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Thursday, 2 August 2012

ISAF gets antsy about RS:X action!!

Statement from ISAF about RS:X Class decision to go legal to get kite-surfing decision reversed. Must find out what RS:X folk found out about the 'processes' at the ISAF Council meeting but I'd put money on them finding (and being able to prove) some irregularities. It always helps if council members are awake when these votes are taken!!

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has been notified of a legal challenge by the International RS:X Class Association Ltd to the decision taken at the ISAF Council meeting in May 2012 to select Kiteboarding for the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition.
ISAF intends to fully defend the decision of the ISAF Council, which was made in accordance with the ISAF Regulations and the defined decision making processes of ISAF.
ISAF expects the normal submission process to be used in order to ask Council to reconsider its decisions and therefore ISAF is extremely disappointed that this course of action has been taken, not least because responding to legal claims will incur substantial and unnecessary legal costs for ISAF and for the Class itself.

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