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Just a reminder that 2014 annual memberships are due for the American Kiteboarding Association.
With Formula Nationals approaching valid membership is required to qualify for IKA points and to compete in IKA sanctioned events.
AKA membership supports kiteboard racing in the United States and in North America. The AKA has been instrumental in obtaining IKA points at regattas in the US, Mexico, and Canada. Along with the West Coast Tour the AKA has organized the host venues of the North Americans and US Nationals. These efforts are important for your world ranking as it relates to qualifying for the Worlds.
Last year the AKA successfully supported the election of Robbie Dean to the International Kiteboarding Association executive board. Over the past few years the AKA has put forward more rule amendments than any other association in the world.
Your membership in the AKA supports:
- North American regatta scheduling efforts and IKA points allocations
- The West Coast Tour
- Sponsorship efforts which bring live video and photographs to AKA events
- More Raceboard and Foilboard Events like “Ripping the Rio”
Most of your membership supports AKA representation at the IKA Annual General Meeting. The meeting is typically held in Europe. Each year we must send one representative which requires flight and lodging costs. With one AKA representative and our US-based IKA rep our voice is in the room is strong and can effectively steer international kiteboard racing in the right direction.
Please join today!
The American Kiteboarding Association is pleased to present the nominees for the 2013 Kite Racer of the Year. This is a group of highly accomplished sailors and the race will be close. The winner will be announced on February 19, 2014 at a prestigious ceremony, likely at the beach. Results will be posted at www.americankiteboarding.org and on Facebook at American Kiteboarding Association
Results and Information Available on the St. Francis Yacht Club Website!
October 11th, 12th and 13th in San Francisco Bay.
The San Diego Yacht Club has posted the notice of race and registration on the www.sdyc.org website.
From Artie Means,
San Diego YC is going to run our races this Saturday, Aug 3. They will have a boat to rescue us (which hopefully we wont need) along with my boat to help us out and bring water & beers.
This will be a pseudo test event for SDYC running the kite nationals in October, so the more guys the better
Meet 11 am in Coronado; Put this in google maps: 32.674368,-117.172176
Registration is free, click registration at the upper right corner of this link: http://sdyc.org/race/calendar/events/1395/
Please register, so we can show SDYC that we are interested. Just skip the ‘required’ us sailing # if you don’t have one.