Comparison of Athletes Rankings and Attendance

The following chart illustrates the number of internationally ranked athletes for RS:X and Kiteboard racing, and highlights the stark difference between the sports in overall World Cup participation (source: ISAF and IKA):

The gap is particularly striking for Women’s kiteboard racing: only 20 women worldwide have taken part in a minimum of two events over the past 12 months, compared to 129 women in the RS:X Class.

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