tilmann wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:37 am
Who cares what the WSSRC needs ? The WSSRC (World Speed Sailing Record Council) is for sailing - not for kiting.
Few years ago, before SailRocket crashed the party, when kiters were the fastest wind powered nautical vessel, having the tick of the WSSRC was quite a big deal. And that was a legacy from the windsurf years, speed weeks, the canal of the Saintes Maries, the 1st>40, etc... It was a big thing and those seriously into that game did care quite a lot about WSSRC indeed.
But point is, Sylvain can claim to have that record, and you can't. Whether this is right or wrong is not the issue for now, those are the rules of the game.
On the other hand, maybe that was the starting point of kiteboarding getting phagocyted by the sailors, ...that and the golden promises of the Olympics...