there you go, a world sailing statement just released... world sailing are the governing body of airstyle too...
""World Sailing is recognised by the IOC Associations of Summer Olympic International Federations and Global Association of International Sports Federations as the world governing body of the sport of sailing in all its forms, including all forms of kiteboarding on the water, and seeks to protect the rights of all kiteboarding stakeholders,
https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles ... g-position
if you get in the way of their stakeholders expect trouble regardless of if you use the term world championships. get in the way basically means if you are successful and they can leverage off your success.
they are the governing body of wave riding with a kite
hydrofoil freestyle, airstyle, downwind racing, kite wakeskating, kiting on water skis... it is just rediculous.
pop down to your local sailing club and ask them to organise an airstyle/ wave riding event, they have the stakeholders to defend. ... what a joke.
i sympathise with the kite racers too, led down a path by snakeoil salesman, and now some want to battle their fellow kiters simply because their olympic dream is fading. Priorities.