yes please Toby
ISAFs decision to drop windsurfing in favor of kiteboarding has led to a major upset in the windsurfing community.
Let us be clear - kiteboarding did not chose to be pitched against windsurfing, and it is sad to see that the windsurfing community is blaming the kiteboarding community for not being in the 2016 Olympics .
We believe, that both kiteboarding AND windsurfing should be in the Olympic Games, either by requesting additional medals or by finding other solutions. Removing kiteboarding now is surely not the solution.
Meanwhile, a lot of arguments against the inclusion of kiteboarding have been brought forward by the windsurfing supporters. Most of the arguments are presenting a biased viewpoint, and do not accurately represent the discipline of kiteboard racing, and even make exaggerated claims about Olympic windsurfing - RSX
The latest document presenting all these “facts” has recently been published by the “saveolympicwindsurfing” wordpress blog.
Let us take a brief look at some of these facts, do they stand up under scrutiny and unbiased questioning – are they fact or fiction?
I am a former world cup windsurfer myself and due to injuries sustained in competition I had to stop windsurfing and started kitesurfing
So I see things from both sides of the fence
And it’s good to see true sportsmanship when the top flights are willing to have a go at both sports just because you kite doesn’t mean you stop windsurfing
Would love to see a former RSX rider win gold in Rio