- 02 February 2011 | Kiteboarding
The race for a 2016 Olympic Games' ticket is fired up. Surfers, kitesurfers and windsurfers are lobbying hard to make history for their sports. Will they make it to Rio de Janeiro? The question is raised every week, from various sources.
SurferToday.com is getting many emails with stories and pressures from all over the world. Of course, everybody wants to be part of the 2016 Olympic Games. Hopefully, one day there will be room for all.
This time, our friends at Waterhound.com have published an article saying that the Kiteboard Class prelude exhibition race didn't go well. It all happened in the Miami Olympic Class Regatta. After the RS:X windsurf races, it was kiteboarders time to shine.
"With winds in the 6 mph range some kiteboards were able to get out and sail in an amazing display of just how far the Kiteboarding race gear has evolved over the last few years. However, with lulls dropping to near 2mph, and sometimes less, it just simply wasn’t going to happen", tells Waterhound.com.
With non-cooperative winds, competing kiteboarders were deeply frustrated. So, the author of the article says it's bad fortune for the Kiteboard Class and even for the RS:X Class, defending that the Star and/or Tornado are well positioned in the race for the last sports ticket to be given away for Rio de Janeiro.
The end is nigh, but nothing is decided yet. One thing is certain, one's happiness should not be other's angst. Surfers and sailors must keep united. Because, as Ben Okri once wrote, "our future is greater than our past".