Damien LeRoy just returned from the ISAF Olympic Trials in Spain and here’s what he had to say:
As the Sailing Evaluations came to a close in Santander, Spain, there was nothing more than one thing on everyoneâ€™s mind. Kiteboarding. The group of riders from all around the world went above and beyond for the ISAF committee and the sailing world and did an amazing job.
Now it’s in the hands of everyone out there in our sport. Go to your local sailing clubs and let them know we are here to stay. It is not a matter of if we get in to the Olympics it is WHEN. 2016? The impact we made is big, so letâ€™s make a push worldwide in the sailing world and our sport. We donâ€™t need to fight any boat or class for a medal we are so unique and exciting. We proved in Spain that we are worth our own medal and it will happen. Have faith and believeâ€¦
Push to be in more ISAF events so we can be seen by the sailing world more. We have the answer for media and views for sailing in the Olympics. Lets show them the hype we can create through magazines, videos, articles, racing, clubs, you name itâ€¦. More Info at: https://www.
Mark my words! â€œWe will be in 2016 in Rio representing kiteboarding!â€ Lets get together and make this happen. Thank you ISAF!