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ISAF discusses -- Banning All Kites --

Postby Bob » Wed Feb 23, 2005 9:33 am

http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/news/05/kite0222/


>>Is it really ISAF's (and WSSRC's) desire to ban ALL kites from ALL speed record attempts, including inshore, 500 meter speed attempts, offshore and round-the-world sailing? Does ISAF truly mean to take this sweeping action despite a complete absence of safety data for ANY form of kites and kite sailing other than those typically used for pulling "kitesurfers" across inshore protected waters? Does this action properly meet ISAF's own stated goal of, "focusing on what really matters in the sport and developing a strategy for sailing"?<<
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Postby Bob » Mon Feb 28, 2005 9:18 am

Clarification of the ISAF position on speed records with kites!

CLARIFICATION
(We were curious if ISAF's recent position to not give endorsement to
recognizing kite powered crafts as holders of the outright World Sailing
Speed Record would roll over to other records, such as whether Mari Cha
IV's transatlantic record would have been ratified if they had used a kite
sail. John Reed, Secretary for the World Speed Sailing Record Council,
provided the following clarification.)

When, at the ISAF Conference in November 2004, we asked for clarification
whether a kite surfer could claim the outright record; we did so because
"kitesurfing" as a sporting discipline was not under the auspices of ISAF.
ISAF have recently ruled that at present the answer is no.

It is important to note that ISAF's decision concerns the World Sailing
Speed Record (the outright speed record) only. This decision does not
extend to "sail area records" or any Offshore records. So the answer to
your question is that Mari Cha IV would have been able to fly a kite
without invalidating her record claim. - John Reed CLARIFICATION
(We were curious if ISAF's recent position to not give endorsement to
recognizing kite powered crafts as holders of the outright World Sailing
Speed Record would roll over to other records, such as whether Mari Cha
IV's transatlantic record would have been ratified if they had used a kite
sail. John Reed, Secretary for the World Speed Sailing Record Council,
provided the following clarification.)

When, at the ISAF Conference in November 2004, we asked for clarification
whether a kite surfer could claim the outright record; we did so because
"kitesurfing" as a sporting discipline was not under the auspices of ISAF.
ISAF have recently ruled that at present the answer is no.

It is important to note that ISAF's decision concerns the World Sailing
Speed Record (the outright speed record) only. This decision does not
extend to "sail area records" or any Offshore records. So the answer to
your question is that Mari Cha IV would have been able to fly a kite
without invalidating her record claim. - John Reed

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