The ISAF World Cup and the Olympic Sailing regatta are showcase events for Sailing. The logistics involved are massive. Sailing is an outdoors activity, and weather conditions can be unpredictable, but with careful planning and organization, it is possible to minimize those factors and nearly guarantee a successful regatta.
In particular, the infrastructure at the Olympic Site/Venue, where races need to start on time even when the wind is very light, should be an important guide when making a decision on which classes should be part of the next Olympic Games. We’re including here a detailed analysis of the infrastructure at key Sailing venues around the world, and examining how feasible it would be to host kite racing events at those locations:
- At the Rio 2016 Olympic Venue: Marina da Glória in Guanabara Bay
- At the venues for the ISAF World Cup, EUROSAF and Down Under Series
Overall, kiteboard racing would add major complexities and substantial expenses to most of those events.
Here are additional links exploring event management issues: