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RS:X Class seeks Judicial Review against ISAF

Aug 7, 2012

Author: International RS:X Class Association

Since the ISAF Mid Year Meeting and the narrow vote to deselect windsurfing and the RS:X for the 2016 Olympic Regatta in Rio de Janeiro, the class has been working on many levels to get this decision reversed under the direction of its crisis management group within the Executive Committee.

The opinion of our legal team is that the decision was perverse and unfair and so accordingly we have issued a claim for Judicial Review [dated August 1st 2012] in the High Court in London which had to be lodged within 3 months of the date of the decision on May 5th.

28,385 people from around the world have signed the on-line petition against the ISAF decision. 18,812 have joined the 'Appeal against kitesurfing in the Olympics' Facebook Group. 13,209 are following the 'Vote Windsurfing' Facebook page. The tone of the discussions in these forums has been one of disbelief that two colorful, dynamic, media friendly global events could be so easily discarded.

Disbelief that such a strong pipeline of Youth and Junior windsurfing classes could be discarded in favour of a discipline with no such pipeline.

Disbelief that a class, the RS:X, which is second only to the single handed men's and women's Laser Class in terms of size, diversity and global reach could be discarded.

Disbelief that a class that has such a high level of women's participation in terms of numbers and quality of competition could be so lightly ignored in favour of an event where only 12 women from 10 countries took part in the last kite course racing world championships.

The RS:X equipment by Neil Pryde Windsurfing was selected in 2004 by ISAF after an open evaluation and was the supplied equipment for the men and women 'boards' events in the 2008 Olympic Games and is now being raced in the ongoing 2012 Olympic Regatta. 

For more information:

iPad Lobby document here: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/this-is-windsurfing/id533430355?mt=11

MS Word Lobby document here: http://www.rsxclass.com/download/ThisIsWindsurfing.doc.zip

Vote Windsurfing Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/votewindsurfing

Petition - Keep Windsurfing as Olympic Discipline: http://www.change.org/petitions/isaf-keep-windsurfing-as-olympic-discipline

RS:X Website: http://www.rsxclass.com







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