Let the Air Games Begin:
Before the microprocessor consumed the consumer and youth sports became an industry, kids might be found on a windy day ripping across an empty parking lot, sailing their skateboards with bedsheets.
These early kites have now been transformed into a unique corner of World Sailing‘s jurisdiction as it oversees all things to do with competitive sailing. The two organizations which fulfill this responsibility are the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) and the Global Kitesports Association (GKA).
Whereas the IKA is in charge of course racing, the GKA manages expression events such as big air and freestyle. While there are only so many ways to race around buoys, there i…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Let the Air Games Begin, Editor
International Match Racing Rankings:
The World Sailing Match Race rankings as of March 14 finds Phil Robertson (NZL) and Anna Kjellberg (SWE) continuing their reign at the top of the Open and Women’s divisions.