As many of you know, the ISAF voted to remove wind surfing as an Olympic category in favor of kite boarding. The ISAF decision certainly seems a bit disturbing on the face of it – wind surfing has been a great sport, and has a lot less gear than kite boarding, not to mention it also seems a good bit safer. What do you think – should U.S. Sailing rethink it’s position?
U.S. Sailing recently sent out the following note in support:
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (May 23, 2012) – Every four years, difficult decisions are made about Olympic sailing events. The choices made always leave some part of the sailing community frustrated and feeling, at least on some level, disenfranchised. I say this as a former Soling sailor who was quite upset with decisions made in November 2000, and a long-time keelboat sailor who did not agree with the recent decisions to exclude keelboats from the Games entirely. I know, first hand, how it feels to have the part of the sport I care most about excluded.