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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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Anti Doping Information

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Being selected as an Olympic Event, Kiteboard Racing will be subject to controls by the World and National Anti Doping Agencies. The next update on the list of athletes to be controlled is expected for January 2013.

We have published some information on the WADA inspection process as well as information about Therapeutic Use Exemptions in the "Olympia" section of the website.

The Process: http://www.internationalkiteboarding.org/images/documents/etc/WADAProcess.pdf 

Therapeutic Use Exemptions: http://www.internationalkiteboarding.org/images/documents/etc/TUEInfo.pdf

World Anti Doping Agency:  http://www.wada-ama.org/

 

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Kiteboarding provides biggest fleet at Sail Melbourne

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Five weeks before the start of the first ever Sailing World Cup including the new events selected for the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, the kiteboarding fleet is by far the biggest entry for the regatta, even outperforming the Laser class which usually provides the biggest fleet.

Up till now, 39 entries for the kiteboarding men event have been received. But not only in numbers, but also in nations spread the kiteboarding fleet is outstanding. 14 nations have signed up so far in the mens fleet, and 5 in the womens fleet, more than in any of the other classes.

More entries are expected in the remaining 4 weeks registration period, with the top sailors signing in after this years successful world championship in Cagliari, Italy a few weeks ago.

Registrations for Sail Melbourne as of 24.10.2012, sorted by number of entries. For comparision: 2011 and 2010 entries

Class Registrations 2012 Nations Entries 2011 Entries 2010
Kiteboard Men 38 14 -- --
Laser 28 8 63 66
Laser Radial 17 3 25 41
Kiteboard Women 10 5 -- --
470 Men 9 2 14 15
Finn 8 1 10 23
49er 6 1 7 22
470 Women 4 1 7 7
49er FX 4 3 -- --
RSX Men -- -- 11 13
RSX Women -- -- 9 17
Nacra 17 -- -- -- --

 

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YNZ boardsailing coach declares kiteboarding ready for Rio

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Here is an excerpt of an article recently published in a New Zealand magazine:

Yachting New Zealand boardsailing coach Dave Robertson has declared kitesurfing ready for Rio, insisting criticisms of the fledgling Olympic class are ignorant talk.

Robertson has returned after New Zealand's first official dabble into the new Olympic sport, at the kiteracing world championships in Italy.

He was one of five Kiwis competing, finishing ninth in the 153-strong men's fleet in what was a highly useful reconnaissance mission. Justina Sellers was 10th in the women's fleet.

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