Out just today! This article talks about the recent push to get Kiteboarding in the 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition. Getting the sport into the Olympics would really increase awareness to this growing sport, creating opportunities for companies like ours to introduce new enthusiasts to their first kiting lesson!
The format would include the following:
Course Racing: Standard windward/leeward courses with and without gates, and with the option for trapezoid course setup
Short Track: A short windward/leeward course with a reaching start, where sailors start in groups of which only the best advance into the next round. Americas Cop-Style racing
Slalom: A downwind slalom course with the focus on speed and equipment handling rather than on tactics. Similar to Snowboard/Skicross in the Olympic Games
Enduro: A combination of a short upwind course and a downwind slalom, with multiple laps and mandatory jumps