As You Were for Kiteboards at Rio Olympics

As You Were for Kiteboards at Rio Olympics - The proposals to re-open the debate did not receive the required 75% of votes from the ISAF Council on Friday. The Events and Equipment confirmed as May 2012 i.e. RS:X is out and Kiteboarding is in for Rio 2016. The situation was: The Olympic events and equipment are defined in Regulation 23.1.4 and it is also defined that Council can only make changes to this Regulation and the timeframes detailed in Regulation 23.1.3 if at least 75% of votes cast are in favour of a motion to do so. The 75% was not reached and the Events and Equipment position confirmed by the ISAF Council in May 2012 will stand.

The Council then went on to debate core events - events declared as core events will be for the 2016 and 2020 Games - they have approved the core events and equipment for the 2020 Olympics, note that the Finn and 470 failed to be choosen, the selection was:

Men's One Person Dinghy - Laser
Women's One Person Dinghy - Laser Radial
Men's Skiff - 49er
Women's Skiff - 49erFX

And that was it for the day in Ireland. Saturday it's the Council again in the morning and then the General Assembly and the election of a new President. I have heard that the General Assembly could also overturn the kitebording choice if it was raised and voted on but cannot locate the regulation for that. We shall just have to wait and see . . .