"This is something we have been working towards steadily" said Rory Ramsden, COO of the RS:X Class Association " All the work we have invested in our online media project is beginning to pay dividends. Our aim is to move into the next quadrennial with a 4 year prize money deal covering the RS:X World Championships and possibly the RS:X European Championships too"
Prize money will certainly spice up medal day by increasing the pressure and the drama for everyone.
This is the first time that such a large cash prize has been put up for grabs by the Olympic Windsurfing Class. It's great news for the sailors