Moving on the water with the wind in your hands is the essence of windsurfing, a sport practiced by many fans around the world.
The windsurfing event, which is part of the sailing competitions, was introduced for men in the 1984 Olympic Games, while the first women's appearance was at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.
In this sport the athletes stand on a board with a sail attached and use the wind to propel their boards on the water and perform course racing, slalom, wave sailing, and speed sailing.
Windsurfing disciplines are Freestyle, Wavesailing , Formula, Raceboard, Slalom, SuperX, and Speed Racing.
The current Olympic Class is the Neil Pryde RS:X, which was selected to replaced the Mistral Class in 2008.
(modificato il 13/03/2015)