RS:X Windsurfing: still battling for gold in Rio 2016

The Venezuelan Sailing Federation has expressed its disagreement with the vote and decision made by Teresa Lara, their representative in the ISAF, so that kiteboarding makes it to the 2016 Olympic Games, instead of windsurfing.

The official statement criticizes Lara for changing the overall position made by the Venezuelan Sailing Federation. "The Venezuelan government has invested time and money in preparing the class and as a result, our athlete Daniel Flores has classified for London 2012".

After Spain and Israel, Venezuela promises to add another fire to controversial decision to drop RS:X windsurfing class from Rio de Janeiro. The official equipment supplier Neil Pryde has also stepped in to criticize the entire film.

"ISAF is represented by all member countries and most come from the yacht brigade. What they have done is to safeguard their narrow interests and sacrificed windsurfing. What they don't realize is the whole sport of sailing is in danger of being kicked out of the Olympics", said the founder of the wind sports brand.

"From a business perspective it doesn't impact me as I will continue to provide the sailing equipment. But from a personal point of view, I think it is a terrible decision for the sport of sailing as a whole. It's an absolute disgrace."

Whether you think of a kite as a wing or a sail, you want it to be lightweight, resistant, waterproof, but also stiff and flexible at the same time, so that they could respond to all flight requests.

+ Kiteboarding News

Are you on a week-long beach holiday? Have you bought bodyboard for your kid? Smart move. Get ready to introduce your offspring to the waves easily and safely. It is going to be fun.

+ Bodyboarding News

Brad Domke calls Cylinders his home. He's been riding it for more than a decade. But you've never seen him in board transfers like these.

+ Skimboarding News

Nico von Lerchenfeld has had the time of his life at Surf Snowdonia, in Wales. But he was not there to surf.

+ Wakeboarding News