Visayas Kite Challenge 2014
DATE:10.02.2014 - 13.02.2014
Be part of the longest Kiterace in the history of Kiteboarding- and be part of a different way to of discover the Philippines. There couldn’t be a better place to organize this event then the coastline of the tropical islands of the Philippines. The Visayas Challenge is a 4 day event- with no regulations of kite equipment. The distance covered will be depending on the wind and is estimated to be around 50-100 km per day. The Visayas Kite Challenge is a timed race- every day counts and we will count your time from the start to reaching your daily finishing point- the times of the 3 days kiting get summed up to determine the final results. If a competitor can not compete for one day due to equipment failure or other reasons, he may still join in the race the following days, but will get ranked with the time of the last participant plus 10 minutes.
10th Feb Registration 16:00 – 18:00, sunset and welcome party on White Beach (hotel for this evening will need to be booked by the competitor)
11th Feb Skippers meeting 10:00 , loading the remaining gear which goes to Kalibo, start time at 11am, 50 km to Kalibo (length depending on the wind direction), lunch snack at the mandatory checkpoint, hotel in Kalibo will be the Sampaguita Gardens (incl, dinner and party (massage available) and breakfast Bar hopping in Kalibo
12th Feb Breakfast, Skippers meeting at 10am, loading the trucks, start time at 11:00 – 58 km to Roxas , Check in Hotel, sunset Cadimahan- Libotong Rivertour, dinner @ the fishmarket (Roxas is the seafood capital of the Philippines), visit the city center and the Plaza with old Spanish buildings for a cocktail, hotel will be the San Antonio
13th Feb Breakfast in the hotel, Skippers meeting at 10:00, loading the trucks, start time at 11:00 – 80 Km to Sicogon Island, discover the island and go to the viewpoint, local dance show and campfire, closing ceremony
14th Feb Breakfast, Boat to Estancia and Shuttle back to Boracay- Sunset sailing with the Catamaran around Boracay
Note: The actual sailing distance can often be twice as long, due to wind direction.
The race follows the coastline and the race committee has put all measures in place to make this a safe competition for all competitors. Participants joining the Visayas Challenge, do so at their own risk. A valid accident insurance is required for all contestants and a waiver form must be signed and handed to the race committee before the start of the competition. Every participant must bring personal first aid equipment and carry signal flare, which may also be purchased on registration day. Please check with your airline if you can carry or check in a signal flare before traveling. In addition the race committee requires all riders to carry a mobile phone in a waterproof case and local sim cards which will both be provided free of charge by the race committee.
Registration Fee: 12.000 PHP
This includes 3 nights hotel accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner and all drinks during the competition. Rider bags will be handed out during registration, which will include your event lycra and some other goodies provided by our sponsors. Transport of the luggage not needed while racing, rescues, Transport back from Estancia to Boracay and finisher medal are also all included in your registration fee.
This will be a great event and should not be missed. Entry is limited to 60 riders, so please pre-pay via paypal to secure your place.
Please note that the KTA is providing administration support to this event but is not the event organizer.
10th February 2014
16:00 – 18:00
sunset and welcome party on White Beach
|11th February 2014||50 km to Kalibo||lunch snack at the mandatory checkpoint|
|12th February 2014||58 km to Roxas|
|13th February 2014||80 Km to Sicogon Island||
|14th February 2014||back to Boracay|
The winds during January in Boracay come from the northeast, with wind speeds between 25 – 30 kts. This will give a left to right cross onshore for the competition beach. Amihan – High Season
Habagat- Low Season