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Feb 08, 2016

GKA statement on tours and events 2016

The 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…
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Riders hotel information for the first KWC round in El Gouna

IKA 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…

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Turkey confirmed to host a round of the 2016 Kiteboarding World Championships

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mercedes-benz-go-bozcaada-festivali-renkli-goruntulere-sahne-olduThe idyllic island of Bozcaada will play host for another fantastic kiteboarding event in 2016 as a round of the Kiteboarding World Championships.

The new venue in the northern part of the Aegean Sea has offered fantastic conditions at last years IKA European Formula Kite Championships and for the Turkish National Championships in Freestyle and Big Air. Constant strong winds blow side-onshore but the water remains flat thanks to offshore reefs.

The event is planned to be held in the middle of August, when the strongest winds usually blow over day and night.

Central transportation from Istanbul will be arranged by the local organizers. More information, Notice of Race and registration will be available with the complete 2016 Kiteboarding World Championships Schedule in January.

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Statement regarding GKA press release from December 26, 2015

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IKA-KiteboardingWorldChampionship middleThe International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) is aware of the press release published by the GKA, the association of the kiteboarding industry, from December 26, 2015.

Already in March 2015, IKA had offered the Professional Kite Tour (PKT) a more than reasonable contract that would have allowed competitions conducted by PKT under IKA sanctioning. For reasons now known to IKA, PKT has chosen not to reply to IKA's offers and instead seek to go it's own way.

IKA very much appreciates and values the input of the industry and has included the industry in a recent questionaire on rules and developments for all kiteboarding disciplines in the 2016 Kiteboarding World Championships.

It is however important to note, that GKA is in no position to take any decisions regarding world kiteboarding competitions, only World Sailing and the International Kiteboarding Association can take any such decisions.

The 2016 Kiteboarding World Championships schedule as well as the Notice of Race and the rules and juding system applicable are expected to be published in early January.

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