This is a one-sided look at Rio from the campaign to get windsurfing reinstated.
http://saveolympicwindsurfing.wordpress ... al-in-rio/
It focuses on the expected conditions at Rio.
It does show how different the Olympic competition will be. There is a history of very light winds at the Olympics - Beijing was an example. Rio is likely to be the same. They could be very unlucky and get very light winds.
I read a report of a recent top level kite course race in The Netherlands being called off because the wind dropped below 7 knots.
They may have to develop different race formats for different wind strengths.
Having to work kites to keep them in the air at a crowded start line would be a problem. They may have to have a reaching start and limit the numbers as they would for a slalom race. They may even have to run a downwind slalom racing format if its really light - but could have difficulty getting upwind to the start without the help of boats.
It also shows that the Olympians dont need to do anything but be bought the very best lightwind equipment and learn to be the best on it in less than 15 knots by 2016.