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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!

Keep updated with the proceedings and day to day info on our website and social media platforms:
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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.

High resolution footage (pictures and video) will be available from our media server. For accreditation, please go to  http://worldkiteleague.com/index.php/news/press-accreditation

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. 


KRU and IKA agree on a joint future for professional kiteboarding and the Kiteboarding World Championships

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IKA world championshipsAfter negotiations between KRU and IKA earlier this week, a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed yesterday to ensure a bright future for professional kiteboarding and the disciplines of Freestyle, Big Air, Wave and Slalom.

The talks between KRU and IKA also involved the organizers of the upcoming events in El Gouna, Leucate, Dakhla, Fuerteventura and Fehmarn, so that there is a joint understanding of the cooperation between the riders union representing the world’s best riders and the sanctioning authority for the only official World Sailing recognized Kiteboarding World Championships.

KRU is fully satisfied that the commercial interests of the riders are protected and can be marketed to grow. IKA has ensured that the contest management and judging is completely independent from outside influence and conflict of interest, and will also ensure contest management and competition formats to the world’s highest standards through World Sailing procedures and officials.

Both KRU and IKA invite all riders to attend the upcoming event in El Gouna, Egypt, starting on March 20 with registration.

The registration link for the El Gouna event can be found here:  http://internationalkiteboarding.org/index.php/events/freestyle/39-kwc-round-1-el-gouna-grand-slam

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