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17th May 2011 03:38 PM
Unregistered Yes attempts but nothing accepted for Yardstick or Olympic racing and they were pretty ineffectual anyhow.
Go to any Dinghy presentation award anywhere in country and winners will all me weight challenged !!!

505 has an optimum crew weight of 23 stone . I`m 17 stone on my own !!! Dinghy world as it stands will never attract heavier sailors and no real attempts have been made to address the problem !!
17th May 2011 06:17 AM
Unregistered well said nakaniko
16th May 2011 06:19 PM
nakaniko My english is not so good, but it seems to me like I was telling everyone that I've made my final decision: I wanna marry my girlfriend and/or another girl...
16th May 2011 04:47 PM
Remi Hi All

ISAF make a decision and is Rsx again in 2016 or/and Kite.

All the best
16th May 2011 01:57 PM
Unregistered There have been several attempts to equalise sailor weight in the boat world. The Laser 5000, Laser 4000, and the 49er all had weight equalisation. I think the EPS, Boss, ISO and Buzz also had weight equalisation.

If you hadn't heard of those classes (apart from the 49er which has given up on weight equalisation) it's partly because the weight equalisation concept has major issues. Other classes try other forms of weight equalisation but apart from simply imposing limits, only a couple have been successful.

Only one class of windsurfer has made a major attempt to get over weight issues and while that is a great class, some people feel the equalisation itself also creates some problems. It's not a simple choice.
15th May 2011 11:47 PM
Unregistered The whole sailing thing in Olympics (if not the whole Dinghy world) is flawed. Loads of rules regs about boat sizes;sail sizes; strict enforcement of design rules but not a single attempt to standardise /equalise sailor weights. How can two sailors of vast different weights hope to compete equally ???? Its a farce !

At least we`ve now reached a place in real world WS where sailors of vast different weights can sail together on more or less equal terms .
13th May 2011 12:08 PM
Unregistered The Olympics is a crimnal terrible waste of money, costing the host $20 billion and getting back $10 bill.
Send it back to Greece wehre it belongs and then we can have the Wind & Kite medals in Karpathos with
35 knot offshore winds.
13th May 2011 08:35 AM
Philip This WS v KS thing is parasitic. Both relatively new sports and compared with many sailing classes minimalist in relation to equipment intensity and affordability. If KS is to get a Olympic berth (and it should) this ought to be on the basis of the whole mix of classes rather than an 'either or' WS.
13th May 2011 02:42 AM
Unregistered Olympic windsurfing has nothing to do with sport 99% of us are involved with. It will make no difference at all to the sport. Dont see F1 or MotoGP in Olympics. Let kiters go ! They`re welcome to it.
11th May 2011 09:54 PM
nakaniko Right, I forgot that Olympic Games require sports that can be done almost everywhere and everytime, this is the reason they didn't choose formula for windsurf, they told me.
So it will be really surprising if they will admit a sport that if a place has always wind lower than 8 knots the result will be an absolute no contest.
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