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KB4girls International Female Kite Week

December 1st to 7th saw the second successful KB4girls International Female Kite Week taking place across the globe The International Female Kite Week included a whole host of events and activities from big down- winders, to coaching sessions such as the Lewis Crathern clinic in Mui Ne, parties, equipment raffles and social media competitions. Linking […] Read More

Team Bridge Takes Lighthouse to Leighton

Olly Bridge storms home to win the 2014 Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton – and his mum Steph Bridge wins fastest female In perfect weather conditions 17-year-old Olly Bridge from Devon, UK stormed across the Indian Ocean from Rottnest Island, Western Australia to win the fifth annual Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton kiteboarding race today. […] Read More

Bridge wins ISAF World Cup as IOC looks on

Britain’s Olly Bridge, at just 17 one of the youngest Formula kite racers at the International Sailing Federation world cup in Abu Dhabi, swept away the opposition to clinch victory in the winner-takes-all shoot-out final, a closely contested affair played out in the new Short Track format. Bridge pipped reigning world champion Maxime Nocher (FRA) […] Read More

Abu Dhabi ISAF World Cup Day 3 Update

British rider Olly Bridge cemented his dominance of the Formula kite International Sailing Federation world cup final in Abu Dhabi with a clean sweep of five bullets on day three of the competition where the experimental Short Track Format is being trialed. But current course board world champion Maxime Nocher (FRA) trails Bridge, 17, by […] Read More

ISAF World Cup Kiteboard’s Midway Review

British teenager Olly Bridge topped the standings after the opening heats of the Formula kite Short Track racing at International Sailing Federation’s (ISAF) world cup final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, tied on points with the Spanish rider Florian Trittel. Former world champion Florian Gruber (GER) lies third, just a few points off the […] Read More

Olympic Kiting is Short-track the way?

Kiteboarding is set to take a vital step closer to a coveted Olympics’ berth when new Short Track racing is showcased at the International Sailing Federation’s (ISAF) sailing world cup grand final in Abu Dhabi next week. Twenty of Formula kite’s elite men and women course board racers have been invited to the regatta scheduled […] Read More

Asian Beach Games

This week the KTA have been over at the 4th Asian Beach Games in Thailand. The Asian Beach Games were held first in Bali, Indonesia, the second at Muscat, Oman, and the third in Haiyang, China. The fourth edition of the Asian Beach Games is being held from November 14 to 23, 2014 in Phuket, […] Read More

King of Carnac – Australia

Windsurfers Vs Kites Vs Catamarans For the first time in Western Australia Cats, Kites and Windsurfers went head to head to find out who would be the ‘King of Carnac’. The combined event with Perth Kiteboard Racing and Jervoise Bay Sailing Club took place last week over a 16km course in the 100 square kilometer […] Read More

2014 IKA Asia/Middle East Course Race Championships Qatar

In an unfortunately windless IKA Asia/Middle East Championship, that had not seen riders on the water since day one, the conditions finally came through and enough races where completed on the final day to provide a championship result. The ocean in front of the Qanat Quartier beach area was alive with colour on te final […] Read More

The foil lives on – IKA meeting outcomes

Foil kites that have transformed the face of course board racing were given a reprieve when kiting’s governing body dismissed a mooted ban, instead opting for two sail classes in the Formula discipline for the coming season. The International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) decided on Tuesday (Nov 4) that Formula will have both foil and tube […] Read More

White Board Concept proposed to ‘save’ Formula kite

Nothing short of a radical overhaul of Formula kite will save it from oblivion and stave off the “crisis” of waning competitor numbers that has enveloped course board racing in the past year, says the Polish Kiteboarding Association (PKA). The PKA has tabled far-reaching proposals to introduce what it dubs a “White Board Concept” – […] Read More

New Zealand 2014 Coastal Classic

On Friday 24th October 2014 Dave Robertson became the first person to complete the iconic NZ Coastal Classic yacht race on a kite. The 119 Nautical Mile (220km) is run annually starting in the Auckland Harbour and finishing at Russell in the Bay of Islands. The Coastal Classic is a 119nm drag race from Devonport […] Read More

New PKRA World Champions Crowned

Three PKRA World titles have been decided at the penultimate tour stop for the 2014 season in Pingtan, China. Congratulations to the new World Champions Christophe Tack   –   Men’s Freestyle Brian Lake   –    Men’s Slalom Katja Roose   –  Women’s Slalom   The Women’s Freestyle title is yet to be decided at the final round […] Read More

IKA ponders foil kite race ban

Kiting’s apex body is set to consider a near-immediate ban on foil kites for Formula course board racing, ostensibly over safety fears for competitors. The International Kiteboarding Association’s (IKA) annual general meeting next Tuesday (Nov 4) is likely to debate measures put forward by the Polish Kiteboarding Association (PKA) that would effectively outlaw ram-air kites […] Read More

MC Sukie wins the IKSURF Wave Masters

Yep it would seem that the KTA’s very own MC Sukie has kicked arse over in the UK this week at the Ikiteurf Wave Masters Classic, which has been taking place between the 20th October 8am to 24th October. As we all know getting the wind and the waves to play ball at the same […] Read More

New Disabled Kiter Speed World Record

On this 23 October 2014, in Lüderitz, Namibia, will go down in the history books as Kite surfer Chris Ballois (France) has set a new World Record for disabled riders, ratified by the WSSRC and ISAF-IFDS. In only 25 knot average winds and after reaching 39.14 knots on his very first run down the multiple-record […] Read More

Kiteboarding, Green Tourism and a New Freestyle X format for the KTA

Dateline Jhunan and the weekend is full of music, performance and water sports action – it’s the Taiwan 2014 Kitesurfing Open & Green Tourism Miaoli Green Tourism and Kiteboarding it was an interesting event for the KTA to be invited in on, so of course we jumped at the chance to support things at SPOT, […] Read More

Virgin Kitesurf Armada UK

The Virgin Kitesurf Armada hosted by Lewis Crathern for the UK event aimed to bring the kitesurfing community together not only for an attempt on the world record for number of kiters on the water for a 1 mile ‘race’ but also for a 2 day kitesurfing festival, featuring international kite brands exhibiting the latest gear, pro kiter […] Read More

PKRA Barra Grande Kiteboarding Grand Slam

Things have continued nicely on the PKRA tour with everything set for a fight to the finish to see who will become the 2014 World Freestyle Champs following the Barra Grande Grand Slam: The Women’s competition was fierce as all riders fought to better their positions. The Brazilian Vieira did well advancing two heats only […] Read More

Kiteboarder Steph Bridge in the mix for 2014 Rolex Sailor of the Year

Women’s World Formula Race Champions Steph Bridge has been nominated ISAF 2014 Rolex Sailor of the Year. The Rolex Awards take place at the ISAF annual conference on the 4th November in Spain. ISAF received nominations for the 2014 Awards from across the world for sailors representing all aspects of the sport. The nominees are […] Read More

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