Day one of the Burn Kitesurf World Cup commenced with two ladders of slalom in the morning and concluded with 23 heats of the kite masters.  Oswald Smith and Christine Boenniger dominated both finals and no one as yet set himself apart in the kite masters. Smith, Corniel, Serin, Scholte, Kerneur and a few more […]

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The 2013 Kite Oceanics Championships will be a part of the International Kiteboarding Association’s (IKA) annual course racing calendar, held under the auspices of both the IKA and International Sailing Federation (ISAF). The event will start on the 10th and run through until the 15th of December, beginning with qualifying heats and culminating in a […]

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The International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) Technical Committee has thoroughly discussed the issue of kites currently falling under the “grandfathering rule” of class rule B.1.2. Class Rule B.1.2 states, that ‘production kites built before 2012 will be included on the relevant Production Equipment List‘. The intention of this class rule was to allow old kites to be continued […]

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The fourth PKRA slalom event of the season will take place in Istanbul Turkey, along with the special event the Kite Masters.  Slalom is becoming the up-and-coming discipline with new riders developing and an exciting new format.  The races are high-speed, highly technical, extremely competitive and very fun to watch.  Alongside the slalom racers, some top riders […]

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Gisela Pulido and Alex Pastor are the winners of the 100th PKRA event in Fuerteventura at the World Cup.  Aaron Hadlow moves back up to fourth and Novotna climbs on the last podium spot.  The Fuerteventura winds were full on, with men riding in between five to seven meter kites and girls were on five […]

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Forty knots welcomed the riders this morning for the beginning of the double elimination at the PKRA Fuerteventura World Cup.  The race director decided to start with the women because the forecast was calling for more wind in the afternoon.  The women were already on five to six kites and the men on five to seven meters.  Alexander […]

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The penultimate day of competition at the 2013 Kiteracing European Championships was a critical one with the top riders having to perform at their best in order to advance to the platinum fleet tomorrow. Four races for the men and two for the women with everything at stake – all the riders were fully focused. […]

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The opening day of slalom at the PKRA Fuerteventura World Cup was extremely exciting, with many surprising results, high speed racing, spectacular crashes and good fun.  Oswald Smith from South Africa and Gisela Pulido from Spain are in the lead after three races, with many contenders like Kerneur, Withington, Winkowska and Novotna in close second and third.  Tomorrow the […]

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At the Beetle Kitesurfing World Cup, two full rounds of racing were completed in Saint Peter Ording Germany. The racing did not start until four in the afternoon, but once it was underway the action was intense. Julien Kerneur won both finals today using his production RRD K-Rapida board. On the men’s side of racing […]

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