Youth Olympic Games

The Format

The Courses

General

  • Target Time: 3 minutes for eliminations, longer for half fleet/full fleet races with more than 8 riders
  • Kiteboards’ speed is approximately 10m/s in 12-15 knots
  • Total course length is approximately 1800-2000 meters

First leg (Start to Mark 1)

  • 105° (+/- 5°) off the wind
    Length:
  • Eliminations (4-8 riders): 600-700 meters
  • Half Fleet (up to 16 riders): 1200-1400 meters
  • Full fleet (more than 16 riders): 2000 meters
  • No jump

All other legs

  • 105° of the wind (+/- 5° depending on wind strength, current, waves)
  • In a symmetrical setup all legs have the same angle and the leg length is approximately 300-350 meters
  • In an asymmetrical setup, early legs are longer, getting shorter in each subsequent leg, depending on beach configuration, waves etc. Example for an asymmetrical setup:
  • Start leg: 600meters
  • Leg 2 and 3: 450 meters
  • Leg 4 and 5: 250 meters
  • Recommended number of legs is 5. There should not be less than 3 or more than 7 legs.
  • On a 5 leg course, obstacles are set initially on legs 3 and 4. Additional obstacles may be set on legs 2 and 5. There should be an equal number of obstacles on each tack.

Dimensions of obstacles

  • 1 meter high (minimum 0.5 meter)
  • 20 meters long (minimum 10 meters) / 2x 10 meters

Please contact the office for sources of buying obstacles

The Finish

  • Finish line should be laid as close as possible to the beach
  • Finish leg length is the same with the course lengths (symmetrical setup), line is square to the last leg.
  • Finish line length: approximately 20 meters

Course Examples

Folie1 measurement

Folie2

Folie5

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 2 Florian Gruber Germany 330 pts
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