Kiteboarding gets first-alternate status for Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics

November 17, 2013 | Kiteboarding
Formula Kiteboard: ready for the ISAF Class stamp

The Kiteboarding sailing class will be the first-alternate for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has announced that the if additional medals shall be sought from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for Tokyo 2020 and if additional medals are allocated, kiteboarding events will be selected first.

The decision was made at the 2013 ISAF Annual Conference, in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, where the ISAF Council made the final decisions that will affect the sport in the next years.

Also, kiteboarding will be included in the ISAF Worlds and ISAF Sailing World Cup where practical and within the constraints of current contracts, resources and venues.

Finally, the ISAF Council decided that the Class status will be awarded to the Formula Kiteboard, Twin Tip Kiteboard, 49erFX, Nacra 17, and J70 subject to them signing the ISAF Class agreement and satisfactory building specification.

Meanwhile, the Men's and Women's RS:X windsurfing classes have been confirmed in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing competition.