The Professional Kiteboard Riders Association (PKRA) formally requested a meeting today with the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) through its Executive Secretary Markus Schwendtner to have face to face discussions regarding several issues that the PKRA and IKA have raised since IKA's formal recognition by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF).
Sylt, the best and the most beautiful place to hold a kiteboarding event in Germany will be the scene of the Westerland Kitesurf World Cup, scheduled in June, 16th to 21th 2009, 50,000 euros prize money.
The International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) has published a strong open letter to the PKRA regarding the fragmentation of kiteboarding and its competitions. Here's what IKA has to say:
In 2009, plan a trip to New Brunswick. More precisely to Caraquet. Roch Chiasson and his group have been busy trying to organize a wind and kite event as part of the Congrès mondial acadien which will be held in 2009.
It is with great pleasure that we announce that the Civil Aviation Safety Authority has agreed to extend their permit by an extra 300m south of the Torrens Mouth at Henley Beach South.