Weymouth Olympics and Beyond – an NZ View…

I must say I am beginning to wonder if Olympic Sailing is losing its way.  I sort of understand where they are going in 2016 and some of it is laudable. But basically now the Finn is the only real ‘athlete’ class left in the Games and I find that very odd, let alone the absence of a keelboat of any kind.  As Howard points out, almost every other sport has weight categories for competitors – so why not have that in sailing? With the exception of the Finn, everything else is for fly-weights. Not very impressive….. And have you seen there is talk of including kite-surfing. For pity’s sake…..  Why not conjouring and juggling as well??

This is a very thoughtful piece on where Olympic Sailing is going…

http://davidlackey.blogspot.com/2009/11/looking-beyond-weymouth.html

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