The IKF (International Kiteboard Federation) is the World Governing Body for kiteboarding. The IKF have been granted full World Championship Title rights for the sport.

The IKF is an organisation that is working to develop the sport of Kiteboarding at all levels.

This includes competitions, education within the sport, judging courses and stringent criteria for judges, kitesurfing activities for the young riders (junior competitions) and a unified blanket under which the sport will fall.

The IKF provides guidance and advice to its members around the world on matters such as competition, judging, education, anti doping and other areas of development of the sport.

The IKF creates added value for everybody involved in Kiteboarding on a national and international level and will offer manuals and other forms of feedback and advice.

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The International Kiteboard Federation and FKI (Federazione Kiteboard Italiana) have entered into an agreement to work together for Kiteboarding and the progression of the sport.

The IKF will work closely with the FKI.

Paolo Silvestri, the president of the FKI and will be President of Honour of the IKF. He has worked for the last 10 years to develop the sport in Italy and has organized many Italian championships.

Andrea Siquiera Silva IKF president: “This is great step for the IKF and we welcome the opportunity to work with the FKI. The IKF is growing as a Federation and we are pleased with the progress already.”

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2009 KPWT Essaouira

A skippers meeting was held after a long breakfast, giving the riders time to relax into the Moroccan lifestyle.

The first heats of the single elimination for men kicked off the competition at 15h00.

The draw was finalized and conditions started to pick up to 15-20 knots. Leander Vyvey (BEL, JN) and Matthiew Judic (FRA, CABRINHA) had a well-contested 2nd round match-up with both riders looking good and riding well with what was on offer.

Unfortunately as the competition started to heat up, the temperature went the other way along with the sun.

Allowing only enough time to finish the second round for men. This evening played host to a press conference at the prestigious ATLAS hotel inviting local media to interview the professional riders and ask any questions surrounding the exciting world of the KPWT.

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