O – Olympic debut for windsurfing during 1984; Stephan van den Berg takes gold

Windsurfing made its debut during the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. As a new sport anticipation was high but it was ultimately Stephan van den Berg who took the gold. Stephan then went on to also win the 1988 Olympics which took place in Seoul, South Korea.

Competing in the LA Games against Stephan was the UK’s Dave Hackford who eventually ended up working for UK importer and sail brand Tushingham.

 

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