2009 Langebaan Downwind

The 2009 Resolution Langebaan Downwind Dash will be held from Saturday January 17 to Sunday January 19 2009 at Langebaan, South Africa.

The regatta gives points for the annual ranking of the IKA world ranking.

The event will be organised by Saldanha Beach Sailing Club as the LOA, for and on behalf of the IKA.

The event will be based starting from Langebaan Beach.

During January, the weather conditions are usually: average wind of 15 to 25 knotts sout/south west water conditions: average temperature 17 Celsius.

The winner of the event scores 100 points, others are ranked accordingly.

The maximum size of the fleet is 300 competitors, including women and all wildcards.

This event shall be a single discipline event.

Divisions are: Kite, Windsurfer, Catamaran. Only the Kite division counts for the IKA world
ranking.

The registration will take place on the beach at the parking area Langebaan.

Read more...

IKA will meet with kiteboarding associations 

The IKA conference with national kite associations is confirmed for the weekend 24./25. of January in Dusseldorf during boot exhibition.

The meeting is mainly intended to constitute the relationship between the IKA and the national associations in a multilateral meeting, as well as negotiating about extending the IKA with the necessary sub-committees, their roles and responsibilities etc.

Depending on further pre-negotiations, the IKA might invite additional private tour operators and organizers to bi-lateral consultations.

The provisional agenda is as follows, amendmends may be made from feedback received and times adjusted after confirmation date of attendance:

TOP 1: Welcome and introduction
TOP 2: Brief overview about IKA history, ISAF actions and decision, responsibility, rights
TOP 3: IKAs idea of integrating national kite associations and other sub-committees (voting and non-voting)
TOP 4: Questions and answers
- break -
TOP 5: Constitution of national class associations sub-committee
TOP 6: Responsibilities of national class associations sub-committee
TOP 7: Election of interim seat toward the IKA committee
TOP 8: Constitution of audit sub-committee (more information to follow as well as nominations)
TOP 9: Responsibilities of audit sub-committee and appointments / election of interim seat
- break - negotiations with manufacturers if necessary
TOP 10: Constitution of manufacturers sub-committee (more information to follow)
TOP 11: Responsibilities of manufacturers sub-committee
- break -
TOP 12: Constitution of expression sub-committee (more information to follow)
TOP 13: Responsibilities of expression sub-committee
TOP 14: Constitution of racing sub-committee (more information to follow)
TOP 15: Responsibilities of racing sub-committee
TOP 16: Constitution of speed sub-committee (more information to follow)
TOP 17: Responsibilities of speed sub-committee
- break -
TOP 18: bi-lateral consultations with tour operators and individual organizers (to be individually invited)

photos, press release etc.
end of conference

Read more...

Asociacion Argentina de Kitesurf

The International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) has affiliated its next national member association, the Asociacion Argentina de Kitesurf (AAK).

The number of national associations joining the International Kiteboarding Class Association is growing, and all national associations are invited to join in, to get their national events included into the world ranking and to become member of the nation associations sub-committee to give further input for the development of the class.


IKA Affiliate Members

Asociacion Argentina de Kitesurf
Kiteboarding sveza Slovenije
Federazione Kitesurf Italiana
German Kitesurf Association

Read more...