The ISAF Olympic Windsurfing Equipment Evaluation Event, to be held on Lake Garda, Italy from 3-8 May 2004 has attracted six manufacturers with eight designs of equipment.
In addition, there are currently two manufacturers, whose applications are being processed. Manufacturers and equipment attending the Evaluation Event are:
Boards and More: Mistral Prodigy, Mistral One-design, T.E, and the Olympic Design
Flying Fish: Exocet
Gaastra Sails: Prototype
Neil Pryde: Neil Pryde Formula
PD Project: Prototype
In order to evaluate the equipment across a range of sailors, all ISAF Member National Authorities (MNA's) were invited to nominate up to 2 sailors from their country to participate in the evaluation. Applications have been received from three continents, with Spain, Great Britain, Germany, Poland, France, Russia, Italy, Canada, Japan and Hong Kong nominating sailors to be in Torbole. In total there are sixteen sailors nominated by MNA's, and all applications will be sent to the evaluation panel before the final sailors are selected.
Torbole on Lake Garda is renowned for being a windsurfing mecca and will provide conditions worthy of the level of sailor and equipment at this event. The event is being hosted at the Circolo Surf Vela in conjunction with the Italian Sailing Federation (Federazione Italiana de Vela - FIV).
The objective of the Equipment Evaluation Event is to identify suitable equipment to be selected for use at the 2008 Olympic Regatta, Beijing.
Design and manufacturer details will shortly be posted on the ISAF website. Following the link below provides more information on the design criteria.