ronnie wrote:Sailing is boring enough to watch in the Olympics already, so their interest in kiteboarding was to bring something more exciting.
I only do not agree with above. All is a matter of presentation.
What happened during A'sC last year was amazing to watch by spectators ashore (in the park) and first of all for the rest of world watching it live on YouTube. Please note that AC34 did not race of some strange courses. It was classic upwind/downwind course.
Do you remember London 2012 sailings? In my mind, thanks to trackers and computerised graphics on a live coverage, it was very interesting and clear for Smiths.
Now combine two events. Imagine kites in national colours, racers competing in winds 5-35kts on sailing spaceships called foilboards. That's my dream...
What might be more spectacular in the sailing?
Kitecross? Windsurfers tried and failed quickly. Funny to watch but not too much glory behind.
Kiteslalom? Good luck but this is not for the present racers. Can't imagine Johny, Blaszko, Maks, Maxim, Erwin.... enjoying a slalom board instead a race one.