2015 Formula Kite World Championships: sailing under the sun | Photo: Icarus Sailing Media

Maxime Nocher and Elena Kalinina have conquered the 2015 Formula Kite World Championships, in Gizzeria, Italy.

In the last day of competition, Oliver Bridge tangled with Blazej Ozog on a tack while ahead in the third of the day's four medal races and was awarded a costly disqualification.

The jury only made a decision after the fleet's last race. Bridge, 17, was inconsolable after seeing his title bid evaporate for the second year in succession. Nocher caught a plastic bag in the water, broke a fin and placed eighth in his day's final race.

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Virgin Kitesurf World Championships: stop it, say IKA | Photo: VKWC

The International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) has decided to cancel all agreements with the Virgin Kitesurf World Championships (VKWC).

The governing body for the sport of kiteboarding will no longer allow the Freestyle World Tour to be run under the organization led by Richard Branson.

IKA intends to oversee the running of the forthcoming two confirmed events in Fuerteventura, Spain, and St Peter Ording, Germany. The decision puts an end to months of negotiations between both parties.

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Carlos Mario: superb performance in Tarifa | Photo: Romatsova/VKWC

Carlos Mario and Karolina Winkowska have claimed the Tarifa Kitesurfing World Championships 2015, in Spain.

In the final day of competition, riders were greeted by wind gusts up to 40 knots. Tarifa is one of the windiest spots in Europe, and professional kiteboarder had the chance to taste all its power.

In the Men's final, Mario and Marc Jacobs started with the same perfect front blind mobes, setting the tone and announcing that it was going to be a stiff competition. Despite crashing, Carlos returned with a new kite and landed an incredible double heart attack to steal the show.

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