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FAQ - Youth Olympic Games

FAQs - FAQ - Youth Olympic Games

We recommend heats of 4-8 riders for shorter slalom courses and boardercross.

Bigger starts are possible for pure slalom courses (without obstacles) and long reaching legs.

 

Yes, the start is "flying" on the water, meaning the riders are coming full speed towards the start line.

Also the finish is "on the water". There are no beach starts / finishes.

 

Slalom and Boardercross are run in multiple elimination series.

Each elimination series results in a ranking from first to [number of participants].

The results (ranking) of each elimination series are added together into an overall ranking.

 

The format is Slalom / Boardercross, depending on the wind and local conditions.

In lighter winds, no obstacles are used. In stronger winds, obstacles may be added depending on wind direction, waves, beach direction etc.

The picture below shows an example configuration.

slalomcourseboardercross

It is recommended to have no obstacle on the first leg. Double obstacles are used in stronger winds, with the distance between them becoming bigger the stronger the wind is.

The recommended size of obstacles is 90cm diameter and 9m length, but they can me smaller in diameter.

We will publish construction drawings and sources to order obstacles shortly.

On a national level, having 2-3 obstacles may be enough - the riders need to adopt to the situation of the course from competition to competition.

 

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Formula Kite (Foil)

 

KiteFoil Open

 

TT:R Slalom

 

Speed

male Oliver Bridge  United-Kindom                 male Maxime Nocher  Monaco                 male Narapichit Pudla  Thailand                 male Robert Douglas  United-States   
female Stephanie Bridge   United-Kindom      female Anais Mai Desjardin  France      female Jingle Chen  China      female Angely Bouillot  France   

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Freestyle

 

Big Air

 

Wave

             

Strapless

 

Park

male Liam Whaley  Spain                   male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                  male Pedro Matoz  Brazil      male Matchu Lopez  Cape-Verde                  male Ewan Jaspen  Australia   
female Bruno Kajiya  Brazil       female Bibiana Magaji  Slovakia      female Ines Correia  Portugal      female N/A       female Colleen Carrol  United-States   

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