2024 Olympic Sea Trials recommendation.

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Re: 2024 Olympic Sea Trials recommendation.

Post by maker » Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:54 pm

This should be more watchable than RSX was, but is it relevant to non-racers? I can see how improvements to wave board, fins and sails filters down to everyday wave sailors, but Olympic racing seems so far removed to be irrelevant?

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Re: 2024 Olympic Sea Trials recommendation.

Post by deckchair » Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:03 am

Much Much more watchable than the RSX . We would all like the Olympics to be held at a perfect wave spot with perfect conditions but that is never going to happen .What we need is dynamic close racing that can manage lighter winds to medium winds at a flat location. This will capture the general public imagination and so get people to try the sport . We all know how good our sport is ,but we all do it!!! .Its about getting the message out and what better than the foil racing as we have seen on the PWA this year.

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Re: 2024 Olympic Sea Trials recommendation.

Post by Richarli » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:21 am

We were all sat on the beach bitching about no wind yesterday in Lanza. The anemometer was reading 6 knots gusting 10.
A Danish pro turned up with specialist foiling gear and just flew everywhere.
If you want to sell windsurfing to the masses that's what you have to do.

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Re: 2024 Olympic Sea Trials recommendation.

Post by Smidge » Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:44 pm

On choice of one sail, I think I understand how this makes sense based on anecdotes from observing youth techno sailing.

Last sunday my daughters friend who is a small 15 yr old girl, probably weighing 50kgs or less, was zooming around happily on her twin cam 7.8 in winds gusting to 30 knots. They downhaul and outhaul them (adjustable on the fly for both) like you cant even start to imagine (especially the downhaul), and then their transition technique is 100% perfect such that the sail is never getting the better of them for a millisecond. Its kind of staggering. She could have taken her 6.8, but prefers the 7.8 in all conditions on her race board.

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Re: 2024 Olympic Sea Trials recommendation.

Post by ronnie » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:10 am

Starboard video of the iFoil which seems to be quite likely to be the Olympic foil package.


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Re: 2024 Olympic Sea Trials recommendation.

Post by maker » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:48 am

£8k😩

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Re: 2024 Olympic Sea Trials recommendation.

Post by maker » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:49 am

£8k😩

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Re: 2024 Olympic Sea Trials recommendation.

Post by deckchair » Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:43 am

yes please get the foils into the Olympics. If this does happen Does this mean that finally the RYA may actually be inline with the sport, its supposed to support and fund. :lol:

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Re: 2024 Olympic Sea Trials recommendation.

Post by deckchair » Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:53 am

has this moved a step closer?

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Re: 2024 Olympic Sea Trials recommendation.

Post by ronnie » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:30 am

deckchair wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:53 am
has this moved a step closer?
Yes.

https://www.sailing.org/news/89485.php#.Xb_9YEx2vIU





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