Changing the Kite Racing Landscape:
When kiteboarding was approved in 2012 for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, it was with concern the class had not fully progressed, and the limitations imposed would stifle further development. How true that was, as was discovered after windsurfing was reinstated for the Rio Games later that year.
Foils had not yet come along, but they soon did, and now the elite level of kite course racing are on boards with hydrofoils. And innovation continues to occur, which is great for discovering what is possible, but can also limit participation at the top level. Only so many people can tinker and continuously invest in equipment.
An entry level was needed, a void now filled by the CR:X, w…
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Nominations Open for Sailing Industry Distinguished Service Award:
Nominations are open for the 2017 Sailing Industry Distinguished Service Award, which is designed to recognize members of the sailing industry for their high standards of excellence, service, and commitment. It honors a recipient who has distinguished him or herself through continued and unselfish service to the overall advancement of the sailing industry. Details.
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