Open Petiton to the IKA Racing Rules Committee
Rule - C.6.1. Board Appendages
(The shortest distance between the outermost point of the hull appendage and the hull shall not exceed 500 mm)
Dear Members of the IKA Racing Rules Committee
Unfortunately the rule mentioned above excludes foilboards from (IKA sanctioned) course races.
Foilboards have a high potential for course races, as Marc Blanc showed impressively during the European Championship 2009.
Especially concerning Olympics, where competition spots do often have low winds, it would be a real pitty if such highly efficient boards would not be admitted.
Furthermore I don`t think it makes much sense to form an own class because
1. a high spezialication would probably not support our sport (like it happend to windsurfing)
2. there are too few foilboarders (yet)
3. then foilkites would also have to run in an own class some day ?!?
The admittance of hydrofoils for course races would not only present our sport in a more spectacular and varied way, but also support bigger starter fields in races.
Therefore I ask, in the name of all the others who share my opinion to change the rule appropriately.
(race addicted and enthusiatic for foilboarding:-)
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