uncle sammy wrote:
Windsurfing had only 1 model that could be used.
Olympic sailing demands everyone uses the same model...
Exactly.. that's my concern. The list mentioned by Gebi has about 30 boards from a dozen manufacturers. Olympics will require just one model...
I don't think anyone has said that it will be a one design race. At the trials in Spain, everyone was riding different boards and kites, and now the event is called "Kiteboarding".
As opposed to the multihull racing where there were multiple types of boats competing for the chance to be an Olympic class, but now they have chosen only the Nacra 17 and the event is called "Nacra 17".
Agreed that all of the Olympic sailing classes have been one design in the past, but does that mean you can't have a box rule?