World Sailing concludes Paris 2024 windsurf sea trials

October 4, 2019 | Windsurfing
Paris 2024: the windsurf sea trials got underway at Lake Garda | Photo: Renedo/World Sailing

World Sailing has concluded the Paris 2024 windsurf sea trials, at Lake Garda, in Italy.

The evaluation working party created by the governing body for the sport of sailing observed and tested the performances of five windsurfing classes and equipment.

They were Formula Foil, Glide, iFoil, RS:X, and Windfoil 1.

Ten female and ten male windsurfers tested different boards and sails in a broad range of conditions, i.e., between five and 25 knots of wind.

The trials took place at Circolo Surf Torbole, and the feedback from the experiences was then shared with ten World Sailing representatives.

A Decision in November

The Paris 2024 Windsurfer Evaluation Working Party also received additional information from the manufacturers regarding equipment cost, gear availability and quality, and suitability to multiple competitive formats.

An evaluation panel will now issue a report and make a recommendation on the best option for Paris 2024.

After analyzing the suggestion, World Sailing's Equipment Committee will review the data and then make a final proposal, which will be voted by the Council in November.

Windsurfing is an Olympic sport since 1984.