sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Newsletters Cruising Features FishingBoating Photo Gallery Magnetic Is RW
MarineBusiness-World Event Calendar
Sail-World.com : ISAF Conference - Kiteboarding out, Windsurfing back in
ISAF Conference - Kiteboarding out, Windsurfing back in

'Tuuli Petaja (FIN) wins the Silver Medal in the Women’s Windsurfer (RSX) event in the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition.'    onEdition ©    Click Here to view large photo

After a long six month battle, Windsurfing has made it back as an Olympic Event for the 2016 Olympics.

The ISAF Annual General Meeting, in a simple majority vote, decided to delete Kiteboarding and re-instate Windsurfing, which has been in the Olympics since 1984 as a Mens Event, and since 1992 for Women.

The ISAF AGM also voted to re-instate the RS:X as the class to be used in the 2016 Olympics.

In May the ISAF Mid Year Meeting of the ISAF Council, in Stresa Italy, took many by surprise when it installed Kiteboarding as an Olympic Event, doing so against the recommendation (17 votes to 2) of the Events Committee.

The same recommendation was again put forward to the ISAF Council Meeting at its Annual Conference, in Dun Laoghire, Ireland, but that would have required a 75% majority to Re-open the Decision of the Council from the May Meeting in respect of the events for the 2016 Olympics.

The move to re-open failed by just two votes to reach the required threshold, but got support from 26 of the 38 voting delegates, at the Council Meeting on Thursday.

From there it was likely that if the Council vote was repeated at the Annual General Meeting (held only once every four years), it was obvious that the Windsurfers had done their homework and would carry the day - provided politics did not come into play and delegates at the AGM (where each country physically present is allowed a single vote, instead of just the the regions in the Council Meeting) had stayed true to the voting direction from the Council meeting - which was that although 75% were not in favour of re-visiting, there clear majority were for a re-instatement of Windsurfing.

Given that scenario, the fate of Kiteboarding in a simple vote was inevitable, and the rogue decision of the ISAF Council at its Mid-Year Meeting was finally overturned by a vote of 51 to 40 in favour of the Windsurfer. There were 104 countries represented at the AGM (with a big fly-in representation for nearby Europe) with a large number of abstentions (believed to be 13) on the 2016 Olympics vote.

The technical process in the voting was that ISAF Regulation 23.1.4 (which covers the Olympic classes for the next Olympics) was amended and approved to include windsurfing

The equipment approved for the 2016 Olympics Sailing Competition is as follows:

Men's Board -RS:X
Women's Board - RS:X
Men's One Person Dinghy - Laser
Women's One Person Dinghy - Laser Radial
Men's second One Person Dinghy - Finn
Men's Skiff - 49er
Women's Skiff – 49erFX
Men's Two Person Dinghy - 470
Women's Two Person Dinghy - 470
Mixed Two Person Multihull – Nacra 17

Further detail can be read on ISAF Conference blog.

As earlier reported, the Mens and Womens One Person Dinghy and the Mens and Womens Skiff have also been confirmed as Events for the 2020 Olympics, along with the respective classes, the Laser, Laser Radial, 49er and 49erFX.

Election of Officers
ISAF President, Carlo Croce (ITA) -  David Brannigan  
The election for the President and seven Vice Presidents of ISAF resulted in Carlos Croce (ITA) being elected in the second round after Australia's David Kellett was dropped out, and the final vote was between Croce and Eric Tulla (PUR). It was expected that the European countries would not let the Presidency leave Europe and that proved to be the case. Although before the meeting it was believed to be a close race, between all three. However the high number of attendees (104 countries) was indicative of a big attendance from nearby Europe, compounded by the fact that each country regardless of its size and sailor base, has just one vote. That being the case it was perhaps inevitable that a European candidate would win, which proved to be the case.

Kellett and Croce were believed to have had a deal where if one was eliminated, they would switch their support for the other. With Kellett being dropped in the first round, that switch in support would have assisted Croce, the son of former ISAF President Beppe Croce.

Despite his lineage, Croce comes to the ISAF family with little involvement in the organisation however he is a double Olympian for Italy and with America's Cup and other international keelboat experience as a marketeer and team principal. Many would see that lack of ISAF exposure as being a positive as much as a negative, coming in with a clean pair of hands, given the organisation's sins of the past eight years (now largely resolved), and Croce takes over an organisation that has made some big gains, in the last four years in particular.

The Presidential vote shaped the Vice Presidential slate, where generally one person per region is voted along with two Women Vice Presidents.

The Annual General Meeting was forced to vote separately for the two Women Vice Presidents after five males won the popular vote, with George Andreadis (GRE), Chris Atkins (GBR), Gary Jobson (USA), Quanhai Li (CHN) and Scott Perry (URU) being successful.

Adrienne Greenwood (NZL) was successful in the first round of the Womens vote with the second taking place between Nazli Imre (TUR) and Marcelien Bos-De Koning (NED) a Silver medalist in the 2008 Olympics in the Womens 470 class (believed to be on the Kellett ticket). Imre won the vote, and was the only Vice President to return from the 2008-2012 session.

The outcome of the Womens Vice Presidential voting deprived the ISAF Executive Committee of the vital input of a young sailor with recent Olympic sailing experience, and a Silver medalist to boot.

Incumbent Alberto Pederi (ITA) dropped out of the vote for the Vice Presidents after the election of Croce. A second Italian would have minimal chance of being elected to the Executive Committee. Pederi, a former President of the 470 class was also believed to be aligned with the Tulla camp in the ISAF Presidential lobbying.

A Treasurer is yet to be appointed, taking up the final non-voting position on the Executive Committee - a position previously occupied by Presidential candidate David Kellett.

ISAF Committees will be announced within 60 days of the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting, however nominations closed at the end of August 2012.


by Sail-World

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=103684

6:04 PM Sat 10 Nov 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2012 ISAF Conference

Related News Stories:

10 Nov 2012  ISAF Conference: Near-miss for Windsurfing in Olympic re-open call
07 Nov 2012  ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year award winners announced + Video
07 Nov 2012  2012 ISAF Conference: Rolex Sailors of the Year announced
06 Nov 2012  ISAF Presidential candidate David Kellett talks to the sailing world
05 Nov 2012  ISAF Conference: Kites and Windsurfer deal brokered?
05 Nov 2012  ISAF Conference: Training & Development Seminar sails into the future
04 Nov 2012  ISAF Conference: Youth Worlds to Oman, RS:X stays to 2016 for Youths
12 Oct 2012  ISAF Presidential Candidate David Kellett nails his colours to mast






News - World & Australia

Photographer Ellen Hoke was on the water at the Farr 40 Worlds sailed from the St Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco, and provided this gallery of images from the Final Day - Day 4 ... [more]  

Photographer Ellen Hoke was on the water at the Farr 40 Worlds sailed from the St Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco, and provided this gallery of images from Day 2 ... [more]  

2014 Beneteau Vicsail NSW State Sabot Sailing Championships - Day 2 of the 2014 Beneteau Vicsail NSW State Sabot Sailing Championships was sailed in the waters around Cockatoo Island in conditions that make Sydney the world's best sailing city. Sunshine, 15 knot nor'easter and 100 happy Sabot sailors sailed two races in day two of the championship. ... [more]  

The Chinese entry Donfeng Race Team, has lost her lead on Day 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race, with boats on the east and western side of the course threatening. Two hours before the most recent sked at 0640hrs UTC, Dongfeng was still being listed by Volvo Ocean Race as the leader. But Team Brunel is now listed as the leader, but on a time taken projection basis, Team Brunel is fifth. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Blogs from the Boats - Leg 1, Day 8 plus Videos *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.nz/com
Several of the On Board Reporters aboard, provide their unique views of Leg 1, Day 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race - in text, images and video. Catch a birthday at sea on board Team Brunel, and unravel the fishing net with Team SCA Hear and see how the crews coped with the front that came through in the nigh ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng consolidates lead on Day 8 *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
After cutting between the Cape Verde islands, separating from the rest of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet, Chinese entry, Dongfeng gained an initial significant lead, which they are in the process of consolidating. One routing option for the then race leader Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, gave the team the option of cutting inside the island group, they are close to the optimum course for Fernando off Brazil ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - If only it were that easy. Amazingly we did manage to replace the rudder and regain first position amongst the fleet however just hours afterwards, navigator Pascal Bidégorry was faced with an important strategic decision. ... [more]  

Ian Moore, navigator on Cookson 50, Mascalzone Latino, is no stranger to the Rolex Middle Sea Race, this is his fourth and Ian was part of the winning crew on Bryon Ehrhart's TP52, Lucky in 2010. Ian describes the tactical nuances of the first night at sea. ... [more]  

Top videographer and photographer, John Navas, was on the water for the final day of the Farr 40 Worlds being sailed on San Francisco. ... [more]  

The brilliant conditions of last week’s opening race of the season were duplicated today when the Australian 18 Footers League’s Major A. Frizelle Trophy race was sailed in a 20–knot North East wind on Sydney Harbour. Current JJ Giltinan champion Gotta Love It 7 team of Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage showed why they are the world’s best team. ... [more]  

It all started with a conversation between RHKYC Rear Commodore Antony Day and Onesails NZ’s Gray Gibson, and lead to the charter of the Mills 40 Mandrake 2 for the 2014 China Coast Cup in Hong Kong. The budget allowed for the addition of one sail for the regatta, and it soon became clear that a new jib was a priority. 'We had three weeks to get a new 4T Membrane made in Italy, and then shipped ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - The fleet has finally left the West African Coast. They are now in the trade winds, making the westerly course across the Atlantic Ocean to FernandoThey will find the Cape Verde Islands in the way and that will cause some issues of navigation. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship - 'It has been a long time coming. I entered the class seven years ago and this is the seventh world championship I’ve participated in,' said a delighted Roepers. 'To win it finally is a dream come true. It feels incredible, I couldn't be happier. ... [more]  

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao - It was a light wind, big wave finish at ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao as the medallists were decided across the six fleets competing on the waters of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition. ... [more]  

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao - Australian Sailing Team’s Tom Burton (NSW) finished third in the Laser fleet at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Qingdao (14-18 October), China in Saturday’s medal race. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Welcome to Al's Ocean Cafe by Brian Carlin, Team Vestas Wind
On Board Reporter, Brian Carlin - (from Ireland, where else?) gives a quick tour of his below decks domain aboard Team Vestas Wind. As On Board Reporter, he gets to run the cafe aboard the Swedish flagged round the world racer. You don't need to have a sense of humour to sail aboard, but it certainly helps. ... [more]  

The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club has announced that the Argo Group Gold Cup is still set to sail, albeit on a compressed schedule, starting Wednesday, October 22. Using the one-day-delay plan announced last Wednesday, the Argo Group Gold Cup will be compressed to five days of racing and organizers will take advantage of the fine weather expected after Gonzalo. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng regains lead after incident packed Day 7 *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
The Chinese flagged entry, Dongfeng Race Team has regained the lead at the end of Day 7 in the Volvo Ocean Race. Course routing from Predictwind shows that the race leader is just five days away from the turning point of Fernanado, Brazil. Includes latest 'Inside Track' video ... [more]  

Uncut video of Dongfeng Race Team replacing their rudder at night, after collision with an underwater object while leading Leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. What makes the change even more remarkable was that it was undertaken at night. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica bounces back by Amory Ross, Team Alvimedica
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Day Seven onboard Team Alvimedica. There’s nothing like filling the void of a difficult day with some trade wind sailing. Yesterday was a tough one: we came out on the losing end of quite a few gambles and fell far off the lead pack, but the boys have bounced back well and the mood on deck in these near-perfect conditions has returned to one of humor and laughs. ... [more]  

2014 Beneteau Vicsail NSW State Sabot Sailing Championships - Glorious weather on the Lane Cove River saw a clean 1pm start to the Mink Pink Dash for Cash which saw over 50 Sabots race for a large cash pot sponsored by Mink Pink Clothing. The Dash for Cash is a scratch sprint race which gets all competitors out to the States race course on Sydney Harbour. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Day Seven onboard Team SCA. There's an age old saying: expect the unexpected. It pretty much sums up offshore sailing. However, there is also a degree of dealing with the expected. And there is a slight dance to be had-- to not be too shocked by either spectrum of a situation, and to handle all events with grace and control. ... [more]  

Thousands of spectators lined the Valletta Waterfront to witness the start of the 35th Rolex Middle Sea Race. 122 yachts started the race, a new record for the Mediterranean classic offshore race. Under blue skies and brilliant sunshine, the international fleet of yachts from 24 different countries set off on the 608 nautical mile race. ... [more]  

It was a light wind, big wave finish at ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao as the medallists were decided across the six fleets competing on the waters of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition. Byron Kokkalanis (GRE) had wrapped up gold in the Men’s RS:X the day prior but intriguing battles for gold across the remaining fleets played out in a tense day of competition. ... [more]  

At 0210 UTC in the Volvo Ocean Race, Dongfeng Race Team hit an unknown object in the Atlantic Ocean just off the coast of Africa and broke their rudder. This resulted in the team performing an emergency rudder replacement, a difficult operation in the pitch black of night, in less than two hours. ... [more]  

Despite the leaderboard showing more spread in the fleet, the www.predictwind.com!Predictwind!new routing function shows that the fist six boats will round Fernando within two hours of each other. Given that the boats have yet to cross through the Doldrums for the first time, indicates that the race between the seven one-designs is still wide open. ... [more]  

Dongfeng Race Team hit hit an unidentified object, at 0210UTC on Saturday. The impact broke one of their two rudders, and it has been swapped out. The downtime for repairs cost the Chinese team their lead in the race. It is reported that they were sailing again at speeds of 20kts after 30 minutes of downtime. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship - Australian yachts lost and gained in the protest room after day two of racing at the Rolex Farr 40 world championship being sailed on San Francisco Bay while the entire fleet lost out on racing on day three due to lack of wind yesterday. ... [more]  

Less than 90 minutes behind the TP52’s, Paul Winkelmann’s JV42, Island Fling finished an impeccable Hong Kong to Hainan Race in an elapsed time of 29h 00m 18s to take the IRC Racer 1 title and also engrave her name on the IRC Overall trophy ahead of Team Beau Geste. ... [more]  

2014 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship - The breeze that usually makes San Francisco such a popular place for sailors was noticeably absent for the penultimate day of competition at the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship. A low pressure system had siphoned most of the air off the Bay, and with the fleet drifting around on the Berkeley Circle for several hours ... [more]  

Six days into the Volvo Ocean Race, and the sailors can still see each other, creeping alongside the Western Sahara sand dunes. It’s stressful. Dongfeng Race Team have held their lead since yesterday morning. But Team Alvimedica, Team Brunel, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and Team Vestas Wind are only two to three miles behind the Chinese boat. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Day Six onboard Team Alvimedica. Checking in from the Volvo 65 World Championships. It’s unbelievable, really—we have been short course racing these boats ever since we left Alicante. Cautiously cruising down the coast of Africa, close to the barren beaches of Western Sahara and Mauratania, Will and Charlie continue to place a huge emphasis on fleet positioning. ... [more]  

We sail close to the coast of Africa just after five in the afternoon in the Volvo Ocean Race. The sun is already low and about five miles to port are the endless sandy plains of the sizzling hot Western Sahara. Together with the other six ships we sail incredibly close to each other. After five days we are still within striking distance. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race - Testing times for Team SCA + Video
Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan to headline Yachting Australia Awards
Beijing 2008 Olympic legacy lives on in Qingdao + Video
La Torche PWA Grand Slam - A return nearly 20 years in the making
Groupama Race - Fourth edition starts Sunday in Nouméa
Discover Boating Week starts tomorrow
ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao - Game on for remaining fleets
Farr 40 Worlds: Day 2 Image and Video gallery *Feature
Audi Hong Kong to Hainan Race - Team Beau Geste takes line honours
Day 5 of the Chris Benz Lüderitz Speed Challenge: 4 more records!
Volvo Ocean Race: Coastal racing at its best - Leg 1, Day 5
Australian Sailing Team opens National Training Centre Extension
AUDI China Coast Regatta and Hong Kong Kettle 2014 - the photos
Rolex Farr 40 World Champs - Plenty leads as Struntje Light impresses
Changed boating conditions on Sydney Harbour for Australian Boat Race
Volvo Ocean Race - Mail arrival brings excitement for Team SCA + Video
Volvo Ocean Race - Jens Dolmer getting restless onboard Team Brunel
Volvo Ocean Race - Too close for comfort as fleet pushes on + Video
Foils or not? Explanations from IMOCA Class President Jean Kerhoas
Ben Ainslie's Olympic Finn sails are up for auction
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica goes to school   
Volvo Ocean Race - Intensity level rises for Dongfeng Race Team   
China Cup Regatta - Olympic medallists and offshore legends to race   
Audi Hong Kong to Hainan Race - fleet blasting south at flank speed   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao - Tight and tactical racing + Video   
Farr 40 Worlds: Day 1 Image and Video gallery   
Team Ulrikkeholm new WIM Series champion   
Podium finish in sight for top Alpari Tour teams   
Hood Sails – an Australian sail-making icon   
Rolex Middle Sea Race 2014 - Taller than the Burj Khalifa   
100 foot limit raised for 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race   
2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race - Shockwave prepares for race   
Pittwater to Coffs Yacht Race - Southern apples and oranges for race   
2014 Yachting Australia Awards - One day to go   
2014 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship - Land of plenty   
Volvo Ocean Race: Blogs from the Boats - Leg 1, Day 4 plus Videos   
Argo Group Gold Cup - Hurricane Gonzalo delays start   
Volvo Ocean Race: Life at the Extreme - first episode of weekly video   
Volvo Ocean Race: Passing inside the Canary Islands *Feature   
Volvo Ocean Race - You think the fight is over? Think again   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS AUS
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT