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World Sailing

World Sailing

World Sailing is the world governing body for the sport of sailing, officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

World Sailing is responsible for:
the promotion of the sport internationally;
managing sailing at the Olympic and Paralympic Games;
developing the Racing Rules of Sailing and regulations for all sailing competitions;
the training of judges, umpires and other administrators;
the development of the sport around the world; and
representing the sailors in all matters concerning the sport.
The principle members of World Sailing are the 'Member National Authorities' (MNAs) and the 'Class Associations'.

The MNAs are the national governing bodies for sailing around the world and all their contact details are available in the MNA section.

Over 100 Class Associations are members of World Sailing which means they are entitled to hold a World Championship - more information about the different types of boat and board is available in the Classes and Equipment section.

Sponsor type
Governing Body
Website
sailing.org
Windguru

Windguru

Windguru is a special wind and weather forecasts provider for windsurfing, kitesurfing and other wind related sports, for any location on planet Earth. 

Windguru Live is all in one live wind & forecast service that comes with the Windguru Station. 

You can have a truly live weather icon on your webpage for your place available online in real time. Windguru Station 2 sends data every minute. All you need is internet within about 400 meters of the spot you want to measure.

Windguru is proud partner and live wind & forecast provider to the 2016 IKA Kiteboarding World Championships.

Sponsor type
Technical Partner
Website
windguru.com
Twitter
@windgurucz
Facebook
windguru.cz
North Kiteboarding

Cabrinha

Cabrinha provides premium kitesurfing equipment and premium service world wide to people with a passion for the sport from people with a passion for the sport. 

Inspired and driven by Maui-based waterman, Pete Cabrinha, the company became a subsidiary of the Pryde Group in 2000.  With Pete at the helm, the R&D, engineering, graphics and marketing facility is located just a few minutes from kite beach on Maui, Hawaii, which is perfectly situated for testing and sessions for the passionate crew of kitesurfers they employ.  With key employees located in Hong Kong overseeing their state of the art production facilities they ensure consistency and accuracy from design to production.  This paired with their world renowned team riders and vast sales & distribution network, selling and servicing over 40 country’s world wide, the company has climbed the ranks to become a leading kitesurfing brand, earning a great reputation for consistently producing high performance, high-quality, good-looking kitesurfing products.

Producing everything from kites to boards to accessories, Cabrinha has been able to lead kitesurfing into a new era of performance by keeping an open mind to all styles of riding and embracing new technologies.  With Cabrinha's R&D facility in Hawaii and their state of the art manufacturing facility in Hong Kong, the crew at Cabrinha has developed the best and safest kiteboarding gear on the market today.  Cabrinha kites are known throughout the kiteboarding community for their durable construction, huge depower range and user-friendly interface which make them ideal for novices to intermediate and advanced kitesurfers alike. With high performance quality gear designed for every style of riding there are no limits to your kitesurfing possibilities.

Selling and servicing over 40 country’s world wide, Cabrinha has your back no matter where it is you ride.  With the largest distribution network in the industry you can get the gear you want and the parts you may need quick and easily.  Their knowledge support staff is available to help with any and all technical questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To learn more about Cabrinha products visit cabrinhakites.com.

Sponsor type
Brand
Website
cabrinhakites.com
Facebook
CabrinhaKites
North Kiteboarding

North Kiteboarding


THE BRAND
North Kiteboarding is the world leading Kiteboardingequipment brand.
As a brand we’ve always stayed true to our foundations:
True Kiteboarding. Over the last 15 years, our passion anddrive has seen great success and achievements. We arecontinually working towards the support and growth ofthe Kiteboarding industry and the lifestyle it represents.

THE NORTH KITEBOARDING NOTION:
Our goal is to create an unforgettable experience for each and every individual, and to further evolve the sport and lifestyle through our products and Team Riders. Each member of the North Kiteboarding team loves to ride and is devoted to the products we create, develop and use everyday. We will continue to push the boundaries of innovation and design, and work hard to remain a key player in the growth of the sport. Our brand brings a lot of gratification and fulfilment, none of which would be possible without the sheer dedication and commitment from our customers, people and riders behind the brand.

LEADERS IN THE INDUSTRY
North Kiteboarding is the world’s leading Kiteboarding brand. The high-tech performance of our products, premium quality, innovative design and versatility of our product line are the foundations that we have built the brand on. This combined with our Team Riders, the North Kiteboarding lifestyle, our influential media output and wide distribution network, accumulates in our brand being the trendsetter of the industry.

Sponsor type
Brand
Website
northkites.com
Facebook
northkiteboarding
North Kiteboarding

Flysurfer

FLYSURFER Kiteboarding, a brand of Skywalk GmbH & Co. KG, is based in Marquartstein/Germany.
Since 2001 innovative and high quality products for the kite sport are developed, produced and distributed through a service orientated reseller network worldwide.

Flysurfer has a unique kite & kiteboard product portfolio mix, which consists of several different technologies: closed-cell, open-cell and single-skin foil kites, leading edge inflatable kites ... and an innovative approach to kiteboard development.

Whether you kite on land, snow or water, irrelevant of style, age, wind and weather conditions ... once you are touched by our fascinating sport, you just want to kite every day.

Sponsor type
Brand
Website
flysurfer.com
Twitter
@flysurfer
Facebook
flysurferkiteboarding
North Kiteboarding

Switch

Switch was founded by a group of dedicated water sports enthusiasts. Talented both on and off the water the group set out on a mission to revolutionize the kiteboarding world by making the sport ‘accessible to all’.

New Zealand based, the group embraced the worlds’ best, teaming up with renowned kitesurfing designer Bill Hansen (San Francisco), professional wave rider Felix Pivec (Hawaii) and world class kitesurfer Marc Jacobs (New Zealand) and attracting a talented group of Team Riders.

The team spent several years designing, perfecting and establishing this rebellious brand and thanks to their unique direct business model, which they intend to maintain, kiteboarders from across the globe can now access the worlds’ best pro design kite gear at wholesale prices.

What started as an idea from a backlash to the high cost of kitesurfing gear, has grown Switch into a brand supported globally by a group of extreme athletes, and dedicated loyalist kiters. Fuelled by adventures far and wide, driven by passion and continually pushing boundaries Switch will continue its quest to make kitesurfing accessible and to create the products you love.

Sponsor type
Brand
Website
switchkites.com
AETHIC

AETHIC

Aethic is a London-based skincare company that has awoken the world to better skin protection from the sun and to the damage done by most other sunscreens to marine life.

Aethic’s Sôvée sunscreen has triple-filter protection, organic moisturisers, Vitamin E and only food grade preservatives. The Sôvée formula is the only one in the world to be patented ecocompatible and to be certified marine positive.

Its range of face creams is gaining great recognition and its Aethic l’Air Bien in-flight rehydration cream has just become the favoured product for the business class of Blue Panorama Airlines.

Aethic is a great supporter of kiteboarding and counts some internationally recognised competitors like Annelous Lammerts, Kelly Schouten, Hannah Whiteley, Annabel van Westerop and Katja Roose as its users or brand ambassadors. It is the official sunscreen supplier not only of IKA and KTA (Kiteboarding Tour Asia) but also Land Rover BAR - Britain’s challenger for the America’s Cup in sailing.

Sponsor type
Technical Partner
Website
aethic.com
Twitter
@aethic
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World Championships Standings

  1. Freestyle Men
  2. Freestyle Women
  3. Big Air Men
  4. Big Air Women
  5. Wave Men
  6. Wave Women
Rank
 
Rider
Nationality
Sponsor
Points
1.
positomartinez
   Posito MARTINEZ
Dominican Republic
dasillva
2040
2.
mario
   Carlos MARIO
slingshot
2000
3.
zoon
   Youri ZOON
slingshot
1915



 

Rank
 
Rider
Nationality
Sponsor
Points
1.
estefaniarosa
   Estefania ROSA
cabrinha
2615
2.
kajiyabruna
   Bruna KAJIYA
airush
1915
3.
vanwesteropannabel
   Annabel VAN WESTEROP
1855



 

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2016 Sailing World Cup Final Melbourne - Formula Kite Medal Race 2
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