sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : ISAF agree to mixed sailing as an Olympic sport discipline

ISAF agree to mixed sailing as an Olympic sport discipline

'Nahid Gaebler'    Team Gaebler    Click Here to view large photo

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has confirmed mixed sailing is an Olympic sport discipline at 2011 ISAF Mid-Year Meeting in St Petersburg, Russia.

The victory at the Tornado World Sailing Championship in a mixed team is just 9 months ago and now our sport is an Olympic discipline. In record time we made it from a vision to an Olympic sport. Never in the history of sports, had such a thing happened so fast. We can hardly believe it and we love it.

Even in winter sports three of the six new Olympic disciplines are a mixed sport. If most people around the world together as a couple lives, why they should not run together a competitive sport. It makes so much fun. It is emotional. It speaks to a larger audience. And on-top of this, we have the ultrafast and spectacular catamarans like the Tornado.

It is a big win for the Olympic Games in general and will help sailing and ISAF to power the media value and ticket sales to gain more income. If the ultrafast and well-known brand 'Tornado' comes in the Rio Olympic Sailing Arena 2016, we will have the best sailing show ever in Olympic Sailing. We expect great audience, with the F1 of Summer Olympics in the new Sailing Arena. Woman and man on a boat is one of the best ways to present our sport. The crowds and youth will love it.

The spectators want to see not only all-male or female sports. If men and women sail together, comes across very sympathetic and appeals a much larger fan base.

The victory of the sailing world championship in Travemünde in July 2010 as a mixed team in front of the men's elite, was an incredible experience for us. Now it has become an Olympic sport. We can hardly believe it.

Now, let's put one on it and present our Tornado Speed Sailing event concept We want to be sailing a great spectator and media sport. Starts exact on time in all wind conditions. At the Kiel Week 18th-26th June we will present our new Sailing Arena with many new highlights to make sailing a primetime sport.

In parallel, it is to build the sport internationally and to inspire young people to fast multihull sailing together as a couple. Let's do it. Together with you. Sailing has a great future ahead.

These weeks in spring 2011 most races are won by mixed teams in Tornado. And mostly the women are the crew on the Tornado and showed best artistic and athletic to win the first races and championships of the season.

Roland & Nahid Gaebler -  Team Gaebler   Click Here to view large photo

Team Gaebler website




by Roland and Nahid Gaebler

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=83243

12:11 PM Sat 7 May 2011 GMT






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


News - USA and the World









Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Final race to decide champion by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,










Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - 13 things to See and do by Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show,




Volvo Ocean Race: Update from Team Vestas Wind in images by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,








Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Classic Garda conditions on day 2 by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,
























Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Alessandro Rombelli's 'STIG' leads by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,












Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Max Ranchi
Clagett Regatta names first Executive Director
Transatlantic Race - Fleet expanded for 2015 edition
IFDS World Championship overall
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi finishes second - Extreme Sailing Series
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 2
2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - It's go time in Garda
2nd Annual Keith Dinsmoor Regatta September 13-14
Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing
PWA Alacati World Cup - First blood to Van Der Steen and Offringa
Oakcliff Sailing hosts the Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX Nationals + Video
International 18ft Skiff Regatta underway on San Francisco Bay
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - Quality fleet for Maxi Classic
Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club?
Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta
Extreme Sailing Series: The Wave, Muscat claims victory on Cardiff Bay
International 14 World Championships 2015: Not just for boys
Rio de Janeiro achieves 50% treatment of sewage outflow *Feature
2014 AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Event memorable videos
2014 18' Skiff Int Regatta: Day 1 at San Francisco - Reversal on beach
Emirates Team NZ: Last race boost cannot save team from table bottom   
PWA Alacati World Cup - Furious slalom is upon us   
J/111 World Championships - The Winner is Shmokin Joe!   
J/24 US National Championship - Victory for Will Welles’ Cougar   
Extreme Sailing Series: View the Final Day's action - Replay   
NYYC Grandmasters Team Race - Reign continues for Noroton Yacht Club   
WSSR announces new World Record Around Britain and Ireland   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final day photos by Tim Wilkes   
2014 Detroit Cup - Morvan wins   
Newport Bucket Regatta 2014 -Images by George Bekris   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final report: USA qualifies for Rio 2016   
Extreme Sailing Series: Absent With-Out Leave – Ben Ainslie Racing   
2014 IFDS World Championship - New champions claim medals   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Sunday’s race images by Tim Wilkes   
Shark World Championships underway in Toronto   
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi second o'all - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 3   
Formula Kite World Championships - Nocher and Bridge crowned Champions   
Emirates Team NZ: Frustrating Day 3 in Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff   
Extreme Sailing Series: Light winds help The Wave Muscat - Day 3   
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act five - Absent without leave – the wind   


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 NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT