The wind forecast is looking reasonable for Saturday and a chance on Sunday. Milang tends to pop up for a mid afternoon blow so hopefully it kicks in early.

The main Comp Zone will be set up off the northern side of the sand spit  (flat water area) with the kicker and slider off to the side. There’ll also be the Downwind race and Slalom course area on the eastern edge of the spit.

A BBQ lunch will be available from the Milang Regatta Club in the early afternoon each day for Competitors and public alike. Competitors will receive lunch included both days.

The proposed format for the weekend will be:

Saturday 21st of Feb

12pm:  Registration

1pm: Competitor Briefing

1.30pm: Division Heats commence

4pm: Individual Expression Session- Competitors bust their largest moves glamour style: 1 person after another.

5pm: Division Finals

6pm: Downwind race

7pm onwards: Dinner and drinks at the Regatta Club

Sunday 22nd of Feb

Morning: Breakfast at the Regatta Club

12pm: Free ride slider and kicker

1pm: Slider and Kicker Comp

2pm: Pt Sturt Downwinder including Slalom Course

5:30pm: Presentations

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 2009 PKRA World Tour schedule

The Professional Kiteboard Riders Association (PKRA) has published the official 2009 World Contest Schedule.

There will be nine events starting with Mondial du Vent (April) and finishing with the Teri Kite Pro (November).

These are the 2009 PKRA World Tour stops and dates:

Mondial du Vent 2009 Apr-11-2009 - Apr-16-2009

Mexico Kitesurf World Cup Apr-22-2009 - Apr-26-2009

Tarifa Kite Pro 2009 Jul-01-2009 - Jul-05-2009

Kite Masters 2009 Jul-08-2009 - Jul-12-2009

Fuerteventura PKRA Kiteboarding Grand Slam 2009 Jul-18-2009 - Jul-22-2009

Colgate Kitesurf World Cup 2009 Jul-25-2009 - Aug-02-2009

Kite Racing Mundial PKRA Sep-17-2009 - Sep-20-2009

Kite-Extreme Brazil 2009 Sep-23-2009 - Sep-27-2009

Teri Kite Pro 2009 Nov-25-2009 - Nov-29-2009

PKRA no longer cooperating with IKA

The International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) regrets to announce, that the PKRA has decided to go its own way instead of cooperating with IKA, KPWT and other organizers towards the unification of competition kiteboarding.

The PKRA had stated in an earlier press release, that they recognize the IKA as governing body for kiteboarding.

This, after hard negotiations had let to a common position with the clear commitment by the PKRA not to apply for special event status towards the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) but to work with the IKA, national kiteboarding associations and other tour operators.

As emerged now, an application for special event status has been raised again by the PKRA at the ISAF Council meeting last weekend, breaking the agreement achieved with the IKA before. These facts doesn’t make it reasonable to finalize the negotiations between IKA and PKRA at the moment.

It is expected, that the ISAF will reject the application for special event status and we hope that we can resume constructive negotiations with the PKRA thereafter.

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