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Further retributions follow 2016 Olympic Events vote (

Gladwell's Line: Protests and revelations continue to roll on the back of the controversial decision by a 19-17 vote by the ISAF Council at the Mid-Year Meeting in early May, to select Kiteboarding as a 2016 Olympic event. The players, the sequence of events, the consequences ... (these are excerpts from a full analysis by Richard Gladwell on - the full article is worth reading.

Kiteboarding trials at Santander for 2016 Olympics

Kiteboarding will be playing a crucial card in Santander, between 21st-25th March 2012, when a series of trials will run at the Prince Felipe High Performance Centre.

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) will evaluate the possibility of having kiteboarding in the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

A specialist evaluation team from ISAF has been appointed to look at the format and event management implications, in order to improve the decisions about the inclusion of windsurfing/kiteboarding the in the Olympic sailing competition.

PWA & IFCA Registered Slalom Equipment 2012

Sail Auckland - ISAF / RS:X

Fri 3 Feb 2012 - Tue 7 Feb 2012

Sail Auckland is an ISAF Grade 1 Olympic and invited classes regatta to be held 3-7 February 2012 at the Royal Akarana Yacht Club, Auckland. Competing classes include RS:X, Laser, Laser Radial, Finn, 420, 470, 29er, 49er, Flying Fifteen, F18, Skud 18, Access Liberty, Access 303 and 2.4mR.

Participants may enter for this event online The registration cut off is January 28th- so get in quick to avoid disappointment- late entries will not be accepted this year!

RS:X Worlds: Off The Pace in The Offshore Breeze

Consistency is king and the Dutch Flyer is proving to be the King of Consistency. Dorian van Rijsselberghe [NED] set a blistering pace in the off shore winds on the Leighton race track to day leaving his rivals distinctly off the pace.

He has extended his lead as we come to the business end of the regatta. Posting a bullet in the first. A 4th in the second. And a 3rd in then 3rd. He was the only one to master the tricky 15 knot plus conditions.

RS:X World Champs Update - Tom and JP joust for dominance

JP Tobin has sneaked ahead of Tom Ashley with a btter day, 3 (24) 2 to Tom's (20) 10 4 - leaving JP at 7th and Tom in 9th. Kiwi RS:X sailors feature from about 10min in in this video update - worth the watch

RS:X World Champs Update - Tom slips and JP maintains in mixed day

Tom Ashley slipped one place to 5th after finishing 12 (discarded) today, while JP Tobin held 12 with a 6th and 10th (discarded). (correction on earlier notice, only 1 race was completed today)

Worlds Mens RS:X day 2 - Tom Ashley improves, JP Tobin slips

After 2 days Tom Ashley has improved to 4th (2 7 3 2) while JP Tobin has slipped to 12th ( 6 4 6 10). Results overall show a degree of consistency, although a couple of big names have had a least 1 poor race to drop them down the ladder, which may change dramatically when discards arrive. the separation between Tom and JP is not as dramatic as the Israelis, with MASHICH in first place and ZUBARI in 19th.

Worlds RS:X racing to be broken down into 3 fleets instead of 2

The Race Committee here at the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Perth Western Australia have made the decision to divide the RS:X men into 3 groups of about 30 racers in each. This unprecedented decision has been made despite class representations to ISAF asking that the fleet be divided in two as usual. The given reason is that the diameter of the centre course is a mere .90kms. It seems that the idea of rotating fleets into the centre course to give spectators a variety of sailing classes to watch has not been fully considered neither has the possibility of falling behind the schedule. When and not if this happens, 9 starts will be required on a windward leeward course in a maximum of 6 hours.

Men's RS:X sailors raise concerns about showcasing over fair competition at Perth Worlds

Petition against CENTRE Course: RS:X Men, Perth 2011 ISAF World Championships

Attention ISAF; the organising committee of the Perth 2011 World Championship; and all parties concerned:

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