Over the last few days, we reviewed the evolution program for the RS:X equipment including City Centre Racing. We have looked at why the Olympic windsurfing format needs to change and we have looked at how the RS:X Racing format could change.Now lets look at why windsurfing should be selected as both men's and women's events for the 2016 Olympic Sailing Regatta in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
We all agree that one of sailing's strengths is it's diversity. We also know that it's smart to play to your strengths rather than try and compensate for weakenesses.
So it's logical to plan to demonstrate this diversity as much as possible within the Olympic sailing family. The more diverse the sailing on dispaly, the mofre we will be able to attract niche audiences and broaden our appeal.
Selecting windsurfing as events for both men and women in the 2016 Olympic Sailing Regatta will ensure that sailing is able to compete against other sports with youth appeal.
We bring a different audience. We attract the media and spectators.
We bring the least expensive, most high tech, tightly controlled one design equipment.
We bring the least expensive events in which to campaign. We bring an active support program for emerging nations and we bring progress…
We look both different and interesting. These are things that which can wake up an audience that hasn’t previously had an interest in Olympic sailing.
We are here to bring in a wider and broader audience and opportunity to all nations wherever they may be.
Windsurfing meets the IOC’s requirements for Olympic events and has done since 1984. We make the sport of sailing relevant to the young audience that ISAF needs to attract to boost the popularity of sailing worldwide
Select windsurfing for men and women for Rio 2016