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Nocher and Kalinina claim first European Championship Titles on foiling Kiteboards

Medal races conclude the 2016 IKA KiteRacing European Championships - for a first time on foiling kiteboards in both the regulated Formula Kite class and the open development…
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Nocher and Kalinina clear ahead before the medal races at the 2016 Kiteracing Europeans

It has been a very intense competition day, with nine rounds for the entire Fleet. Tomorrow in the medal series, the top 10 men will race in the platinum fleet, then the remaining…

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Registration open for the Youth and Junior European Freestyle Championships

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kbologoThe Youth and Junior European Freestyle Championships have been confirmed to be held from 13 to 16 of May in Noordwijk, Holland.

The "Kite Board Open" is a long running event and attracts tens of thousands of spectators to enjoy, sea, sun and festival atmosphere over Whitsun.

As the continental championship, entries are limited to entries from European Countries only.

IKA hopes to publish dates and location for a youth world championship event soon.

Entries can be made starting immediately at http://internationalkiteboarding.org/index.php/events/freestyle/48-youth-european-championships

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El Gouna Kiteboarding Grand Slam – Day Three

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As riders awoke this morning after a grueling previous two days of competition most were quite happy to see an unusually still Egyptian day. Day three would be a lay day and a chance for most to get some well deserved rest.

For others it was a great day for the local Cable Park (Sliders) or a chance to ride quad bikes or take a trip to the reefs on a Boat. El Gouna is a great destination even without wind as there’s just so much to see and do, you can be sure no one was bored today!

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So far the forecast for tomorrow looks like more of the same with a chance for wind possibly later in the week. Hopefully we then see more of the wind we had on the first day of the competition to let the guys in Big Air really show us what it’s all about!

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For full freestyle results from day 1 and 2, and heat-by-heat tricks and scores please see the complete freestyle elimination ladder at  http://www.f-ridescoremobile.com/temp/f-ladder-ika-freestyle.html

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World Sailing prohibits two IFKO kiteboarding events

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World Sailing has listed two International Federation of Kitesports Organisations (IFKO) events as Prohibited Events under the World Sailing Eligibility Code.

The 1st Junior Kitesports Freestyle World Cup (7-10 April) and the Kitefoil Silver Cup GP World Series (12-16 May) have been included on the Prohibited Events list following improper designation as a world event [Regulation 19.15(c)] and using an improper organizing authority [Regulation 19.15(d)].

World Sailing received no assurances that the 1st Junior Kitesports Freestyle World Cup and the Kitefoil Silver Cup GP World Sailing will be run under the appropriate rules or standards for kiteboarding and therefore have listed the events as prohibited.

World Sailing is recognised by the International Olympic Committee and SportAccord as the world governing body of sailing, which includes kiteboarding (on water). The IFKO's recent establishment and governance claims to kiteboarding does not alter World Sailing's responsibilities.

To date World Sailing have developed the racing rules for freestyle, wave and speed kiteboarding, secured the introduction of kiteboarding to the Youth Olympic Games, supported the creation of the World Kite Tour and promoted recognised world championships through the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) and separate World Cup events in the freestyle, wave and slalom disciplines.

Read the full World Sailing press release HERE.

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