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IKA announces two new events in Morocco later this year

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The Interntional Kiteboarding Association is pleased to confirm two new events in Morocco commencing later this year.

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Knowing how difficult it is to find events in proper wave conditions, we are more than happy to confirm Essaouira as location for the first wave world cup of the year. Essaouira has played host to several successful events in the past and now rejoins the 2016 IKA Kiteboarding World Championships.

The event is planned to be held 1st to 6th July, and more details will be published as soon as possible.

In the second half of the year, Dakhla will then showcase the world’s best foilracers in the GoldCup. Just before the final in Qatar from 14 to 19 November, the Dakhla event will prepare the fleet in a final test.

dakhla location

Both events are organized by the Association Marocaine de kite surf (AMKS) with the support of the Moroccan sailing federation (FRMV).

The updated Notice of Race will be published shortly.

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Competition update: European Racing Championships open for all equipment

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The European Championships in Cagliari are open for Formula Kite equipment (including registered hydrofoils) and KiteFoil class equipment (unregistered foils, prototypes).

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The event starts with registration on 16 May 2016, racing commences from 17 May to 22 May 2016.

Both classes will be run together but scored separately. There will be a European Champion in the Formula Kite class, and a European Champion in the KiteFoil class.

Due to the late publishment of the new class rules and the delay caused for registering hydrofoils for the class, this now allows ALL competitors to participate in the 2016 Kiteracing Championships.

The upcoming Formula Kite World Championship in China however will be open only for Formula Kite equipment (including registered hydrofoils).

The updated Notice of Race and registration form can be found at http://internationalkiteboarding.org/index.php/course-racing/events/upcoming-events/formula-kite-events/41-european-championships

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Shared podiums on the 2016 IKA Kiteboarding Grand Slam Leucate

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With no more wind on the final day of the 2016 IKA Kiteboarding Grand Slam Leucate, Mario, Pastor, Zoon and Spiessberger ended up equal first in the men's draw, whilst in the women's draw, Kajiya, Valesa, Novotna, Rosa, Whitely and Van Westerop all take to the podium for a tied first place.

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This obviously isn’t an ideal situation for the riders, but sometimes these things cannont be helped. It will be interesting to see how this affects the rankings and mindset of the riders for the following events to come.

podium women

Results 2016 Leucate Kiteboarding Grand Slam:

Men:
1. Zoon (NED, Slingshot)
    Pastor (ESP, Airush)
    Spiessberger (AUT, North)
    Mario (BRA, Slingshot)
5. Whaley (ESP, Cabrinha)
    Tonijuan (ESP, F-One)
    Serin (FRA, Naish)
    Martinez (DOM, Da Silva)

Women:
1.  van Westerop (ARU, -)
    Kajiya (BRA, Airush)
    Novotna (CZE, North)
    Whiteley (GBR, Best)
    Rosa (BRA, Cabrinha)
    Valesa (FRA, F-One)
7. Vieira (BRA, Gin)
    Bagnoli (ITA, North)

IKA Kiteboarding World Championships Overall standings after two rounds:

Men:
1.    Carlos Mario (BRA, Slingshot), 2000 pts
2.    Youri Zoon (NED, Slingshot), 1915 pts
3.    Alex Pastor (ESP, Airush), 1855 pts
4.    Stefan Spiessberger (AUT, North), 1615 pts
5.    David Tonijuan (ESP, F-One), 1510 pts
5.    Paul Serin (FRA, Naish), 1510 pts

Women:
1.    Bruna Kajiya (BRA, Airush), 1915 pts
2.    Annabel van Westerop (ARU, -), 1855 pts
3.    Paula Novotna (CZE, North), 1755 pts
4.    Hannah Whiteley (GBR, Best), 1675 pts
5.    Estefania Rosa (BRA, Cabrinha), 1615 pts
5.    Pauline Valesa (FRA, F-One), 1615 pts

The third round of the 2016 IKA Kiteboarding World Championships is scheduled to be held in Dakhla, Morocco, from 17 to 23 of June, 2016.

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