KB4GIRLS teams with KTA
The KTA and the KB4girls foundation have entered a 3 year agreement that will see the KTA tour host one KB4girls event per year at their event of choice. Main goal of the cooperation is to promote female kiteboarding in Asia and motivate more Asian girls and women to take up kiteboarding on a competitive level.
The first event as part of the cooperation will be held at the KTA tour stop on Boracay Island, Philippines and will take place from the 8th-10th of March, 2011.
Boracay is a famous kiteboarding destination and many international riders visit the island on a regular basis and for its perfect shallow water and consistent wind conditions. With many female kiters on the island and the surrounding Asian countries Boracay will be the perfect place and time not only to kick off the 2011 KB4girls tour but also the cooperation with the KTA.
As a KB4girls PRO event this camp will focus on motivating and preparing females riders for international competition while maintaining the KB4girls vision to build supportive local female kiting communities. Females of all ages and ability levels are welcome to join. The minimum requirements for participants are the ability to go upwind and to kite independently.
Girls will receive direct on-the-water and on-the-sidelines coaching from nine time world champion Kristin Boese. The girls will also be encouraging each other throughout the competition, raising an overall confidence level while learning tips and tactics for success in this challenging environment.
Kristin Boese, founder of KB4girls, had this to say about the new partnership.
“I am especially excited about our event on Boracay/Philippines, not only because it is such a beautiful place and perfect kite location but because this event is going to be our first ever KB4girls event in Asia! It will give all the female kiters there a chance to join our camps too. I am also very thrilled about KB4girls’ cooperation with the KTA as I think both the KTA and our foundation are following many of the same goals and ideals like supporting the local communities and riders and working together for a healthy growth of our sport.”
Registration for this event will be open at www.kbgirls.org until February 28th, 2011 and will be limited to 30 girls and women. A donation fee of 30$ will be asked for that will aid the KB4girls foundation to continue their projects.
The KB4Girls tour schedule 2011 reads as follows:
- Philippines, March 8 – 10, 2011
- Australia/QLD, April 19 – 22, 2011
- Turkey, May 10 – 12, 2011
- USA/CA, May 28 – 29, 2011
- Netherlands, June 17 – 18, 2011
- United Kingdom, June 23 – 26, 2011
- Germany, July 8 – 10, 2011
- USA/OR, July 16 , 2011
- USA/NY, September 16-18, 2011
- Australia/WA, December 16 – 18, 2011
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To check out more about KB4gilrs or to directly register for the Boracay pro clinic go to www.KB4Girls.org