The minimum for Formula or Slalom racing is 7 knots, and for the Olympics, 6 knots. Those are not the minimum winds you could race in. In the Olympics, its also a non-planing event, you will often see the competitors pumping the sail to propel the board around the course. You can windsurf in zero wind by pumping the sail.FredBGG wrote:Yup, but boards can be upto 1m wide.ronnie wrote:Are smaller riders not at a disadvantage in most races?
In windsurfing, almost all the successful racers are big. They used a 2 board 4 sail limit on gear, which had to be declared in advance of the event.
Also what are the wind speed ranges of windsurfing races?
Kites can handle much lower winds so kiteracing should go to lower wind ranges.
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