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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.

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Governing Body
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sailing.org
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.

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Brand
Website
flysurfer.com
Twitter
@flysurfer
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flysurferkiteboarding
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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