As a lifelong sailor, I agree. ISAF has been a mess for years and if the rumors are true, it's a viper's nest of smokey room dealings and buddy-buddy business contracts. Sailors have been bitching about poor ISAF leadership as long as I can remember; this has less to do with sailors being involved and more specifically with the people who run ISAF. The International Olympic Committee does business directly with ISAF and has basically told the IKA "we don't want to hear from you directly, we want to hear from you through ISAF." I can't help but wonder if that was designed by someone at ISAF to make them relevant and keep them in the loop. Either way, there has always been drama between the national/international branches of the global sailing community, especially when the Olympics get involved. Just look at the limp-wristed response from ISAF to the IOC regarding the Rio water quality crisis for the upcoming games. Sailors have been hospitalized in critical condition due to known water quality issues at the venue and ISAF's response has been to essentially say, "just suck it up and deal with it."longwhitecloud wrote: Kiteboarding needs actual kiteboarders running the show, and no involvement from sailing! It is unfortunate that people fell for the olympic carrot and listened to those whose prime motivation was $$$$ and not kiteboarding. Well that is what happens..
edt wrote:i got you. It's the companies. I am down with that. I have to say there's no ozone and no liquid force so yeah have to wonder what the politics of this organization is. What is ACT AGENCY GmbH?
I think I'm gonna ignore this GKA thing for now because it has nothing to do with the riders it has nothing to do with the ISAF, it doesn't have all the manufacturers just some of them.
They do have Best so in a way they should be on the WKT side right?
I know...that'd be some BS though seeing that they took so long to announce the AGM in the first place and didn't give member nations enough time to submit proposals. Look at the AKA's proposal number 13-15...it says exactly that, so they're asking the IKA to change the rules so that this sort of short-fused nonsense won't happen in the future. Proposal 14-15 then asks for the ability to do online voting or web-based meetings so that you don't have to buy a plane ticket to Rome just to voice your opinion to the Executive Committee.Toby wrote: The following 5 submissions are subject to prior acceptance by the AGM as urgent late submissions
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