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Master and Youth 2014 Race World Championship

Postby Toby » Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:13 pm


Master and Youth 2014

Press Release #1 2014, April 24.


Cagliari, 2014, april 24. The Yacht Club Cagliari and the famous Poetto Beach will be again at center stage of the kiteboarding world, hosting the Master and Junior World Championship Race from May 12th until May 18th.

It's the third time that '6th stop' of the Sardinia capital most famous Poetto beach, host a world championship.

It was in 2002 the 'Cagliari Kite Worlds' essentially the first world championship wakeboard freestyle of a rising sport, until 2012 with the Kiteboard Racing World Championship of an established sport opening his doors to the Olimpics.

Mirco Babini, new elected IKA world President is the man behind the project, in combination with the well known efficency of the Yacht Club Cagliari.

“ I’ll put my effort in many directions in this new assignment – says Babini,originally from Faenza but now living in Sardinia- as to get kiteboarding at the Olimpycs, have our discipline together with the Elite of the ISAF Sailing World Cup tour with the top sailor of the world, follow and help the actual sanctioned event as PKRA, KTE, KTA and KSP to grow and spread their stops in other nations, open new frontiers to have younger and new riders for our future, keeping our eyes to the schools and coaches. We need to have different approaches in the future for who is learning kiteboarding “.

The Master & youth racing world championship is definetly the best step towards these goals. Combining the veterans of the sport (over 35 years) with the young new talents below 18 years.

Are going to see new rules in race for 2014 compare to the 2012 world championship, we asked Babini?

“Actually there are not many new rules. The key issue is that the class rules changed from “open” to “closed”. The only bigger change is that now all new kites must have the true kite size declared and printed on the outside of the canopy”.

The event in Cagliari can be also an antecipation of kitesurf in the Olympic Games of Tokyo.

Mirco Babini is positive on the subject.

“A final decision might have to wait till 2017, but the IOC is very interested. They are also interested to include kiteboarding already in the Youth Olympic Games 2018 in Buenos Aires. We are waiting for an official letter from IOC at the moment and can then disclose on what format they want to see. “

For more information

http://www.internationalkiteboarding.or ... rse-racing

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