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    and your usual inland training venues tend to ban kiting... it's a **** up waiting to happen- the BKSA aren't a recognised MNA under ISAF, so they've got to fit into the structure of the RYA, create their code of engagement and run selections, all within 4 years before Rio... and if all those acronyms fox you lot, just imagine what your average kite bum makes of it, we all know they're just dumbass wakeboarders who can no longer afford the fuel for their stink boat.

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    The RYA are going to have to get the inland waters to cooperate.
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    Which ones? There are very few suitable for kites. Most are surrounded by trees, roads, power lines. It is a Darwin award in the making.

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    There is always a way Phill, cut the trees down?
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    hmmm, inland waters, as in the ones owned by water companies... yep the same folks telling you there's a drought on and the recent rainfall makes the situation worse!

    No way they're going to set themselves up for liability... whatever the RYA would like.

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    reactions as suspected you lot don't disappoint.

    I kite race at the moment and have done since 2009, from my perspective it doesn't mean the end for windsurfing in the slightest and the implications that you all seem worried about wont effect you at all, it is the death of a minority sailing class no more no less much as when they canned some of teh other classes after the last Olympics, the world still carried on turning did it not?

    as said earlier maybe it will give the race scene a kick up the ass to find a new pathway to regain the popularity rather than focussing in solely on the holy grail of the RSX, this could actually be a good thing?

    the BKSA/RYA thing is going to be very interesting though how the two organisations mesh over the thorny issue of developing Olympic Medal hopefulls will be worth watching.

    For my money the RYA will take complete control, who has the top level experience and coaching set up, who has a large number of highly trained athletes that have had time and money invested in them already that know their way around a course, it sure as hell isn't the BKSA.

    the decisions will be based on money and the best chance of a medal rather than what is good for the sport, if along the way they can collectively avoid some of the mistakes made by windsurfing then its all good.

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