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2012 West Coast Open and Canadian Nationals - Update

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Re: 2012 West Coast Open and Canadian Nationals - Update

Postby ronnie » Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:13 am

Johnny sounded concerned about one-design ruining things.

In windsurfing, everyone mostly ignored RS:X until the Olympics and then had a look at who won if your country was in contention.
There is a good youth development system for racing in windsurfing and enough competitors to keep RS:X healthy while it was still in the Olympics. The youth racing scene would be the biggest loss for windsurfing as it is partly dependent on funding from the Olympic connection.

I think kite racing's future is best served by keeping it the way it has been. For the Olympics it makes sense to have one design, but like windsurfing, the Olympics should be a quiet backwater and everyone should be more interested in the box rule racing.
Kitesurfing doesn't need a youth development class for racing. Let them get into kiting for the fun of it and then when they are older they can compete - is the way I see it.

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Re: 2012 West Coast Open and Canadian Nationals - Update

Postby Al-Kite-A » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:36 pm

Watch out for ....
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Re: 2012 West Coast Open and Canadian Nationals - Update

Postby Al-Kite-A » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:51 am

really not a single person has thing to say about being Squaminated!!!!!????!!!

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Re: 2012 West Coast Open and Canadian Nationals - Update

Postby wdric » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:10 pm

Al-Kite-A wrote:really not a single person has thing to say about being Squaminated!!!!!????!!!


I cant believe that old picture of the famous kite tangle is still being seen :lol:

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Re: 2012 West Coast Open and Canadian Nationals - Update

Postby mleng » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:23 pm

We have proposed an addition to Appendix BB, 13.4. When within one kite length of Eric, no rules apply for all other riders and team racing is encouraged.

We'll be ready!

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Re: 2012 West Coast Open and Canadian Nationals - Update

Postby Al-Kite-A » Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:59 pm

wdric I used that pic cause he was part of that mess.
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