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Re: How much do top riders make?

Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:52 am
by longwhitecloud
World Sailing (kiteboardings self proclaimed owners)

IOC OLYMPIC funding alone ( aside from other avenues): $15 million

Director annual: ( cannot sail) $260 000

World Sailing rebranding logo: $150 000

Their kite events don't even cover costs for competitors and yet they like to use the term professional to market themselves.

World sailing made legal threats to kiteboarder run events a few years ago after suddenly deciding that they owned kiteboarding after being threaten with sailing being kicked out of the olympics altogether. They voted in kitebiarding even though many sailing voters didn't even want it as part of sailing.. to ensure ongoing funding. They were told to urbanise sailing or else.

Reports say they are facing bankruptcy now due to party vast salary expenses.

So how did the handouts to kiteboarding, sailings saviour fair out if this $15 million + so far?

F#$ all.

Kiteboardings lack of self rule has made things way worse for pro kiteboarder salarys.

Worst thing ever for kiteboarding.

Don't support world sailing, or any member bodies including the GKA.

Re: How much do top riders make?

Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:51 pm
by Jamesconn300
Shaun made F-U money perhaps. Many millions im sure. He is an exception- i assume - and not the rule.