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J P Tobin - profiled in NZ Herald

P Tobin started boardsailing as a 7-year-old and his dream is an Olympic podium finish - hopefully in London in 2012. JP Tobin wants to retain his national title in Manly next month and prepare for the worlds in August. Veteran boardsailor JP Tobin has had more than his fair share of disappointment in his sporting career. Despite twice being ranked No 1 in the world, Tobin's Olympic dream remains unfulfilled after twice watching four years of hard work go down the gurgler as he failed to meet the qualifying standard for the Games.

Videos

2012 Olympics - Techno to RS:X




Techno 293 Promo

RS:X promotional and other videos

J P Tobin and friends


Nick Demspey blasting

Promotional video for RS:X Class

Kiteboarding and kiteboard racing proposal for the 2016 Olympics

As a follow up to the recent meeting with Yachting NZ I pointed out that given the importance of SPARC funding which is based on competitive results, and with the way the Olympics were moving (introduction of snowboarding, mountain biking and BMX etc.) that windsurfing variants such as freestyle and slalom could become very attractive because of their spectator appeal, and that this alone should be a factor in giving windsurfing more focus in the development area. So not surprisingly kiteboarding has now put itself forward as a possible new olympic sport, and why not? This from IKO recently:

Windsurfing Open Day

Thu 3 Dec 2009
Takapuna


Meet the Legends

Olympic Gold Medallists Barbara Kendall, Tom Ashley and Bruce Kendall
PWA World Champion Scott Fenton

Watch them race and join them on the water!
Find out about our Junior Learn-toWindsurf programme
Become involved in this International Class of Yachting

Come and join the fun!
... and the sausages will be on the BBQ!

Thursday 3rd Decdember 4pm to 7pm
Takapuna Boating Club, Takapuna


RS:X - the Olympic class

The RS:X came about as a result of a successful bid by NeilPryde WIndsurfing to supply one design windsurfing equipment for the 2008 Olympic Games in China. The RS:X was designed in 2004 and went into production in 2005.

Windsurfing options - there are more than you think!

  • Techno 293 - the 'junior' Olympic class, the ideal entry for young sailors. The skills learned here will set kids up for any kind of windsurfing, and of course there's always the possibility of yet another Olympic medal
  • RS:X Olympic - the current Olympic class board on which Tom Ashley won the Beijing Olympic Gold in 2008

The First Youth Olympic Games

YNZ is seeking expressions of interest from sailors who are interested in competing at this event.The first Youth Olympic Games will be hosted by Singapore from 14-24 August, 2010 and will feature all the sports on the programme for the 2012 Olympic Games, but with a more limited number of disciplines and events.

The Youth Olympic Games will gather approximately 3,200 athletes and 800 officials. The sailing competition will feature 100 young sailors aged between 15-16 years in four sailing events: one person dinghy men; one person dinghy women; windsurfing men; and windsurfing women.

The First Youth Olympic Games - expressions of interest (Techno 293)

YNZ is seeking expressions of interest from sailors who are interested in competing at this event.The first Youth Olympic Games will be hosted by Singapore from 14-24 August, 2010 and will feature all the sports on the programme for the 2012 Olympic Games, but with a more limited number of disciplines and events.

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