If authorities want to meet with whom represent the sport to discuss, let's say, conditions to keep a spot open for kite - how do they pick witch federation should they speak with?Toby wrote: ↑Wed May 16, 2018 3:36 pmwell said. I am happy for those who can participate in the Olympics...it must be magic.Jzh_perth wrote: ↑Wed May 16, 2018 5:24 amFor the athletes that love kite racing, how is it a bad thing to be able to participate in the Olympic Games as a sailor? I understand what IFKO are saying, but in my country IFKO have no pathway or established infrastructure to support a racing scene - we rely heavily on local sailing clubs to provide start boats and safety vessels, marker buoys and clubhouse facilities. So being part of the sailing scene is what enables us to compete, which is what we want at the end of the day.
As much as IFKO rant and rave about the illegality of what is happening, what is their solution or alternative ? Why should our young athletes miss the opportunity to compete in a high profile event like the OG ?
And for those not interested in course racing, then this whole thing between WS/IKA / IFKO must be irrelevant and uninteresting ( i expect).
A friend of mine went to the Olympics...a lifetime happening for him.
Maybe a compromise could be found?
IKA/WS take care of the racing and Olympia.
All other disciplines could be handled by Kitesports themselves, IFKO or whatever.
Now that would make sense to me.
longwhitecloud wrote: ↑Wed May 16, 2018 11:53 pmi was out kiting in the Hauraki Gulf and saw the Americas cup boat using a kite with my own eyes while kiting, the NZ Herald ran an article too. Oracles base was NZ. I have many friends that worked for AC.
Americas cup is a special event sanctioned by World Sailing. They sanctioned that a kite is not a sail. lol
The definition is that the yacht must be propelled by sails. A hydrofoil is a wing but does not propel.
not the foil but the massive multi part wing that replaced the mast and sail. You know your mates from the ac must have told you about? Made of carbon fibre and cylar film heat shrunk over the solid frame, powered by hydraulics and electronic stepper motors
They call it a wing, it propels. You say kites use wings, they also propel.
It is another example of how kiting was chosen to be part of sailing purely for olympic $. Double standards and a huge conflicts of interests ensue. Sailing has latched onto kiting as a parasite.
Tobys idea is certainly an improvement to World sailings claim that World Sailing is the authority of all kiteboarding on water. The GKA got soley involved to protect the kite industries interests.
Don't know Richard Gladwell but he seems to be from the country rated one of the 2 least corrupt countries on earth...NZ.
you must do? You have trotted out his words on other threads, linked to articles he has written or referenced
The kind of things discussed here will be discussed in court no doubt, it is pretty interesting stuff! Playing with our toys out on the ocean arguing about who is going to get their pocket money, and who has the legal right to fu#ck another sport over.
Why is there no world championship freestyle tour any more, a tour that had been running for many years previous to World Sailings attempted involvment?
no because the twat from
Best ran off with all the money and kites have generally been unable to put together anything resembling sustainability as soon as someone writes them a big cheque
Because of World Sailings legal threats.
Why will kiters be banned from competing if they enter a rival event on their list of banned events?
like when you were not allowed to compete on the KPWT and the PKRA at the same time? After 2002 and Mark Shinn won both? Like the same tour that prevented Gisela Pulido from competeing despite multiple world titles as she was too young but still a three time champion? All this Prior to WS evil meddling?
Because of World Sailings legal threats.
Why are their no longer any competition pro freestylers that were so awesome at promoting our sport?
maybe you should tell all the riders that compete at KPL events, marc Jacobs a fellow kiwi, Sam light, Aaron Hadlow, Jesse Richman, Noe Font etc that they don’t exist
Because of world sailing.
Why is it is huge risk to create your own event / format as a kiter?
Because of world sailing " they are the world authority of all kiteboarding on water" They will make legal threats and steal the idea/ intellectual property.
what has been stolen? Wtf?
What next.. they are going to threaten the kite park league/ the triple S when it conflicts with sailings business goals by putting them on the list of banned events?
tripple S is a stand alone event with no world title so don’t be so fucking stupid. KPL how is this event threatening WS business goals? And while we are at it, what are they then? I mean you think KPL is a threat so what are they threatening?
Why is it that the freestyle competition at one of the longest running and most prestigious kiting events Mondial Du Vent didnt hold the freestyle event with all the usual competitors that have supported developing and encouraging youth fir all those years
firstly no money, no money no event, secondly someone else came up with the sponsorship coin for another event that held it at a different location and time.
Or was that WS? Did they magically come up with the thousands of Euro needed and just gift it to the event organisers? Just for shits n giggles?
Because of World Sailing legal threats.
I love kiting, i dont like parasites that will create huge conflicts of interests.
I am looking ahead, looking out for kiting of which i like all disciplines.
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