The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has decided to add ten kiteboarding events for the 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition. The confirmation was held in 2011 at the ISAF Mid-Year Meeting in St Petersburg, Russia.
Göran Petersson, the ISAF President, advocated for kiteboarding for more than three hours before the ten events were decided. More than 50 Submissions were received for consideration and we can be pleased to anounce that 10 of them were selected. All events are within racing, so we can forget freestyle and old school this time.
The ten events selected by the ISAF Council for the 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition are:
Men’s Board and/or Kiteboard – evaluation
Women’s Board and/or Kiteboard – evaluation
Men’s One Person Dinghy – Laser
Women’s One Person Dinghy – Laser Radial
Men’s 2nd One Person Dinghy – Finn
Men’s Skiff – 49er
Women’s Skiff – Evaluation
Men’s Two Person Dinghy – 470
Women’s Two Person Dinghy – 470
Mixed Two Person Multihull – Evaluation
Some people are already training for the Olympics 2016, such as Annabel van Westerop as seen here in this video: