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Oct 27, 2016

2016 IKA Annual General Meeting

The 2016 AGM of the International Kiteboarding Association will be held on January 14th, 2017, in Brussels.The date in early January has been chosen to give National Class…
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El Gouna Kiteboarding Grand Slam – Day One.

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16-03-21-RAW-EGY-FS-CHRISTIANBLACK-1294Day one started early for both riders and staff with qualifications kicking off at a chilly 7am sharp. Qualifications were stacked with a field of talented men and women both giving it their all fighting for a spot in the main event.
Brazilian Set Teixiera had an early scare loosing his kite in one of the days early heats, luckily he made his way back through the second chance draw and into the main event. It was however undoubtedly the French team that stole the show, with great performances in both the Mens and Womens field, securing a number of places in the main event. This new French team will surely be one to look out for over the year under the helpful guidance of the new coach Seb Garat. Seb also competed in the trials, narrowly missing out on a spot himself.

After two hours of trials, held on two heat areas in parallel, the main event got underway. It’s been a long eight months since the last event for most of these guys and you could tell by the way they all rode they were all hungry for a win!

Young French rider Delmas showed he may have a bright future ahead of him, first passing the qualifiers and later coming all the way through the main event and into the Quarter Finals. With a solid smooth style beyond his years, be sure to keep an eye on him tomorrow and throughout the rest of the year!

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El Gouna gets ready for the world's best kiteboarders

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Registration day saw the arrival of many new riders as well as other more familiar faces. In total 65 riders from 26 different countries have now entered the IKA Kiteboarding Word Championship event here in El Gouna Egypt, situated on the Red Sea. The forecast for tomorrow looks prime for a full day of action. Riders will be at the beach early for a 7:00am first possible start with the qualification rounds for Freestyle and (conditions pending) later the main event. We wish all the riders the best of luck!

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The main events in Freestyle and Big Air will have love coverage at  http://worldkiteleague.com/index.php/live

Competition continues until Saturday when the first 2016 winners in Freestyle and Big Air will be crowned.

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Brands are invited to register kites, boards and hydrofoils for the new Formula Kite class

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FKAfter the decision of the last Annual General Meeting to evolve the Formula Kite class from 70cm raceboards into a foiling class, brands are now invited to register equipment, especially hydrofoils to be used in the upcoming continental and world championships.

While for kites (and 70cm boards) the same registration criteria as in the past apply (registration deadline: October 2016), hydrofoils will become eligible for competition immediately after registration (for already existing models) and new models have only a 4 week waiting period to ensure that the hydrofoils are available to everyone.

The Formula Kite class sets a strong focus on publically available equipment and does not allow prototypes, neither for kites, boards nor hydrofoils.

The next events will be the European Championships in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy from 16 to 22 of May, and the World Championships in Weifang, China, from 9 to 15 of September.

The new Formula Kite class rules (foiling registered production equipment) will also be used in the Sailing World Cups in Weymouth and Melbourne, and the Sailing World Cup Final (date and location TBC).

Interested brands please contact the IKA office for more details on registration. 

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