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RS:X Olympic Class Windsurfing Worlds Online Scoring System First

Wherever you are in the world, you will now be able to follow the racing as it happens during the 2008 RS:X World Championship. The championship will be scored on-line and provide minute by minute updates on progress. This is a first for any Olympic Class.

This last qualification event for nations wishing to compete in the men’s and/or women’s windsurfing disciplines at the 2008 Olympic Regatta starts on January 10th in Takapuna, New Zealand.

This new on-line scoring system has been extensively tested over the last two years in Belgium. Start times, mark roundings and finishes will be posted to the internet with a minimal time delay giving you, the arm-chair spectator, the chance to follow races ‘Live’ as they are taking place.

View http://www.theresults.org/rsxworlds/registrations.jsp on your computer screen. Or, if you wish to receive the finishing positions of individual sailors on your mobile by text message. Go to http://www.theresults.org/rsxworlds/registrations.jsp Select the individual competitors in which you are interested; pay a fee of Euro 5 per racer and we will send you by SMS his or her finishing place after each race almost as soon as he or she crosses the finishing line.

Brief text reports will be sent to the web with the aid of Nokia mobile phones provided by Orb Communications one of the sponsors of the 2008 RS:X World Championship. These same Nokia phones will be used to send mark roundings to the web at http://www.theresults.org/rsxworlds/registrations.jsp which will automatically refresh itself every 10 seconds making the latest news available almost immediately.

Andrew Charlesworth, the Orb marketing manager said “This is an innovative use of modern technology to deliver ‘live’ news to spectators around the world. We are pleased to be able to support this new initiative. Orb Communications is again at the forefront of the drive to provide our customers with the best possible service”

Rory Ramsden, the COO of the RS:X Class said ” This is a ground breaking innovation that brings elite Olympic Class Windsurf Racing closer to the sailing public around the world. New technology has a big role to play in making sailing more attractive and available.”

International RS:X Class Association Rory Ramsden Mail: rory.ramsden@btopenworld.com
Takapuna Boating Club Denise Parris Tel: 021 026 76499
Mail: mediatakapuna@gmail.com
Yachting New Zealand Jodie Bakewell-White Tel : 0292 008 492
Mail : jodie@yachtingnz.org.nz

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