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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KPWT Essaouira

The event starts on the 5th December and will run until the 13th. Prize money for this grand finale is set at 30000 Euros.

The five disciplines being held will be Freestyle, Wave Masters, Course racing, juniors and Kiteloop. It has been an electrifying year on the KPWT, with some world-class kiteboarding, spread out over 4 continents, hosting 8 splendid events and a lifestyle that can only be dreamt about.

The tour has travelled through Germany, France, Portugal, Spain, across the Atlantic to Brazil and Canada and held two events in Morocco. Essaouira, plays host to the final of the year and has invited over 45 professional kiteboarders from 17 countries.

This event promises to encourage a high standard from all riders, as the final podium spots are up for grabs.

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