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IKF / KPWT Status Information

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Last week the newly formed IKF, which is closely related to KPWT, has published a press release, claiming to be the new governing body for kiteboarding. While the backgrounds of this formation are quite obvious, this changes nothing on the fact that the only world wide governing body for any kind of sailing, including kiteboarding, is the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), as such recognized by the International Olympic Committee.

The IKA as an ISAF international class is managing the affairs of the kiteboarding class, which makes another organisation unneccessary and divisive.

The International Kiteboarding Association is representing national kiteboarding associations from almost 20 countries world wide, covering 5 continents, of which each is recognized by their national government, olympic committee or sailing association. IKA has sanctioned world wide tours like PKRA as well as regional tours in Asia and Europe, all of them contributing towards the world wide unified rankings.

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2009 IKA Annual General Meeting - Update

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The date of the 2009 IKA AGM is coming closer. The meeting will be held in Paris at the Paris Boat Show, the meeting starts at 10:00 hours in meeting room F8. Francois Cuizinaud from the FFVL will be available at the main entrance of the Paris Boat Show between 09:00 and 10:00 hours to give guidance to the meeting room.

The final agenda can be found below.

All full members are reminded to give a proxy vote in case of non-attendance to ensure that the quorum for the meeting will be met.

Beside the participation delegates from the national kiteboarding associations we also expect several guests from industry, media, kiteboarding schools and related organizations.

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IKA Race Management Seminar

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We are proud to announce the first ever IKA Race Management Seminar, organized in cooperation with the Belgium Association. The seminar is held in Ghent, Belgium, from 26.02.-28.02.2010.

The seminar will cover all aspects of general regatta organization and management, focus on kite racing but also cover the administrative tasks in expression and speed disciplines, and come to an end with an official race management exam.

Click here for the full programme and registration form

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