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by longwhitecloud
Sun May 20, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kitefoiling at the 2024 Olympic games
Replies: 54
Views: 24389

Re: Kitefoiling at the 2024 Olympic games

Nothing wrong with a bit of danger, it's risk managing it with the correct/adequate experience and without conflicts of interests that is most important. I believe it is highly unsafe to have a sailing organisation / sailing clubs managing the wide range of kiting safety considerations that have abs...
by longwhitecloud
Fri May 18, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kitefoiling at the 2024 Olympic games
Replies: 54
Views: 24389

Re: Kitefoiling at the 2024 Olympic games

Safety should be taken seriously nothing 'low' about that, especially youth. You cannot have sailing clubs looking after safety, many are not even safe locations for lauching and landing. When it comes to other disciplines it is just an absolute joke. World sailing made no friends when it claimed to...
by longwhitecloud
Thu May 17, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kitefoiling at the 2024 Olympic games
Replies: 54
Views: 24389

Re: Kitefoiling at the 2024 Olympic games

Makes no sense, the ac sail they call a wing you talk about does not create lift. World sailing created banned events and made legal threats.. world sailing is an absolute parasite feeding off kiteboarding. You didnt declare if you have a conflict of interest or not in this debate, others have quest...
by longwhitecloud
Thu May 17, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kitefoiling at the 2024 Olympic games
Replies: 54
Views: 24389

Re: Kitefoiling at the 2024 Olympic games

I would say action sports/extreme sports whatever you call them tend to have the biggest push against becoming olympic by their participants. They get in a position where they don't necessarily want to be olympic because they know all the crap that goes with it. When skateboarding was announced an o...
by longwhitecloud
Thu May 17, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational
Replies: 4
Views: 2997

Re: Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational

that double cork off the kicker
by longwhitecloud
Wed May 16, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kitefoiling at the 2024 Olympic games
Replies: 54
Views: 24389

Re: Kitefoiling at the 2024 Olympic games

i was out kiting in the Hauraki Gulf and saw the Americas cup boat using a kite with my own eyes while kiting, the NZ Herald ran an article too. Oracles base was NZ. I have many friends that worked for AC. Americas cup is a special event sanctioned by World Sailing. They sanctioned that a kite is no...
by longwhitecloud
Wed May 16, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kitefoiling at the 2024 Olympic games
Replies: 54
Views: 24389

Re: Kitefoiling at the 2024 Olympic games

In 2010 an Americas Cup boat was flying a kite at the top of its mast in the Hauraki Gulf, NZ The Americas cup rules state that an AC boat must be "a yacht or vessel propelled by sails only" Since a kite was not a sail, the use of a kite was not permitted by World Sailing. Much the same as when the ...
by longwhitecloud
Wed May 16, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kitefoiling at the 2024 Olympic games
Replies: 54
Views: 24389

Re: Kitefoiling at the 2024 Olympic games

yeah everyone has different views World Sailing is allocated 10 medals by the IOC. In the previous Olympics, sailing was the 7th least viewed sport. Someone in World Sailing saw kite racing as a way to boost sailings popularity. However, as world sailing wants to hang onto their other classes they a...
by longwhitecloud
Wed May 16, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kitefoiling at the 2024 Olympic games
Replies: 54
Views: 24389

Re: Kitefoiling at the 2024 Olympic games

The world will continue to spin, we will all continue to kite regardless of the olympic games. You enjoy your racing. Most dont prioritize the olympics like you do - World Sailing claiming it is the world authority of all kiteboarding on water produces huge conflicts of interest. Their loyalty is to...
by longwhitecloud
Tue May 15, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Kiteracer
Topic: Kiteboarding is officially sailing, gets its own medal for Paris 2024
Replies: 28
Views: 7436

Re: Kiteboarding is officially sailing, gets its own medal for Paris 2024

Kiteboarding is not in the olympics.. there is no medal, same fake news last time around. The petition states that kiting should represent itself as its own sport that is why i signed. $ involved so yeah all sorts of motives too... eg kiting taking away sailing funding would for sure be a big issue ...

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