IFKO LETTER TO IOC
"this IOC´s abuse is leading dramatically to serious accidents including deaths."
"IOC is selling our sport with no authorization."
"Why does IOC want to insert a Kitesurfing discipline in the Olympics without its own Kitesports Federation?"
"people die because of bad decisions coming from people outside a specific independent sport."
"shocking increase of the number of deaths and severe accidents, caused because our very specific “Off-the-Beach Sport” organization is being illegally forced to be under a totally different “nautical sport”, thus blocking the Kite´s independent national association’s specific safety and training work."
- WINGSURF - (WINGFOIL; WINGWAVE; WINGFREESTYLE; WINGSPEED;WINGDISTANCE)
- WINGLAND - (WINGWHEELS; WINGSKATE; WINGMOUNTAINBOARD; WINGLAND SPEED; WINGLAND RACE; WINGLAND FREESTYLE)
- WINGSNOW - (WINGSNOW SKI; WINGSNOW BOARD; WINGSNOW FRESTYLE;WINGSNOW RACE; WINGSNOW SPEED)
KITESURFING INSIDE WORLD SAILING IS ILLEGAL
During April´s IFKO AGM in Guincho, Cascais, Portugal, President Fernandes expressed his legal perspective about Kitesurfing’s current situation in order to break the deadlock created between the 2 federations, IFKO and WS, and stop WS's illegal abuse of their dominant position that causes great damage and injury to the competitions, Kite structures, at International as well as National levels.
IFKO is proud to announce that Mr Franz Olry, the Inventor of the Twin Tip kite board, is now our Honorary Member, joining Mr Bruno Legaignoux, the Inventor of the inflatable kite. Welcome to IFKO!