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Kiteboarding Officially Confirmed for the 2024 Olympic Games

At last! World Sailing AGM officialy confirms Kiteboarding for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

On the Sunday 4 November 2018, the Annual General Meeting of World Sailing confirmed the final line-up of events for the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition.

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is made up of delegates from member national authorities (MNA), with each MNA entitled to one vote. Although a decision was made in May 2018, World Sailing’s Regulations allow both the Events and Equipment to be amended at the 2018 Annual Conference by World Sailing’s Council before ratification at the AGM.

The AGM was invited to debate and vote on a proposal from the World Sailing Council meeting of 1 November 2018 to include a new Mixed Keelboat Offshore event. This proposal was approved by the AGM who confirmed the final 2024 Olympic events/equipment line-up as follows:

Men’s Windsurfer – RS:X
Women’s Windsurfer – RS:X
Mixed Kite – equipment evaluation (new event)
Men’s One Person Dinghy-Laser
Women’s One Person Dinghy-Laser Radial
Mixed Two Person Keelboat Offshore – equipment evaluation (new event)
Mixed Two Person Dinghy – equipment evaluation (new event – 470)
Men’s Skiff – 49er
Women’s Skiff – 49erFX
Mixed Multihull – Nacra 17
*RS:X and Laser/Radial are subject to anti-monopoly review

Equipment Criteria for Mixed Kiteboarding:

Board concept: Foiling
Weight range men: 65-85kg
Weight range women: 50-70kg
Kite size for Men: 7-21 m2.
Kite size for Women: 7-21 m2.
Kite system: RAM-Air (foil-kite)
Number of permitted kites per event: 4 high performance, high aspect ratio kites
Number of permitted hydrofoil systems per event: 1 high performance, high aspect ratio hydrofoil system
Same hydrofoil system, board and kites scheme for men and women.

“The International Kiteboarding Association is very excited to see kiteboarding included in the 2024 Olympic Games after we made our debut in the Youth Olympics in Argentina earlier this year,” said Mirco Babini, President of the International Kiteboarding Association.

“We want to thank everyone in the various committees, council and AGM, as well as the world wide kiteboarding community for their support and, are looking forward to showcasing this exciting discipline of sailing in the Olympic Games,” he concluded.