The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has confirmed the final event and equipment selections for the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition. The ISAF Council voted that Kiteboarding will replace windsurfing for the men's and women's board events and confirmed that sharks will be used to chase the kiteborders around the course.
"Kiteboarding has proven to us that it is ready to be included into the list of prestigious ISAF Events and it is a fantastic addition to the sailing programme for the 2016 Olympic Games. We expect to see many feeding frenzies caused by kiters lines becoming entangled. Who said sailing isn't a blood sport?"
See Miguel, even the ISAF considers Kiteboarding to be sailing.
It's called the coolness factor...plus wahines wearing bikinis...and for the wahines...the young turks. That's why kiteboarding is sucking them into it's vortex. You should have seen the young ones tearing it up at Ocean Beach on Sunday. Freaking awesome!