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Myanmar Wave Riders Cup & KTA Race Open Photo Gallery

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KTA Asian X-Champs

The KTA 15/16 Asian winter monsoon competition season is already well underway, but as we head towards the end of 2015 and into the New Year, it’s time to sharpen your focus and to start to prepare for the KTA Asian X-Champs . And fully powered we will be indeed, as all of this becomes […] Read More

Final Words – Myanmar Wave Rider Cup

So finally it was here. A new season, a new country and a whole new start for the KTA as we headed to off to create Myanmar’s first ever kiteboard event. We’ve all been waiting a long time for this week, and it finally came. The Myanmar Wave Rider’s Cup and KTA Race Open, a […] Read More

Roof of the World Regatta #6

On day 3 of the ‘Roof of the World’ Regatta our plans all came together and we held shore-side activities with the local community alongside some competitive sailing on the lake. Over 250 participants on the beach enjoyed kiting, volleyball, games and competitions. A party atmosphere with everyone involved! We closed the day and the […] Read More

Roof of the World Regatta #5

The latest update from the ROTW crew and they and sounding happy. The wind has arrived and the show is underway. Photo’s of the action are still proving difficult to get out and may need to wait until the team comes back down from Karkul for a full gallery upload. Whoa!!! Great wind during day […] Read More

Roof of the World Regatta #4

First post in from Polly – update from Khorog, Tajikistan We are day four into our journey along the Pamir Highway (the second highest road in the world). Destination: Lake Karakul and the Roof of the World Regatta.  We have been following the River Pianj – the only thing separating us and the border of […] Read More

Roof of the World Regatta #3

1000Km of dirt tracks and 4655m of altitude is what is required on the journey to the ‘Roof of the World’ Regatta. In its second year, the regatta is by far the highest altitude sailing event in the world and probably the remotest. Even hardy adventure travellers find this route hard to negotiate as they […] Read More

Roof of the World Regatta #2

ROTW takes place in one of the most unique kiting locations you will encounter – Karakul (“Black Lake”) is a 52 km circumference lake in the Pamir Mountains. Lying at 3960 m the lake is split into two sides by a peninsula projecting from the south shore and an island off the north shore that […] Read More

Roof of the World Regatta #1

 ‘Sailing with Altitude’ is this year’s slogan and it just has to be one of the most unique and exiting events that the KTA has ever been involved with. Etc4CA the regatta organisers are inviting all extreme adventure sailors and kiteboarders to come and participate for the second year at one of the world’s highest […] Read More

Myanmar Press Launch

The Myanmar Wave Rider Cup was official launched at the Yangon Sailing Club on the 17th September .   More than 30 media and press joined the launch, to hear details of the event from officials of the Myanmar Yachting Federation. The Myanmar Wave Riders Cup will be the second international watersports event host by the […] Read More

BbTalkin Official Coms for the KTA

Its really nice to be able to announce that BbTalkin has come onboard for the 2015/16 KTA season as our official media team coms partner.  We have known Homare and his crew for a while, first meeting back at the Course Race World Championships we ran for the IKA over in Hainan in 2013. The […] Read More

Aethic joins KTA to intro new eco-suncreen

The KTA and kiteboarding is about to take on a whole new eco-compatible approach to sun protection.  What’s this all about then we hear you asking?   Well read on and like us become enlightened. And yes, MC Sukie we were listening to all your words warning at each event last year to cover-up and […] Read More

Myanmar Wave Riders Cup

The Myanmar Wave Rider Cup & KTA Race Open, will be the first time Myanmar (Burma) will have ever hosted a kiteboard competition. Kiteboarding itself is very new to the country and the KTA is very excited to be working with the Myanmar Yachting Federation to introduce the sport and to give you all the […] Read More

New Combined National Tour for NZ and the Aussies

Resort and Club Management company, Classic Holidays, has jumped on board to launch the first Australian and New Zealand  National Kiteboarding League (NKL), with a national event series  to commence in November 2015 on the Gold Coast. An initiative of the State Kiteboarding Associations, the Classic Holidays NKL will profile the sport’s top male and […] Read More

Positive steps toward the future of Kiteboarding

For immediate release: Wednesday 29 July 2015 Issued on behalf of ISAF Representatives of International Sailing Federation (ISAF), the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) and the Virgin Kitesurf World Championships (VKWC) met in London on Tuesday to discuss the future of the class Championships. The positive and productive discussions between the parties included the exciting investment being […] Read More

2015 IKA Formula Kite World Champs – Finals

Nocher and Kalinina Crowned after Fraught Final Day at Kite Race Worlds Hang Loose Beach, Gizzeria—The IKA kite race worlds went right to the wire, but Monaco rider Maxime Nocher clinched back-to-back world titles in a thrillingly tight final day’s competition on the water in southern Italy. His victory ultimately hung on a jury call […] Read More

Virgin Loose World Champ Titles

Future of Freestyle Kiteboard Tour Uncertain After Row Over World Championship Contract Hang Loose Beach, Gizzeria—The future of freestyle kiteboarding’s sole world tour was shrouded in cloud of uncertainty today (SUN) after its contract to stage world championships was ended by the sport’s governing. The International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) terminated the agreement with the Professional […] Read More

2015 IKA Formula Kite World Champs – Day 4

Further Drama in High Stakes Racing at Kite Worlds in Italy Hang Loose Beach, Gizzeria—As the pressure intensified and the margins became finer in the closing day of the finals’ series at the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) course board racing world championships there were further clashes on an off the water among the leading contenders […] Read More

Regatta with Altitude

We could not be happier to once again be involved with the high altitude sailing and kiting adventure in Tajikistan. The Roof of the World Regatta takes place during September on Lake Karakul, which sits at almost 4000 meters high in one of the most remote places you are ever likely to kite in your […] Read More

VKWC Pro-tour Wrap for Tarifa

While the worlds top racers have been slugging it out over in Italy for the Foil Gold Cup and now for the Formula World Champs, the Virgin Kitesurf World Championships has been putting the world top riders through their paces over in Spain, Freestyle and Big Air wise.  For the Freestyle side of things the […] Read More

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