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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 opens for the first event of the 2016 IKA Kiteboarding World Championships

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The 2016 IKA Kiteboarding World Championships are underway !

Registration is now open for the first round which will be held in famous El Gouna, Egypt, and offers 50000 Euro overall prizemoney for freestyle and big air, and 1000 points for the winner in each discipline.

Seven rounds are expected to take place to determine the 2016 World Champions in Freestyle, Big Air, Wave and Slalom.

Together with the registration the new IKA World Championships website went online at http://worldkiteleague.com.

 Also the facebook presence has been launched and will provide always up-to-date information to the community.

The event will be held at the new Elements station in El Gouna which provides perfect conditions for both disciplines. Special accomodation and transportation rates are available for riders and will be published shortly.

The next rounds of the 2016 IKA Kiteboarding World Championships will be confirmed shortly.

Registration for Round 1 - El Gouna Kiteboarding Grand Slam:Click here

Notice of Race for the 2016 IKA World Championships:Click here

2016 IKA Kiteboarding World Championships Website:Click here

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Statement regarding participation in IFKO championship events

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ifkoParticipation in IFKO events likely to prevent the ability of riders to participate in any IKA events, including the IKA World Championships in Freestyle, Big Air, Wave, and Foil Racing.

The International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) has been informed by the CEO of World Sailing (WS, formerly ISAF), that WS has requested IFKO ("International Federation of Kitesports Organisations") to immediately remove and furthermore cease to publish or promote any information which makes a claim in terms of its relationship with the IOC and its plans for the sport of Kiteboarding.

World Sailing has ascertained that IFKO is not currently a member of SportAccord and therefore has no formal recognition. A prerequisite of membership of this body is that the applicants sport is different from any sport that is governed by a current SportAccord member. World Sailing is a current SportAccord member, it is therefore unlikely that IFKO will be granted membership and World Sailing is currently waiting for confirmation of this by SportAccord.

World Sailing has also instructed IFKO that World Sailing's approval is required for any event that is described as a 'World Championship' or 'World Cup' or indeed uses the word "World" in the title of the event and this approval extends to all Kiteboarding events using World Sailing rules and regulations.

Such events that are run in contravention of World Sailing rules and regulations will be listed as prohibited events that can seriously affect the eligibility of riders to compete in other World Sailing events requiring World Sailing Eligibility, namely World and Continental Championships of all IKA classes (including the IKA Kiteboarding World Championships in Freestyle, Big Air and Wave, the IKA KiteFoil GoldCup and the IKA Racing World Championships), the Sailing World Cup, the Youth Olympic Games, and the Olympic Games.

We regret that IFKO does not comply with world wide recognized principles for the recognition of International Federations. It is IKA's responsibility to make all riders aware of the risk they will take when participating in IFKO events, namely not being able to compete in IKA sanctioned events of all disciplines, and World Sailings events. The same extends to event officials, be it race directors, jury and judges.
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Pasquali takes North American KiteFoil Championships

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After 15 races in stunning conditions, Joey Pasquali (USA) takes the 2016 North American Championships with a perfect score.

Last years event winner Julien Kerneur (FRA) and Nico Landauer (URU) complete the mens podium.

The last two days of the Lord of the Wind competition in Los Barilles, Mexico, were dedicated to freestyle and slalom action, and in the end it were Julien Kerneur and Cynthia Brown that took away the "Lord and Lady of the Wind" titles.

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As the riders headed ashore, they reflect on an action packed week, showcasing their sport at it’s very best with some gripping and nail biting battles. There was deserved celebration for the winners who could now relax and enjoy the atmosphere on the beach and the post race party Mexican style.
 
You can find the final results for each category here:

2016 North American KiteFoil Championships: http://lordofthewindbaja.com/2016-pro-kite-foil/
2016 Pro Slalom: http://lordofthewindbaja.com/2016-pro-slalom/
2016 Pro Freestyle: http://lordofthewindbaja.com/2016-pro-freestyle/
2016 Big Air - Pro/Open/Masters: http://lordofthewindbaja.com/2016-open-big-air/
2016 Open Slalom: http://lordofthewindbaja.com/2016-open-slalom/


Day 1 Video: https://youtu.be/mvcqQjOIB6U
Day 2 Video: https://youtu.be/KDyvWG0nW8M
Day 3 Video: https://youtu.be/z6_OM3dlFgU
Day 4 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4VN-3wkEN8
Day 5 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLTu9GLNq_M

Pictures: http://lordofthewindbaja.com/daily-pictures/

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