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Negotiating the Future of Kiteboard Competition

Published on February 29th, 2016

After recent negotiations between Kiteboard Riders United (KRU) and International Kiteboarding Association (IKA), a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed February 27 to ensure a bright future for professional kiteboarding and the disciplines of Freestyle, Big Air, Wave, and Slalom.

The talks between KRU and IKA also involved the organizers of the upcoming 2016 events in El Gouna, Leucate, Dakhla, Fuerteventura and Fehmarn, so that there is a joint understanding of the cooperation between the riders union representing the world’s best riders and the sanctioning authority for the only official World Sailing recognized Kiteboarding World Championships.

KRU is fully satisfied that the commercial interests of the riders are protected and can be marketed to grow. IKA has ensured that the contest management and judging is completely independent from outside influence and conflict of interest, and will also ensure contest management and competition formats to the world’s highest standards through World Sailing procedures and officials.

The Notice of Race and the rules are available at

Source: IKA

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