Windsurfing Demonstration at the 1984 Olympics

Windsurfing was first at the sailing program at the LA Olympics in 1984. At the time were two main types of sailboards available for possible inclusion, the original Windsurfer One Design or the Windglider. In a controversial decision, the IOC chose to use the Windglider as the official craft, and succumbing to pressure, they also organized windsurfing demonstration events using the Windsurfer One Design, designed by Hoyle Schwitzerat, the same Olympic Games.

The demonstration events were slalom, freestyle and long distance competitions. There were events for men and women, compared to the official windsurfing event which was for men only. There were 16 participants in each race, each competing in the three formats, the winner who performed best overall.

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