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    Windsurfing out again - Olympics, usual corrupt bullshit.


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    Interesting that they are proposing a vote on something undefined.
    If they can't even say what they are proposing, how can they expect a rational comparison with other alternatives?

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    Quote Originally Posted by boards_ronnie View Post
    Interesting that they are proposing a vote on something undefined.
    If they can't even say what they are proposing, how can they expect a rational comparison with other alternatives?
    Awfully reminiscent of Cameron's referendum...

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    From what I can gather this is a Neil Pryde inspired attempt to push kitefoiling on a 'One Design' kite built by guess who and all the chatter is that's it's pretty much a done deal. Kites presumably carry more profit for less effort than boards rigs and sails. Then again if they remain unchallenged then its heads they win tails they win, the sailors themselves don't actually lose out because all that happens is the coaches and competitors just switch from wind to kite surfing, it's just the entry to the grass roots that become more in accessible and third world countries of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graemef View Post
    From what I can gather this is a Neil Pryde inspired attempt to push kitefoiling on a 'One Design' kite built by guess who and all the chatter is that's it's pretty much a done deal. Kites presumably carry more profit for less effort than boards rigs and sails. Then again if they remain unchallenged then its heads they win tails they win, the sailors themselves don't actually lose out because all that happens is the coaches and competitors just switch from wind to kite surfing, it's just the entry to the grass roots that become more in accessible and third world countries of course.
    This is the Neil Pryde one class foil/twintip kite racing - first ever Major Championship, run last month, with 18 registered entries.

    https://www.crxclass.com/north-ameri...rida-nov-2017/



    The results - it seems that only 12 competed?
    https://www.regattatoolbox.com/resul...tID=KNNBogkrR2
    Last edited by boards_ronnie; 12th December 2017 at 01:24 PM.

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    My guess is that Olympic Kiting will be as irrelevant to the vast majority of kiters as Olympic windsurfing is to most windsurfers. Windsurfing needs to walk away from the RYA who view it as nothing more than a standing up version of dinghy sailing.

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