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Olympic class boat facts: RS:X
5:22pm Wednesday 4th April 2012 in Sport
Replacing the Mistral, the NeilPryde RS:X was the new windsurfing equipment used at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
A strict one-design class sailed by both men and women, the RS:X is the only boat that will bring the sailor into direct contact with the air and sea.
The board, shaped by Jean Bouldoires, is a true crossover board in that it makes the best compromise between traditional raceboard sailing and exciting “Formula” racing.
The RS:X sail performs exceptionally well in both planing and non-planing conditions and has been designed for easy handling.
Sail(men): 9.5msq Sail (women): 8.5msq
Designer: Neil Pryde Ltd
Beijing 2008 Olympic Results
Gold: Jian Yin - China
Silver: Alessandra Sensini - Italy
Bronze: Bryony Shaw - Great Britain
Gold: Tom Ashley - New Zealand
Silver: Julien Bontemps - France
Bronze: Shahar Zubari – Israel
Athens 2004 Olympic Results (Mistral Class)
Gold: Faustine Merret - France
Silver: Yin Jian - China
Bronze: Alessandra Sensini - Italy
Gold: Gal Fridman - Israel
Silver: Nikolaos Kaklamanakis - Greece
Bronze: Nick Dempsey – Great Britain