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Say NO to Olympics without windsurfing...

Postby kitewindunite » Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:14 pm

I'm sick to my stomach that we had to kill windsurfing at the Olympics in order to get in. From what I can tell, I'm not the only one. How about we take the moral high ground and do something about it?

The IKA represents our interests at ISAF. Let's ask the IKA to decline those spots on the Olympic Sailing Programme as long as Windsurfing isn't reinstated. Can you imagine the message that would send? If ISAF and the IOC are so desperate to add youth and media appeal to the Olympic Regatta, let them find a solution.

What's the worst thing that can happen? We're kicked out of the Olympics, and so is Windsurfing. But we'll be able to hold our heads high. Doesn't that count for something? And who knows, freed from the constraints that ISAF places on our sports, we might team up with our other friends on the beach (surfers, freestylers, paddlers, etc.) and carve our own path into the Olympics!

Let's show what it means to be 'brothers.' Let's stand up for each other! Please add your name to this petition:

http://www.change.org/petitions/ika-say ... indsurfing

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Re: Say NO to Olympics without windsurfing...

Postby eree » Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:26 pm

I say yes to Olympics without the kiters!

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Re: Say NO to Olympics without windsurfing...

Postby Tiago1973 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:43 pm

lol

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Re: Say NO to Olympics without windsurfing...

Postby kitewindunite » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:20 pm

eree wrote:I say yes to Olympics without the kiters!
lol indeed!

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Re: Say NO to Olympics without windsurfing...

Postby TimS » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:29 pm

Wrong forum dude :bye: :rollgrin:

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Re: Say NO to Olympics without windsurfing...

Postby chipmunk » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:34 pm

:argue: :allbegood:

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Re: Say NO to Olympics without windsurfing...

Postby kitewindunite » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:45 pm

TimS wrote:Wrong forum dude :bye: :rollgrin:
What do you mean, 'wrong forum?' Where else am I going to find kiters willing to stand on principles?

:)

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Re: Say NO to Olympics without windsurfing...

Postby JGTR » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:05 pm

TimS wrote:Wrong forum dude :bye: :rollgrin:

Yep, you want the whingey whiner forum :rollgrin:

Considering kitesurfing is THE fastest emerging/growing sport of the 21st century why shouldn't it be included? No other sport has ever become so popular so quickly and its popularity is still growing. Windsurfing must surely be on the decline and in 4 years there will be even fewer windsurfers - there must be more kiters than windsurfers, not bad considering kiting has only been going 1/4 time windsurfing has.

Rather than direct your anger at kiters why not try to get another sport shelved, maybe something less boring........no hang on windsurfing is the most boring!

Even the most die hard windsurfers must admit that Olympic windsurfing is boring and bears little resemblance to the windsurfing that 99.9% of the rest of the world do!

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Re: Say NO to Olympics without windsurfing...

Postby kitewindunite » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:45 pm

JGTR wrote: Even the most die hard windsurfers must admit that Olympic windsurfing is boring and bears little resemblance to the windsurfing that 99.9% of the rest of the world do!
No offense dude, but you ought to check your facts a little: kiteboard racing bears little resemblance to the kitesurfing that 99.9% of the rest of the world does! And Olympic skeleton bears little resemblance to the luge that the rest of us duffers do ;-)

Anyway, I'm not saying that kite racing shouldn't be included, I'm saying that sacrificing windsurfing in the process is crap. And that we can make a stand in the name of 'brotherhood.' Now, I hope that this whole circus by ISAF hasn't blurred your vision to the point where you actually believe that windsurfers are the enemy...

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Re: Say NO to Olympics without windsurfing...

Postby Aummm » Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:24 am

TimS wrote:Wrong forum dude :bye: :rollgrin:
Exactly :thumb:
Just because, Windsurfing is Already Cancelled :claps: Even older guys switched to kiteboarding.
Tell it to Navin Sayre :!: I'm sure he could help you and than come back with the news :rollgrin:
Also "Top Windsurfers said to take up Kiteboarding for Rio 2016" as you see :lol:

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