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New Kite Speed World Record Ratified

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The World Sailing Speed Record Council announces the ratification of a new World Record:
 
Record: World Kite-board Record
Board:  Fone Prototype 2009. Fone Bandit 3, 8q m kite.
Name:  Alexandre Caizergues. FRA
Dates: 14th November 2009.  
Start time: 16:12:24.10
Finish time: 16:12:43.13
Elapsed time: 19.03 seconds
Distance: 501m
Current: 0.2kts
Wind: SW 35/40 kts gusts
Average speed: 50.98 kts
Venue: Luderitz, Namibia.
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Focus on... World Rankings 2010

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Now, with a clear structure and a clear line up of the major disciplines, how do the individual events score and how do they contribute to the various world rankings ?

Each IKA sanctioned event counts towards two rankings: the individual discipline ranking, and the overall ranking. This article features the calculation of points for the individual discipline rankings.

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Focus on... Disciplines 2010

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The discipline system has been simplified for 2010, with the major disciplines being Freestyle, Course Racing, Wave Riding and Speed.

The two Freestyle Categories in 2009 have been a concession to the former two world tours, but it turned out that the stlyes are not that different apart from a few details. These details have been discusses in the IKA judging committee and as a result, there will be only one freestyle judging from 2010 on, and all events will be included in one unified world ranking.

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