Paris 2024 Endorsing foiling windsurfer

Paris 2024 Endorsing foiling windsurfer

Windsurfing has continuously been an event in the Olympic Sailing Program since Los Angeles 1984, but changes in equipment has seen the use of the Windglider, Division ll, Lechner, Mistral, and RS:X, with the later introduced for the Beijing 2008.

The RS:X will again be the equipment for the Men’s and Women’s Windsurfing event for Tokyo 2020, but a recommendation from the Paris 2024 Windsurfer Evaluation Working Party is calling for change again.

It was the decision at the World Sailing Mid-Year Meeting in May 2019 to review alternatives to the RS:X for Paris 2024, which led to the gathering of 20 internationally renowned windsurfers to participate in the sea trials of five options, held September 29-October 3, on Lake Garda, Italy.

Following comprehensive on-water testing and evaluation against the approved criteria, the Working Party answered the “to foil or not to foil” debate by recommending the selection of the Starboard iFoil as the equipment for the windsurfer events in 2024.


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