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GKA statement on tours and events 2016

The International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) welcomes the principles published in the statement of the GKA from 6 February 2016. IKA has been working hard with the GKA over…
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IKA and our local event parner, Travel Trails Tours, are happy to announce the official riders hotel in El Gouna for the first round of the 2016 IKA Kiteboarding World…

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GKA statement on tours and events 2016

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gkalogoThe International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) welcomes the principles published in the statement of the GKA from 6 February 2016. IKA has been working hard with the GKA over the past few weeks to drive the competitive side of the sport forward.

The ideas outlined in yesterdays GKA press release ensure that the kite companies represented in the GKA will generally support all events and allow their riders to participate in whichever event they wish to compete in.

With this confirmation we are now looking forward to welcome all riders, from GKA member companies as well as from all other kite brands not represented in the GKA, to the first round of the 2016 IKA Kiteboarding World Championships to be held in El Gouna, Egypt, from 20 to 26 of March.

As there will be no discards for the 2016 season - a principle followed by all major world championship series like Formula 1, Ski World Cup etc - riders in contention for the official 2016 IKA Kiteboarding World Champion titles in all disciplines are advised to participate in all events.

Further rounds of the 2016 IKA World Championships are planned to be held in France, Morocco, Fuerteventura, Turkey, Germany, China and Brazil.
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Riders hotel information for the first KWC round in El Gouna

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bellevue-beach-hotelIKA and our local event parner, Travel Trails Tours, are happy to announce the official riders hotel in El Gouna for the first round of the 2016 IKA Kiteboarding World Championships.

We will be based in the Bellevue Beach Hotel directly in El Gouna, and rooms are available for 45 EUR/night double and 60 EUR/night single room.

More details and booking can be found at http://internationalkiteboarding.org/index.php/events/freestyle/39-kwc-round-1-el-gouna-grand-slam and at http://internationalkiteboarding.org/images/documents/events/2016ElGounaAccomodation.pdf

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IKA welcomes foundation of the "Kiteboard Riders United"

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KRU logo 02The International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) welcomes the foundation of a riders union to truly represent the riders interests. With the 2016 IKA Kiteboarding World Championships starting off next month in El Gouna, Egypt, it is very important to the IKA that there is a true representation of the riders to discuss format, judging and rules development.

One of the key reasons for the termination of the contract with the former PKRA was the protection of riders interests – not only in terms of supporting them to get outstanding prize moneys paid, but also to reverse rule changes in 2015 that did not ensure fair competition. Giving the riders back influence on the development of the sport has top priority.

We invite the interim board of the KRU to get involved immediately to prepare the first round of the 2016 IKA Kiteboarding World Championships, similarly as we have invited the industry association GKA to come to a close working relationship to us.

We would also like to extend that there are already considerations underway to amend IKAs governance principles and constitution to allow stronger involvement of other stakeholders; and how to formally include the riders and the industry representatives in the IKA decision making process on the IKA General Assembly and the IKA Executive Committee.

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