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Re: ISAF Events Committee proposal to reinstate windsurfing

Postby davesails7 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:43 pm

I don't understand. They didn't get the 75% vote to re-open discussions, but then kiteboarding was removed anyway? How did that happen?

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Re: ISAF Events Committee proposal to reinstate windsurfing

Postby William Munney » Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:12 pm

edt wrote:i mean obviously olympic sailing should be

1) windsurfing
2) kites
3) laser
4) cat

Kiteboarding doesn't need the olympics. The olympic sailing community needs kiteboarding.

The next time they start cutting sports in the olympics so something new can be added, sailing will be the first to go.


+1 It sucks for the olympic hopefuls, but there's something kind of douchey about the whole olympics that kiteboarding can do without. At least kiteboarders won't be subject to this:

http://www.surfertoday.com/kiteboarding ... teboarding

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Re: ISAF Events Committee proposal to reinstate windsurfing

Postby Clarencephil » Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:00 am

ChickenTikka wrote:Good, the bald middleaged men need something to live for.


Don't worry , you'll be one of those eventually :naughty:

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Re: ISAF Events Committee proposal to reinstate windsurfing

Postby WildDuke » Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:31 am

GREAT NEWS! Very happy to hear! It was starting to get all too 'serious' there for a minute. Leave the serious Olympic stuff and politics to the other sports.

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Re: ISAF Events Committee proposal to reinstate windsurfing

Postby polarstorm » Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:20 am

WildDuke wrote:GREAT NEWS! Very happy to hear! It was starting to get all too 'serious' there for a minute. Leave the serious Olympic stuff and politics to the other sports.


..and there goes the sales uptake on raceboards! Seriously, I too am dissapointed to hear this, i know a lot of folks were gearing up for the event.

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Re: ISAF Events Committee proposal to reinstate windsurfing

Postby tautologies » Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:52 am

There has been a lot of stuff going in the back for this deal. It looks like a case of under the table debate. I would consider asking the olympic committee to have a look at the process.

It really makes the whole sailing industry look like a bunch of buffoons. :o

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Re: ISAF Events Committee proposal to reinstate windsurfing

Postby WildDuke » Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:25 am

polarstorm wrote:
WildDuke wrote:GREAT NEWS! Very happy to hear! It was starting to get all too 'serious' there for a minute. Leave the serious Olympic stuff and politics to the other sports.


..and there goes the sales uptake on raceboards! Seriously, I too am dissapointed to hear this, i know a lot of folks were gearing up for the event.


Not necessarily, I think kite racing will continue to boom. In fact I think it will do better now that people know that there aren't going to be a bunch of boof-heads taking every race so seriously. I am not talking about the few that are really talented and exceptionally good, I'm sure you know the kinds of people I mean.

I am going to buy a race board in January ready for our next kiting season. My initial comment does sound a bit inconsiderate to those good people that had their hopes up, so to them, my condolences.


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