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KiteFoil GoldCup will crown the 2016 KiteFoil World Champion

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18938145393 8ea4c56b62 oThe 2016 IKA KiteFoil GoldCup will again gather the worlds best riders on Hydrofoil Kiteboard, and this year it is all about the World Championship Titles !

The 2016 tour will feature three events in exciting locations: Hang Loose Beach in Gizzeria, Italy has already proven in the 2015 season to be a perfect location for kiteracing. Not only the climate in the south of Italy is hot but also the parties during the annual "Aloha Party Week".

A new country on the world map is Korea - Boryeong offers wide sandy beaches only 2 hours from the Capital, and an unique combination of east Asian lifestyle and fantastic conditions.

The final will be held in The Pearl, Qatar. The location is well known from the 2014 Formula Kite Asian Championships, and this time the accomodation deal will be even better. Riders will be hosted (subsidised accomodation) in the brand new Kempinski 5 Star hotel directly at the race course. Hard to imagine a better place to crown the 2016 World Champions !

The decision to award the 2016 KiteFoil World Championship Titles came after negotiations with the already confirmed and contracted event organizers for the KiteFoil GoldCup. The IKA AGM had earlier this year decided to award the world championship title through an one-off event in the future, subject to contractual negotiations. As contracts for 2016 had already been made under the assumption that the KiteFoil GoldCup would award the World Champion Titles, such agreements had to be respected and cannot be overturned without the approval of the effected parties.

Registration will open shortly for the first event of the 2016 IKA KiteFoil GoldCup in Gizzeria Italy, and the exact dates for the remaining two events will also be confirmed shortly in order to allow all competitors to take part in other important events towards the end of the season, i.e. the Lighthouse 2 Leighton race in Perth, Australia.

In the meantime, have a look at:

Notice of Race for the 2016 IKA KiteFoil GoldCup: Click here

2016 IKA KiteFoil GoldCup / World Championship Website: Click here


GKA statement on tours and events 2016

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gkalogoThe International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) welcomes the principles published in the statement of the GKA from 6 February 2016. IKA has been working hard with the GKA over the past few weeks to drive the competitive side of the sport forward.

The ideas outlined in yesterdays GKA press release ensure that the kite companies represented in the GKA will generally support all events and allow their riders to participate in whichever event they wish to compete in.

With this confirmation we are now looking forward to welcome all riders, from GKA member companies as well as from all other kite brands not represented in the GKA, to the first round of the 2016 IKA Kiteboarding World Championships to be held in El Gouna, Egypt, from 20 to 26 of March.

As there will be no discards for the 2016 season - a principle followed by all major world championship series like Formula 1, Ski World Cup etc - riders in contention for the official 2016 IKA Kiteboarding World Champion titles in all disciplines are advised to participate in all events.

Further rounds of the 2016 IKA World Championships are planned to be held in France, Morocco, Fuerteventura, Turkey, Germany, China and Brazil.

Riders hotel information for the first KWC round in El Gouna

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bellevue-beach-hotelIKA and our local event parner, Travel Trails Tours, are happy to announce the official riders hotel in El Gouna for the first round of the 2016 IKA Kiteboarding World Championships.

We will be based in the Bellevue Beach Hotel directly in El Gouna, and rooms are available for 45 EUR/night double and 60 EUR/night single room.

More details and booking can be found at http://internationalkiteboarding.org/index.php/events/freestyle/39-kwc-round-1-el-gouna-grand-slam and at http://internationalkiteboarding.org/images/documents/events/2016ElGounaAccomodation.pdf

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