RS:X Windsurfing confirmed in the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics

November 17, 2013 | Windsurfing
RS:X Windsurfing: confirmed in Tokyo 2020

The Men's and Women's RS:X windsurfing competitions have been confirmed in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Over 500 delegates from more than 60 nations gathered in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman for the 2013 ISAF Annual Conference, in which the ISAF Council made the final decisions that will affect the sailing classes in the next decade.

The Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing competition format and qualification was approved by ISAF Council with final details to be confirmed in 2014.

The Men's and Women's RS:X shall have a qualification series of 12 races with three races per day and one final race with the top ten sailors competing, just like in the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17.

However, the number of races per day may be reviewed by the ISAF Technical Delegates, the Olympic Management team and the RS:X Class following the 2014 and 2015 Olympic test events.

The ISAF Council also voted that all ten Rio 2016 Olympic events and equipment shall be included in the 2020 Olympic Sailing competition. This means that the RS:X windsurfing class will be an Olympic spot, at least, until 2024.