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Decision Making and Governance Structure

Decision making and governance structures

How does it Work?

The International Kiteboarding Association is a not-for-profit making organization operating a democratic decision-making process within the constraints of the Constitution.

With the exception of an Executive Secretary, the IKA is comprised entirely of volunteers.

A President, Vice-President, the Executive Secretary, the Treasurer and three Executive Committee Members constitute the Executive Committee of the Association. The Executive Committee are responsible for implementing the policy decisions of the General Assembly and for taking all management and operational decisions on behalf of the Association.

At the head of the decision making process is the General Assembly. The General Assembly is made up of all full members of the Association being subject to payment of the annual membership fee each national association regulating the activity of the class in that country.

The Executive Committee also from time to time appoints specialist committees / commissions and working parties.

 

The Decision Making Process

Every year a General Assembly is held, at which the Executive Committee positions which are terminating according to the Constitution are elected. During the General Assembly, all the National Class Association's, industry representatives and a riders' representative meet and discuss submissions for change which have been made by members.

   Top Rankings Racing

Formula Kite

 

KiteFoil Open

 

TT:R Open

 

TT:R Youth

 

Speed

male Nicolas Parlier  France      male Maxime Nocher  France      male Florian Gruber  Germany      male Benoit Gomez  France      male Alex Caizergues  France  
female Daniela Moroz  United-States     female Elena Kalinina  Russia     female Sofia Tomasoni  Italy     female Sofia Tomasoni  Italy     female Mani Browning  United-States  

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Freestyle

 

Big Air

 

Wave / Strapless

             

Park

male Carlos Mario  Brazil                   male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                  male Airton Cozzolino  Italy      male Sam Light  United-Kindom   
female Bruna Kajiya  Brazil       female Bibiana Magaji  Slovakia      female Jalou Langeree  Netherlands      female Annelous Lammerts  Netherlands   

   Top Rankings SnowKite

Racing Ski

 

Racing Snowboard

 

Long Distance Ski

             

Long Distance Snowboard

male Felix Kersten  Germany                   male Reinhold Gehrer  Austria                  male Felix Kersten  Germany      male Reinhold Gehrer  Austria   
female Maria Stellitano  Italy       female Aija Ambrasa  Latvia      female Maria Stellitano  Italy      female Aija Ambrasa  Latvia