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 Post subject: Kiteboarding in the 2016 Olympics...windsurfing out
PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 3:56 pm 
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Just announced this morning, kiteboarding in the 2016 Olympics...windsurfing out.


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 Post subject: Re: Kiteboarding in the 2016 Olympics...windsurfing out
PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 4:09 pm 
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Here is link to an article by SBC Kiteboard Magazine on the selection of kiteboarding in the Brazil 2016 Olympics. http://www.sbckiteboard.com/news_article?news_id=1898


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 Post subject: Re: Kiteboarding in the 2016 Olympics...windsurfing out
PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 4:12 pm 
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Whoops, missed it, check out Kiteforum "News" button above, Toby posted a great article on the 2016 Olympics and kiteboarding.


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 Post subject: Re: Kiteboarding in the 2016 Olympics...windsurfing out
PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 8:36 pm 
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Great news for the sport. The U.K could clean up with Ollie & Steph Bridge.

Hope the old grunters on their scene,put all their backing and efforts behind them.

Will be interesting to see how it develops in the 4 years before Rio.


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 Post subject: Re: Kiteboarding in the 2016 Olympics...windsurfing out
PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 11:49 pm 
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here's the line up

men's & women's

kiteboarding
laser
Finn
470
49er

and men & women mixed

nacra 17

It would be nice if they dumped the Finn, 470 or 49er to make room for the windsurfers, on the other hand, it will be exciting to watch those nacras they are fast. They couldn't run the tornado the fastest international olympic boat because they judged women sailors would not be strong enough to handle it, so they went with the smaller but still exciting nacra 17.


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 Post subject: Re: Kiteboarding in the 2016 Olympics...windsurfing out
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 8:53 am 
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Have they disclosed what kitesurfing gear will be used at the Olympics?


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 Post subject: Re: Kiteboarding in the 2016 Olympics...windsurfing out
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 12:06 am 
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Kitesurfing will race in the Olympics. IKA has a list of the board and kites registered to race on. Its a box rule, production kite and board set up.

Go to http://www.internationalkiteboarding.org/ as all the info is there.

Competition rules, courses, equipment, calendar of races, etc.

Lots of Gebi


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 Post subject: Re: Kiteboarding in the 2016 Olympics...windsurfing out
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 10:28 am 
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We've collated a lot of info over the last few days, spoken to some of the people involved and put this article together about the Olympic Bid and the chances of the sport going one design...

http://www.iksurfmag.com/kitesurfing-ne ... n-looming/

Enjoy...


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 Post subject: Re: Kiteboarding in the 2016 Olympics...windsurfing out
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 3:43 pm 
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Legless wrote:
We've collated a lot of info over the last few days, spoken to some of the people involved and put this article together about the Olympic Bid and the chances of the sport going one design...

http://www.iksurfmag.com/kitesurfing-ne ... n-looming/

Enjoy...


Really good article, thanks!

If you put the 2012 North raceboard in that picture alongside the other three it really shows how the rate of development has slowed down.


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 Post subject: Re: Kiteboarding in the 2016 Olympics...windsurfing out
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 6:50 am 
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from: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/11/oly-yach-saxrsx-israel-idUSL5E8GB3ZA20120511

Olympics-Delegates misunderstood kiteboard vote-Israeli official

Fri May 11, 2012 5:58am EDT

Sailboards could become an unwanted item

By Ori Lewis

JERUSALEM, May 11 (Reuters) - The International Sailing Federation's (ISAF) decision to drop windsurfing from the Olympics in favour of kiteboarding likely came about because some delegates didn't realise what they were voting for, Israel's sailing chief said on Friday.
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