sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Too large or just right? The bias on weight in Olympic Sailing
Too large or just right? The bias on weight in Olympic Sailing

'Team Gaebler during the 2016 Equipment Evaluation'    Martina Barnetova    Click Here to view large photo

Is there bias in Olympic Sailing? Perhaps discrimination of athletes that are above average weights? It seems as though lightweights will dominate future Olympic Sailing!

ISAF evaluation used a submission from the 470 class to set the target for the Mixed Multihull and Skiff women evaluations.

Disbalance in future Olympic Sailing - The graphic of the weight analytics -    

With this we end in a target weight for the evaluation at 130 kg for Mixed Multihull and 120kg for the Skiff women.

In the same way we lost the Star Class and the Elliots (Match race women). This means that seven of ten Olympic Classes have an optimal team-weight below average (see links below).

If we count all men together worldwide, we have an average weight around 79 kg. For a woman it is 65 kg. In the graphic in the attachment you can see, how much bias we have in future men and women Olympic Sailing.

Also the fact that Rio de Janeiro is a light wind venue will even give the ultra-lightweights an advantage again. The majority of Athletes have no chance to reach the lower weight limits with their body structure, and this makes it impossible to have the optimal weight for an Olympic campaign in Sailing.

It’s not too late to change this. Still 2-4 Olympic boat/surf classes have to be selected (Mixed Multihull + Skiff Women). Also Kiteboarding is open in weights to get Olympic Sailing in balance and get away the discrimination of athletes above average weight.

Body weight analytics on Wikipedia

Olympic Swimming 2008:

Olympic Swimming Male Athlete: The average weight for males swimmers is 80.4 ± 7.0 KG. Freestyle sprinters have the highest weight – 84.3 ± 5.8 KG, when freestyle distance swimmers have the lowest weight -–76.4 ± 6.6. KG. This difference is statistically significant. Male freestyle sprinters are about 20 KG heavier than female freestyle sprinters. The average of weight in male swimmers is about 15 KG higher than in female swimmers. The difference between male and female swimmers is statistically significant.

Olympic Swimming Female Athlete: The average height and weight for females is 173.0 ± 5.5 cm and 65.6 ± 6.6 KG, respectively. Freestyle sprinters are the tallest (174.7 ± 4.5 cm) and lightest (64.4 ± 6.4 KG) between events.


by Roland Gaebler

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=96614

9:19 PM Fri 27 Apr 2012GMT


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







News - USA and the World























America's Cup: Challenger calls Competitor Meeting ahead of deadline *Feature by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,












































Clipper Round the World - London to provide emotional heroes welcome
ISAF Youth Worlds - Italians to lead RS:X fleet in Tavira
Vestas Sailrocket 3 - Over the Horizon
Foiling Week - Italian Moth Championship - Final results
NYYC Race Week - Yachting history on display
Rescued sailors reach shore after dramatic ocean rescue
Half Ton Classics Cup: Swuzzlebubble out front on Day 1 + Video
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Yachting history on display
Volvo Cork Week - Thrilling conditions welcome international fleet
Nacra 17 Europeans: Success for Italy's Bissaro and Sicouri
America's Cup: 2017 venue short-list reduced to two Cities
Formula Windsurfing Youth and Master Worlds overall
49er and 49erFX Europeans: Pitfalls aplenty on day 1 + Video
ISAF Youth Worlds - Laser Radial sailors look to join list of legends
Coville soon to chase solo circumnavigation record in giant trimaran
Fierce competition at the Meanline Fins Slalom Challenge
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel opt for experienced winner
Bakewell-White supermaxi designed to take Transpac's Barn Door Trophy *Feature
Crew rescued by navy patrol from J/111 racer after Mayday in storm
Team Alvimedica practice in Newport, RI - Photos
18 foot skiff European Championship (Open Europeans) - Final results   
Nacra 17 European Championships - No action on day 1   
ISAF Youth Worlds - 29er and SL16 sailors prepare for battle + Video   
Volvo Ocean Race: Eight new crew members named by teams   
Volvo Ocean Race: New additions to Spanish team announced   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket Island is ready to host   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Cyril Moussilmani and Delphine Cousin on top   
Foiling Week - Moth Class Italian Open Championship Day 2   
America's Cup: Luna Rossa foiling in AC45s at their Italian base   
Star World Championship - Germans claim dramatic win in Malcesine   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Down to the wire in Turkmenistan   
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre - Off to France!   
Nacra 17 Europeans - La Grande Motte back in Olympic classes arena   
Stena Match Cup Sweden - Hansen hat trick in Marstrand + Video   
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre Race keeps an eye on Arthur   
World Match Racing Tour: See the Finals replay at the Stena Match Cup   
Newport International Boat Show unveils exciting 'At The Helm' Program   
Stena Match Cup Sweden - First blood to Hansen over Canfield + Video   
Star World Championship - Americans claim race win in Malcesine   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Weather halts action on day 4   


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