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Christmas Race Special Awards night

And after three days of intense race action out on the waters of Chalong Bay we reached the finale moment for the KTA Thailand Christmas Race Special presented by the Tamarind Villas Phuket – it was award time! The O2 Beach Club, part of the supporting sponsorship group from the Rawai Nai Harn business association, […] Read More

Final Day from the Christmas Race Special

Kiteboard racers crowned in twin tip and raceboard classes after tough competition in KTA 2013-14 season opener Friendship Beach, Phuket – Thailand’s Narapichit “Yo” Pudla and Germany’s Kathrin Borgwardt opened their bids to retain their Kite Tour Asia (KTA) course racing titles with dominant displays as the season kicked off in Phuket’s Chalong Bay.   […] Read More

Christmas Race Special – Day 2

Tight racing on day two of the Asian race series in Phuket cements overall leaders’ positions, though not without upsets Friendship Beach, Phuket – Thai rider Narapichit “Yo” Pudla put in an almost faultless day’s work at the Kite Tour Asia (KTA) Christmas Race Special, blowing away the opposition in the raceboard class by convincingly […] Read More

KTA Thailand Christmas Race Special – Day 1

Asia’s top kiteboard racers battle it out on the flat waters of Phuket’s Chalong Bay on day one of competition Friendship Beach, Phuket – The first day of Kite Tour Asia’s inaugural event of the 2013-14 season kicked off in high style with the region’s leading kiteboard racers fighting for position in the sheltered waters […] Read More

Nils Stolzlechner KTA Race Clinic

It’s been a flying start to the KTA Thailand Christmas Race Special with the Nils Stolzechner race clinic already in the bag.  Wind conditions played ball pretty much throughout the 3 day clinic, not super strong but good enough allowed Nils to cover the full programme and give all the riders a good mix of […] Read More

KTA Thailand Christmas Race Special

Following close on the heels of the highly successful and much acclaimed 2013 World Course Race Championships in China the KTA is back in action with the first event of its Asia Tour season –http://www.kiteboardtour.asia/event/kta-thailand-christmas-race-special/ The Christmas Race Special takes place from the 17-20 December in Phuket, Thailand and is a new venue for the […] Read More

Day 5 – 2013 IKA Kiteboard Course Race World Championship

New kiteboard race world champions crowned on day five of China event marked by light winds. Boao, Hainan – Reigning women’s kiteboard racing world champion Erika Heineken (USA) ended an almost flawless series to take successive titles on the final day of the event in China. But brother Johnny Heineken (USA) was deprived of a […] Read More

Day 4 – 2013 IKA Kiteboard Course Race World Championship

Lighter conditions cause upsets up and down the rankings on day four of the kiteboard racing worlds in China. Boao, Hainan – The lighter, shifting winds that graced day four of the kiteboard racing world championships threw a spanner in the works of the reigning title holders’ virtually unchallenged bid for back-to-back victories, while favouring […] Read More

Day 3 – 2013 IKA Kiteboard Course Race World Championship

Reigning champions Johnny and Erika Heineken dominate day three of course racing worlds in China. Boao, Hainan – Current title holders Johnny Heineken and sister Erika continued their domination of the kiteboard racing world championships on day three of the event being staged in China for the first time. But as competition intensified at the […] Read More

Day 2 – 2013 IKA Kiteboard Course Race World Championship

World’s leading kiteboard racers battle to cement their positions on day two of competition in Hainan, China. Boao, Hainan – In tight, fiercely competitive racing that characterised day two of the kiteboard racing world championships in China, the top riders fought hard to establish their position in the 160-strong fleet. But once again the current […] Read More

Day 1 – 2013 IKA Kiteboard Course Race World Championship

World’s top kiteboard racers enjoy a packed day of competition on day one of the championship making its inaugural stop in China. Boao, Hainan – Reigning kiteboard racing world champions, Johnny Heineken and sister Erika, continued where they left off the at last year’s finals in Italy. The siblings proved they were the duo to […] Read More

2013 IKA Kiteboard Course Race World Championship

China plays host to the world’s top kiteboard racers for the first time as riders fine-tune equipment and familiarize themselves with the conditions. Boao, Hainan – The 2013 kite racing world championships kicked off in spectacular fashion Tuesday with a firework-laced opening ceremony before the athletes blasted around the course in their final warm-up sessions […] Read More

ISAF Conference Report – Olympic Future?

It has been two very different weeks for the KTA with most of the team focused on the mission to bring together the 2013 World Course Race Championships over in China while elsewhere in Oman to be exact another KTA’er was at the ISAF Annual Conference. This is the gathering of all those people we […] Read More

2013 World Course Race Championships 10 days to go!

In just 10 days from now the first races of the 2013 World Championships will be underway and the top 160 kite racers in the world will be fighting out to become this year’s World Champions. As of today as we publish this news item riders from than 40 countries from across the globe are […] Read More

TT Class Racing ISAF Recognition?

TT racing is something that we all know and love already out here is Asia is about to get the chance to gain full class recognition with ISAF next week at its AGM Conference in Oman next week . The KTA (Kiteboard Tour Asia) has over the past year joined forces with the IKA (International […] Read More

The Outdoor Channel to feature the 2013 World Course Race Championships

King Bay and the KTA are extremely excited to be able to announce that we have reached an agreement with the Outdoor Channel to join the 2013 World Championships as the official regional broadcast partner. The Outdoor Channel have been a supporting media partner of the KTA Asian Championship Tour for the past two seasons […] Read More

New season format changes

Important information for this season is that there is a change in the way in which rankings and titles will be organised. As our sport continues to develop globally and the IKA strives to consolidate things for each discipline and deliver the new Olympic bid for 2020, we have agreed together a change in the […] Read More

KTA Asia Tour – the 13/14 Season Kickstart

Season five of the KTA Asian Championship Kiteboard Tour is almost on us  Once again we have fantastic host sponsor support in each country and our ever solid industry sponsors and media partners continue their amazing backing of the KTA (Kiteboard Tour Asia) but there is still time and opportunity for a further sponsors to […] Read More

The Coming KTA Season, Flashbacks and the 2013 World Championships

Worlds Although listed last in the title the 2013 IKA World Course Race Championships is one hell of a kick off to the new KTA season so we are going to talk about it from the start of this news update. It will be the biggest competition that the KTA has ever organised and not […] Read More

KTA Kite Kids Cook Island Style

Report by Kathrin Borgwardt – Head Coach and coordinator of the Kite Kids Project   You can’t imagine a better spot and playground in front of your house than the kids have on Rarotonga and Aitutaki. It would be a shame not to use it for kiting – shallow warm flat water, constant wind and […] Read More

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