Olympic windsurfing is considered to be one of the most exciting, fast and physically demanding disciplines of sailing. Windsurfing is a diverse sport and offers participants many different aspects to enjoy. Windsurfers can compete in the form of freestyle, wave sailing and racing or they can simply enjoy one of the purest forms of sailing, gliding over the water enjoying the sensation that only a windsurfing board can provide. It is common for windsurfers to reach speeds of over 30 mph, which makes for some incredibly exciting racing.The RS:X is the windsurfing discipline selected by the ISAF for the 2008 Summer Olympics. The RS:X was also used at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and will be seen at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. The Men’s RS:X equipment includes a board with a retractable centerboard, a 66cm fin, and a 9.5 square meter sail. The RS:X is built for a variety of conditions and has a wind range of 3-30 knots. All RS:X equipment is designed and manufactured by Neil Pryde and thus the RS:X is a one design class.