sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : 2016 Olympics: Kiteboarding ousts Windsurfer for 2016
2016 Olympics: Kiteboarding ousts Windsurfer for 2016

'Day 1 of the inaugural Kiteboard Class. 2011 Phuket King’s Cup Regatta. Photo by Kiteboard Tour Asia.'    Phuket King's Cup Regatta    Click Here to view large photo

In a completely unexpected move, the ISAF Council has voted to have Kiteboarding as an Olympic Event for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.

The vote to make the switch was by 19 votes to 17 votes for the Windsurfer, meaning that one less vote for the Kites would have carried the day for the Windsurfer

Kiteboarding was the third Olympic event to undergo Evaluation Trials at Santander, Spain in March. However unlike the other two - being the Womens Olympic Skiff and the Mixed Multihull - which were givens as Events in the 2016 Olympic equation, the Evaluation Trial for the Kiteboards was to determine its suitability for the 2016 Olympics.

That answer was required due to the fact that Kiteboarding has had a very tense relationship with the ISAF.

The ISAF Council was expected to take Kiteboarding into the 2013 World Cup circuit as a full event and assimilate it into the sport.

The Evaluation Team produced a report that spoke in glowing terms of Kiteboarding and what it could bring to the ISAF's competitions, however the same was said of windsurfing when it was first included in the ISAF and Olympic Sailing families.

Then as now with Kiteboarding, the bulk of the windsurfers sold were for recreational use only, and there were no club fleets of windsurfers.

Subsequently fleets did build as the Windsurfers shifted into the ISAF regatta circuit. It has also taken some time to build a full junior circuit and class progression into windsurfing.

The very nature of Kiteboarding means that it is not possible for young sailors of 12 years and upwards to Kiteboard, and it remains to be seen as to what class progressions are established.

While speaking highly favourably of Kiteboarding, the report did not take the same expansive view of windsurfing, ignoring the television and media coverage generated by circuits like the PWA . Instead focussing on the Olympic event only

The recommendation of the Evaluation Team was that Kiteboarding be taken one step further and for the sport to be sailed at ISAF World Cup events. But the Council has bounced that one level higher and gone for full Olympic inclusion.

The events to be contested at the 2016 Olympic Games are confirmed as:

Men's Kiteboarding
Women's Kiteboarding
Men's One Person Dinghy - Laser
Women's One Person Dinghy - Laser Radial
Men's One Person Dinghy (heavy) - Finn
Men's Two Person Dinghy - 470
Women's Two Person Dinghy - 470
Men's Skiff - 49er
Women's skiff - 49er FX
Mixed Two Person Multihull - Nacra 17


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=96874

12:35 PM Sat 5 May 2012GMT


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







News - USA and the World









Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,










Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club? by Dan Ibsen & the Sail-World team, Copenhagen


Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta by Bruce Fleming, Santa Barbara
















J/111 World Championships - The Winner is Shmokin Joe! by Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight












2014 Detroit Cup - Morvan wins by Dobbs Davis, Detroit


















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
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Images: Race day five
Herreshoff Classic Regatta 2014 - Images by Ingrid Abery
Youth Olympics - Gold to Argentinean and Chinese Techno 293 racers
Youth Olympics Games Nanjing - Double Youth Olympic Gold for Singapore
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Two Handers celebrate
Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship 2014 - Brazilian dance party
IFDS Disabled Sailing Worlds Day 5 - USA fighting for Rio 2016 Berths
J/111 World Championship 2014 - Day 4: Shmokin Joe consolidates lead
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi on top - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 2
2014 IFDS World Championships - Breezy frustrations
2014 Detroit Cup - Down to the final four
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Every finisher's a winner
2014 49er, 49er FX, Nacra 17 U.S. National Championship - Day 2
J/24 US National Championship - Will Welles leaps into lead
J/111 World Championships - Day 3
Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 – Day 2
Light wind and a freak storm at Youth Olympic Sailing Competition
31st Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Declared 'best ever'   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Aussies on fire   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Saturday’s racing images by Tim Wilkes   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Day 5 images by Jude Robertson   
2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Champ - Day 3 images by Joy Dunigan   
Holt’s 25-year dream comes true with 505 Worlds Victor   
Emirates Team NZ: Collision puts an end to bid for a better day at ESS   
Extreme Sailing Series: Ben Ainslie Racing - mixed results on Day 2   
America's Cup: New brand and image partnership announced with SME   
Extreme Sailing: Tough and testing day on Cardiff Bay - Day 2 + Video   
2014 49er, 49er FX, Nacra 17 U.S. National Championship - Day 1   
2014 J/111 World Championship - Bigger breeze arrives on day 2!   
2014 Detroit Cup - Quarter-finalists determined   
2014 AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Best Amatuer final ever!   
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Last day images by Andrea Francolini   
2014 Newport Bucket Regatta - Day 1 images by Ingrid Abery   
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi in top three - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 1   
Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship - Tricky conditions on day 2   
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: MC38s Images by Crosbie Lorimer   
2014 IFDS World Championship - Friday's racing images by Tim Wilkes   


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 US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT