Sailboarding at the Summer Olympics
Sailboarding or Windsurfing has been one of the Olympic sailing events at the Summer Olympics since 1984 for men and 1992 for women. All sailors use the same One Design boards, daggerboards, fins and sails. The equipment is chosen to allow racing in a wide range of sailing conditions, as during the Olympic Games events must take place as scheduled whether or not there is enough wind for planing.
Years and Equipment
- 1984 Summer Olympics (Los Angeles): Windglider
- 1988 Summer Olympics (Seoul): Lechner Division II
- 1992 Summer Olympics (Barcelona): Lechner
- 1996 Summer Olympics (Atlanta): Mistral One Design
- 2000 Summer Olympics (Sydney): Mistral One Design
- 2004 Summer Olympics (Athens): Mistral One Design
Multiple medal winners include Alessandra Sensini and Barbara Kendall with three medals; Bruce Kendall with two medals is the brother of Barbara Kendall. See List of Olympic medalists in sailing#Sailboard class. Olympic sailboarders are included in Category:Olympic sailors.
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