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The Route to Tokyo

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Update

Recent developments within World Sailing have lead to a review of the previous Olympic Strategy for Kiteboarding.

After the Midyear Meeting 2016, World Sailing has re-opened the slate of events and equipment for the 2020 Olympic Games. Two key areas for this review have been named: Kiteboarding and Gender Equality.

A working party including the top riders currently develops a new strategy for format, courses, scoring and equipment.

The basic strategy for 2020 is racing on foiling kiteboards, in smaller groups of riders and a target time to the current medal races. Jumps are an option.

For the Youth Olympic Games, the equipment chosen is Twin Tip Racing, and the format will be downwind slalom with or without obstacles depending on the wind strength.

Timeline:

Youth Olympic Games:
Publishing of the Qualification System in July 2016

Olympic Games:
Review of the events and euipment in November 2016
Special General Meeting of Council in February / March 2017
Confirmation of events and equipment by IOC in July 2017

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