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Sõda lohesurfis: lühendite lahing

KPWT, PKRA, IKA, IKF, VKWC, PKT, WKT, IFKO and more recently, GKA, and KRU. Kiteboarding is at war with itself. In the past ten years, kiteboarders and kite fans have met an endless number of acronyms.
Because kiteboarding got under the umbrella of sailing, it never quite got its independent voice. Now, the sport of kiteboarding has hit rock bottom. You can't tell who supports who, and World Sailing doesn't seem to be worried about the future of the sport.


A water start (also called a board start) is the critical skill to learn when you have mastered controlling your kite and body dragging. This will be your first real taste of kitesurfing.

The steps are (for a water start to the left):

Right of way rules

Right of way rules determine who has the "right of way" and who should "yield, or get out of the way" when passing.