Kiteboarding: the best is yet to come | Photo: Ungaro/VKWC

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has announced that the upcoming Fuerteventura Kitesurfing World Championships will go ahead under the Virgin Kitesurf World Championships (VKWC) insignia.

The ISAF, the VKWC and the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) have met in London to discuss the future of professional kiteboarding and the official world tour.

"The positive and productive discussions between the parties included the exciting investment being made by Virgin in this growing area of the sport, and all bodies are working together to conclude a long-term agreement to govern the future management and operations of the Championship," ISAF tells in a statement.

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Fuerteventura: kiteboarding is under pressure | Photo: VKWC

René Egli, the organizer behind the Fuerteventura World Cup, is a man under pressure. Who will he respond to when the event kicks off in the Canary Islands?

The cancelation of the contract between the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) and the Virgin Kitesurf World Championships (VKWC) meant that only IKA can crown Freestyle world champions.

Nevertheless, and according to the organization led by Richard Branson, the Fuerteventura World Cup will go ahead, sanctioned by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), as a one-off event.

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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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