Rob Douglas: racing for his third Sosh Cup title | Photo: Rob Douglas

Rob Douglas has successfully defended his Sosh Cup title, at the Mondial du Vent 2015, held in Leucate, France.

The North American kiteboarder won three of the four races on the 500-meter course set in the Mediterranean Sea. The winds blew from the northwest, ranging between 18 and 28 knots.

Once again, a kiteboarder was faster that a windsurfer. Douglas managed to beat Antoine Albeau with a run of 39.85 knots. Alex Caizergues finished third. It's Rob's third victory in five years.

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Kiteboarding: reaching out to a wider audience | Photo: Lukas Prudky/Red Bull

Isaac Spedding, a webcast director from New Zealand, has a plan to produce the ultimate live stream production for the newly-created 2015 Virgin Kitesurf World Championships (VKWC).

Spedding, who has worked with with MTV, Facebook, The World Economic Forum, The Clinton Global Initiative, South By Southwest Music Festival, and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, wants to take kiteboarding into the mainstream stages.

"I'm essentially pitching for my dream job. With the Virgin Kitesurf World Championships in a transitional year, they need to take advantage of this time to reimagine how the sport is represented online," explains Isaac Spedding.

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Kite repairs: learn how to fix tears and holes | Photo: Ozone

A large majority of kitesurfing kites is made of ripstop nylon. With time, small rips begin to appear. Learn how to fix a tear so that it won't spread throughout the whole fabric.

It's easy to damage your kite. Whether you're packing, transporting or riding, the kite's ripstop fabric will be in contact with multiple surfaces and objects. It could your nails, but it can also be a rock, sand and water.

If you found a very large rip on your kite (more than ten centimeters), you should let a professional fix it. However, if you feel you've got what it takes to repair the damaged area, then let's do it properly.

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