As announced previously this year, the PKT (formerly PKRA and organiser of the VKWC) have been awarded the prestigious Special Event Status sanctioned by ISAF. This has now been further clarified, as the PKT has been granted the right to run a World Tour by ISAF. The Special Event Status is used for prestigious events such as Volvo Ocean Race, America’s Cup and the PWA Windsurfing World Tour and is awarded to events with a high profile commercial character. The World Tour has been keen to achieve such status since 2007 because it allows the flexibility that commercially run events require. With this ruling ISAF follows its experience from Windsurfing where the PWA tour runs successfully under ISAF Special Event Status.