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?
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.