Tokyo 2020 will feature 52 RS:X windsurfers

The qualification system for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic sailing competition has been announced.

The 2020 Summer Olympics will feature a total of 350 sailors competing in 250 boats and ten different Olympic sailing classes. They will all compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals.

The RS:X class will be represented by 52 athletes - 25 male windsurfers, and 27 female sailboarders. It is the second Olympic sailing class with the most number of participants in the competition.

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Karo van Tonder: the first female windsurfer to complete an 80-kilometer race

She is not just a pretty face. South African pro windsurfer Karo van Tonder is comfortable in all types of conditions.

Whether she's competing on a downwinder, a speed sailing event, or slalom race, Tonder always pushes herself to the limit.

In September 2017, the athlete from Langebaan became the first woman on the planet to complete an 80-kilometer race - the Défi Wind Mauritius.

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The curious connection between Dire Straits and windsurfing

Dire Straits were one of the most successful British bands of the 1980s. Between 1977 and 1995, they sold over 100 million records worldwide.

But what many didn't know was that two of their members - Alan Clark and Guy Fletcher - were avid windsurfing enthusiasts.

According to a 1990 TV news story by ITV, the duo started sailing when recording in the Caribbean. Whenever on tour, they always managed to find time to get out on the water.

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Johan De Goede has taken out the 2018 Digicape Tand Invitational. The legendary event got underway in pumping eight-to-ten-foot waves in Cape Town, South Africa.

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