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Old 5th May 2008, 08:59 AM   #18
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I agree with SteveC on this one. I respect the athleticism of RSX sailors but I think the extreme pumping required discourages some of the most talented sailors from choosing to campaign in the windsurfing class as opposed to the other sailing classes. Also, it sort of alienates and differentiates the Olympic windsurfing class from "normal" windsurfing competition. There's a definite divide between Olympic style windsurfing and other high levels of windsurfing competition. FOD could narrow that divide, to the benefit of both Olympic windsurfing and professional formula racing.

US women's olympic hopeful Farrah Hall recently weighed in on the FOD issue on her website:

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