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Windsurfing is Back in the Olympics for 2016 !!!

 
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DanWeiss



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:03 pm    Post subject: Windsurfing is Back in the Olympics for 2016 !!! Reply with quote

Windsurfing is Back in the Olympics for 2016 !!!

Nice work to all involved. Thank you.

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cagjr21150



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ben Barger reported:

ISAF has made unprecedented decisions today. The new president of ISAF is Carlo Croce (ITA). I believe he will be an outstanding president that will move the sport forward in a way never seen before. This vision is one I've shared with him for months before, with your views. This is a day that has brought me much emotion.

With new strong leadership I hope we will ensure that all athletes have a stable platform to invest their dreams. The Windsurfing and Kiting decision was one of high difficulty. I hated being here everyday this week, but I had to fight for what I believe was best for the sport. We should not celebrate, we have been placed against an outstanding sport of Kiting and their loss is no ones gain.

The General Assembly voted and with a large majority and selected the RSX windsurfer the 51% was out of all the General Assembly members even the many that abstained. This shows how strong windsurfing is worldwide, and I am so proud that the Techno and youth still have an event to dream and train for with passion I can admire.

To remove an event at such a short time is extraordinarily disappointing. My heart goes out to every kiter in the world for their exceptional display and kindness they brought to ISAF. I hope to work with you closely so that in the 2014 Olympic events decision you can be added into the Olympic program for 2020.

Thank you for your comments and support this week.
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geohaye



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's an article on the news from Anna Parker at Sail-World.com:
http://www.sail-world.com/Australia/ISAF-Conference---Kiteboarding-out,-Windsurfing-back-in/103684



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MrFish



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great news. I do think Kiting should someday be in as well, but not instead of anything.
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joethewindsufa



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i hope so
the new race format is cooool

http://player.vimeo.com/video/52493924?badge=0
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feuser



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:08 am    Post subject: Re: Windsurfing is Back in the Olympics for 2016 !!! Reply with quote

DanWeiss wrote:
Windsurfing is Back in the Olympics for 2016 !!!

Nice work to all involved. Thank you.


Happy to hear that Windsurfing has fought back successfully. I do feel bad for the kiters and, if it had come down to a choice between the two, kiting would have arguably been the better platform for the Rio Olympics venue.

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cagjr21150



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:21 am    Post subject: Windsurfing Roars Back ~ Bringdal & Albeau Break 50 Knots Reply with quote

Windsurfing Roars Back ~ Bringdal & Albeau Break 50 Knots

Detailed report on how windsurfing made it back to the Olympics for the 2016 Rio Games.

Video of Albeau's record run.

http://danewsblog.blogspot.com/

More commentary and reporting on windsurfing's reinstatement to the Olympics:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/DaNews/259440813066#!
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andrewc



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think some people think what does this matter to me as it seems far removed from wave-sailing or free ride but it really invigorates the grass-roots programs at the club level and gets youth involved. Those sailors go on to be the next generation and keep the sport going.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:22 am    Post subject: Re: Windsurfing Roars Back ~ Bringdal & Albeau Break 50 Knots Reply with quote

cagjr21150 wrote:
Windsurfing Roars Back ~ Bringdal & Albeau Break 50 Knots

Detailed report on how windsurfing made it back to the Olympics for the 2016 Rio Games.

Video of Albeau's record run.

http://danewsblog.blogspot.com/

More commentary and reporting on windsurfing's reinstatement to the Olympics:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/DaNews/259440813066#!


Pity there's not enough room for him to complete the jibe at the end of his run!

...and kites have been de-throned as the fastest way to propel a wind-powered craft on water:
http://www.sailrocket.com

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