Here is an excerpt of an article recently published in a New Zealand magazine:
Yachting New Zealand boardsailing coach Dave Robertson has declared kitesurfing ready for Rio, insisting criticisms of the fledgling Olympic class are ignorant talk.
Robertson has returned after New Zealand's first official dabble into the new Olympic sport, at the kiteracing world championships in Italy.
He was one of five Kiwis competing, finishing ninth in the 153-strong men's fleet in what was a highly useful reconnaissance mission. Justina Sellers was 10th in the women's fleet.