"In respect of the selection of the
windsurfing equipment, over the past 18
months, ISAF has held a series of
evaluation trials to identify the
equipment for the 2008 Olympic Games,
which will also revitalize windsurfing.
The ISAF Evaluation Team has already
presented their equipment recommendation
to the ISAF Council, along with a proposed
new competition format to include fleet
racing and slalom. The equipment proposed
is the Neil Pryde RS-X, using:
- 2 sails, with maximum areas of 9.5m and
8.5m (men) and 8.5m and 8.0m (women),
- 2 fins, one maximum depth 65cm and the
other shorter for slalom racing.
Two sail areas have been specified to
allow for slalom racing and for racing
from 5-30 knots.
Yesterday (6th of November), the
Evaluation Team’s recommendation
received the unanimous support of the ISAF
7th November '04