Skunked at Formula Kite Worlds:
Campione del Garda, Italy (May 3, 2019) – Dreams of capturing coveted Olympic medals when kitefoil racing makes its debut at the 2024 Games in Paris has prompted nations to invest heavily in kiteboarding programs to unearth and hone top athletes.
The dynamic of kiteboard racing on display at the 2019 Formula Kite World Championships being fought out on northern Italy’s Lago di Garda has altered dramatically since the sailing discipline won Olympics inclusion last year.
Now a number of countries with strong sailing backgrounds and big Olympic ambitions have fielded large national squads, often made up of extremely young athletes who will reach their peak by the time the mixed tea…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Skunked at Formula Kite Worlds, Editor
Reforming governance of World Sailing:
World Sailing’s Board of Directors has approved and published for consultation its Proposal for wholesale governance reform of World Sailing.
The Proposal has been prepared by World Sailing’s Governance Commission following over a year of consultation, feedback, and research with Member National Authorities (MNAs), Class Associations, Council, committee and commission members and the wider sailing community.
The key themes in the Proposal are:
• Simplifying and making decision-making more open, timely, and transparent.
• Reconstituting the Council as an Olympic Council.
• Cementing MNAs as the ultimate owners of World Sailing with…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Reforming governance of World Sailing, Editor