.

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www.USWindsurfing.org

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geohaye



Joined: 03 Apr 2000
Posts: 1361

PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice groundswell going on here. Crossing fingers!

By the way, the Facebook page mentioned above for Vote Windsurfing is quite active & awesome.
http://www.facebook.com/votewindsurfing



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