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  1. In an unexpected turn of events, the World Sailing Council rejected the Board of Directors' recommendation to select RS:X as the official windsurfing class for Paris 2024.

    Last week, the Board made the recommendation to retain the RS:X as the equipment for the Paris 2024 Olympics.

    The entity stated that the equipment proposed by NeilPryde fitted the equipment criteria set by the Council.

  2. In 2017, the World Sailing (WS) Council approved new procedures for re-evaluating the equipment used for Olympic events.

    The process is separate from the existing review process for the selection of equipment for new events.

    According to the regulation, the Board shall carry out re-evaluations of the equipment selected for Olympic events.

  3. Alexandros Kalpogiannakis and Enora Tanne have taken out the 2019 Techno 293 Plus World Championships, in Praia da Rocha, Portimao, Portugal.

    The event got underway in the sunny and warm Algarve region where Atlantic winds and swells sweep in across breathtaking white sand beaches.

    The men's competition was entirely dominated by a young Greek sailor. Kalpogiannakis stormed the regatta field by winning nearly all races.

  4. Philip Soltysiak announced the retirement from professional competitive windsurfing.

    The 31-year-old windsurfer from Toronto, Canada, is dropping out of the 2019 PWA World Tour after 12 seasons and seven Top 10 finishes.

    Phil Soltysiak started sailing on an Original Windsurfer in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, in 1995. Since then, he never stopped training and polishing his skills.

  5. The 2019 RS:X Windsurfing European and Youth European Championships & Open Trophy closed with four scintillating medal races held in near perfect conditions in Mallorca, Spain.

    For the 333 competitors coming from 41 different nations and covering six continents taking part in the final race of the event, it was a short postponement ashore before a perfect 12-15 knots filled in for the medal races.

    As the breeze built, the race officers decided to use the reaching start courses which allowed the competitors to blast off the start to the first mark - a spectacular sight to watch as the top ten sailors hit the line at full planing speed.

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