Tijd om een foil setje te halen en te gaan trainen want kitesurfen lijkt nu echt op de Olympische Spelen te komen. In 2024 tijdens de Spelen in Parijs voor de eerste keer (al zal het zeilen en kitesurfen in Marseille zijn).
En de Nederlanders die mee willen gaan doen mogen wel snel beginnen met trainen, hier in Nederland is het foil kiten nog maar net begonnen. Elders in de wereld is dit al 1 van de grootste disciplines.
Yesterday, Sunday 4 November 2018, the Annual General Meeting of World Sailing confirmed the final line-up of events for the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition.
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is made up of delegates from member national authorities (MNA), with each MNA entitled to one vote. Although a decision was made in May 2018, World Sailing’s Regulations allow both the Events and Equipment to be amended at the 2018 Annual Conference by World Sailing’s Council before ratification at the AGM.
The AGM was invited to debate and vote on a proposal from the World Sailing Council meeting of 1 November 2018 to include a new Mixed Keelboat Offshore event. This proposal was approved by the AGM who confirmed the final 2024 Olympic events/equipment line-up as follows:
Board concept: Foiling
Weight range men: 65-85kg
Weight range women: 50-70kg
Kite size for Men: 7-21 m2.
Kite size for Women: 7-21 m2.
Kite system: RAM-Air (foil-kite)
Number of permitted kites per event: 4 high performance, high aspect ratio kites
Number of permitted hydrofoil systems per event: 1 high performance, high aspect ratio hydrofoil system
Same hydrofoil system, board and kites scheme for men and women.
Suitable wind range for competition: 5-40 knots