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IKA terminates sanctioning for KPWT events

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:59 pm
by Toby
IKA News:

IKA terminates sanctioning for KPWT events

We regret to announce, that all future KPWT events are not sanctioned anymore by the International Kiteboarding Association and thus do not count for the world rankings.

The KPWT has been in material and persistent breach of the sanctioning agreement between IKA and KPWT, and has failed to remedy this breach after being requested to do so. Therefore the IKA had to terminate the sanctioning agreement with immediate effect to protect the interest of their national members and competitors.

All past events of the 2009 season do still count for the world ranking, and competitors are allowed to enter the remaining KPWT events in 2009 without consequences.

For more information, do not hesitate to contact us.

Re: IKA terminates sanctioning for KPWT events

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:06 pm
by JON MODICA
Hey Toby,
Few quick questions.
Who is on the board of the IKA
and how did they come into their positions?
Also, how are future members elected?

Are they at all connected with PASA? or others?

Thanks
-Jon

Re: IKA terminates sanctioning for KPWT events

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:19 pm
by kitesurfrabbi
haha, sounds like the KPWT becomes a legit tour now

Re: IKA terminates sanctioning for KPWT events

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:43 pm
by kitesurf66
John, those guys are a bunch of tour promoters that elected themselves to be the int'l representatives that govern the sport. As already said, now the KPWT is legit. Too bad that PKRA gave in to the IKA.

K66

Re: IKA terminates sanctioning for KPWT events

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:52 am
by kitegrommet
What does this really actually mean?
Was their to be a combining of scores from the tours?

What about riders on the KPWT tour?

Re: IKA terminates sanctioning for KPWT events

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:53 am
by pdkite
so now if PKRA pulls out from IKA then there will be no world tour that will be ''sanctioned'' by IKA, whoever the f*** they are.

PKRA shoulda stuck with ISA

Re: IKA terminates sanctioning for KPWT events

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:41 am
by Toby
Jon, check here for answers: www.internationalkiteboarding.org

Re: IKA terminates sanctioning for KPWT events

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:20 am
by Nico
Sorry if I am a bit slow here, but "to protect the interest of their national members and competitors" coming from the IKA sounds a bit odd to me. I am presuming that the "I" in IKA means international.
What nation are we talking about ?
Nico

Re: IKA terminates sanctioning for KPWT events

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:02 pm
by SBBeachbum
IKA is run by some German computer yuppie who has aspirations to take over the world of kitesurfing.

Re: IKA terminates sanctioning for KPWT events

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:33 pm
by THE POWER
IKA = GAY!