The purpose of the International Knarr Association (IKA) is to standardize the sailing rules of the Knarr One Design class across the countries where she is raced. These countries are Norway, Denmark, Germany and the United States. The IKA has been a project in the works for over a decade and helps bring the fleet up to more ISAF One Design racing standards. While several countries still have slight differences in their boats, the fleets have more in common than they do not.
The joint effort that has created the IKA will undoubtedly help assure the continued success and longevity of this distinct international one design fleet.