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Slots for the 2011 Slalom/Kitecross Worlds filling up quickly

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More than 50% of the available slots for the upcoming slalom/kitecross world championships in Murcia, Spain, from October 12 to 16 are already taken.

The 2011 Slalom/Kitecross world championships will be held as a pure downwind slalom without any obstacles, and run in elimination systems with a flying start.

Registration is open until September 30, but it is not guaranteed that there will be slots available until the end, so it is advisable to register as soon as possible.


Attention Racers: Development of Class and Championship Rules

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In our recently published article about the meetings we had in St. Peter Ording regarding the develoment of the class and championship rules for racing we forgot to add an important topic.

All feedback we received from the riders has been forwarded to the executive committee as recommendation from the athletes, and will result in submissions made to the AGM. However, every competitor is highly encouraged to think about what has been said and reported, and to discuss it with his national kite class association.

The decisions in the end are made by the AGM, and only the national kite associations which are members of the IKA have a vote here, so if you want to change things, then get in touch with your class to ensure they are voting in your interest.

One of the main outcomes of the meetings in St. Peter Ording was that there are a lot of opinions, especially about numbers of kites and poduction equipment. We surely learned this year that 3 kites create problems for a majority of riders, so change on this specific matter is quite likely, however it is up to you riders to discuss with your representatives what a good number will be. Same for the other issues.

So again, everybody is encouraged to discuss these (and any other issues) with their representatives, and in return all national kite associations are encouraged to get in touch with their members to get their feedback.


Attention Racers: Production Equipment Rules for 2012 Update

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Here is an update on what rules will apply for any equipment used in Course Racing Competition.

The main idea is to make competition fair, which requires that every competitor can go in a shop and buy competitive equipment from the shelf. So, no more custom made boards or prototype kites. All equipment needs to be registered by the manufacturers and can then be found on a list on the IKA website. Only when the equipment is listed on this list it is allowed to be raced in international competitions.

National Associations may make different arrangements and allow older custom mades or non-registered equipment for an interim period to grow kiteboard racing locally, but for international competition these are the rules:

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