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ISAF Olympic Committee about to shoot itself in the foot over kiteboards and windsurfers?

Will ISAF get trapped by political concessions for 2016 ?
A lot has been written about the ISAFs Olympic Commissions report and the resulting Executive Committee submission in the last weeks. This opinion piece from echoes comments made to the same publication by Windsurfing NZ which so far have been unacknowledged.

Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta - RS:X windsurfing - J P Tobin finishes 6th and Tom Ashley 11th

The 2010 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta gold races are completed. Natalia Kosinska is best finisher for NZL Women in 24th place.

2010 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta - RS:X Medal Races remain –Tobin makes cut, Ashley just misses

The 2010 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta is now down to the final day with only the top ten of each fleet set to sail off in the medal races late tonight (NZT) in Weymouth England. Eight of New Zealand’s representatives have made the top ten and will hit the water tonight in a last ditch attempt to reach the podium.

2010 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta - Kiwi’s tackle tough conditions on day four

The transition from qualifying to the finals series at 2010 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta in Weymouth was heralded with shifty and tricky conditions on the Weymouth race track. From here the regatta moves into the penultimate day when, for those within reach, it is all about being in the top ten of the fleet to make the medal race on Saturday in England. After last night’s tough conditions nine of the NZL Sailing Team still currently have a spot in the top ten.

Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta: RS:X windsurfers improve positions, J P Tobin adds another 1st and Ashley now in top 10 as well.

Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta is now at the halfway point with three days of racing completed and three to go in Weymouth, England – the site of the next Olympic Sailing Regatta. A lovely sunny day in Weymouth with good consistent breeze provided sailors with opportunities to consolidate on their results after the turbulent conditions yesterday (Tuesday). There are some shake-ups in the overall standings as the first discard comes into effect.

Wild and Windy on day two at Sail for Gold - J P Tobin on fire in mens RS:X

A wild and windy day on the water tested the NZL Sailing Team competing at Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta in Weymouth, England. It was all about survival out on the race course today with gusts of up to 25 knots. Jon-Paul Tobin was on fire on day two repeating the form of the Star boys on day one, with two wins from two race sailed, taking him up into fourth place overall in the Men’s RS:X fleet. Tom Ashley is in 13th place after two 4ths.

2010 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta in Weymouth, England - NZ Olympic windsurfers are competing

It was all about the weather on day one. In last night’s team briefing Hamish Willcox stated that today would be a day to look out for anything and everything and he couldn’t have been more accurate. All classes reported unstable, shifty conditions on the water leading to a mixed set of results for most competitors on the water. With a frontal system approaching from the west overnight tomorrow may bring more of what this young team have been training in over the last fortnight.

Sail Auckland ISAF Grade 1 Olympic Classes Regatta

Wed 2 Feb 2011 - Sun 6 Feb 2011

For the first time the event will be hosted from the Takapuna Boating Club. Competing classes include RS:X, Laser, Laser Radial, Finn, 420, 470, 29er, 49er, Tornado & 2.4R.

Just hours before racing at Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF Worlds

In just a few hours New Zealand’s NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team sailors will be on the water for the start of competition racing at the 40th Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships. The regatta, on in Istanbul, Turkey has been declared open and the first races to count will get underway overnight tonight New Zealand time.

NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team countdown to Youth Worlds

Less than one week from now the 2010 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships will get underway in Istanbul, Turkey. The twelve sailors that make up the 2010 NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team are counting down to the prestigious regatta which attracts close to 350 sailors representing 63 nations from around the globe. Windsurfing is represented by Male RS:X – Oliver Gunman, Takapuna Boating Club (Age 17 years) and Female RS:X – Georgia Schofield, Takapuna Boating Club (Age 16 years)

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