- 11 May 2009 | Kiteboarding
The Grand Prix Petit Navire has kept all its promises for the staging of the first official European Course Racing Championships, even when there was no more racing on the final day of the competition due to lack of wind.
After 12 rounds of racing, Bruno Sroka and Fabienne D'Ortoli (both France) are the new Champions of Europe.
Flawless organization, great race management, many rounds raced, and an adaption of the new ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing made this a great event for the 97 competitors from all over Europe.
- 10 May 2009 | Kiteboarding
The State Wave Titles have been moved to winter this year to make the most of the colder frontal weather and hopefully some serious wave action.
To ensure that we get a result, we’ve taken the unprecedented step of locking in the 4 weekends of June 20/21 + 27/28 & July 4/5 + 11/12.
The first weekend with appropriate wind forecasts will be the day the event is held and it’ll be an early start (around 8am).
The general location will be on the Mid coast with a backup on the South Central coast; we’ll announce specific locations closer to the event.
All of the usual categories will be available: Open Mens & Womens, Masters, Amateurs & Juniors.
There will be an earlybird registration incentive for those who sign up at the Media swap night or in the following week, so for all the die-hard wave riders, keep those dates free.
- 08 May 2009 | Kiteboarding
Tarifa is ready for the a battle of kiteboarding giants.
This weekend (9th and 10th May), five-time world champion Aaron Hadlow will fight Ruben Lenten - the "MegaLoopMan" - in a full power kiteboarding confrontation.
The spanish kite combat will be held in Playa de Valdevaqueros, in Tarifa.
Spectator in the beach are invited to decide who's the extreme kiteboarder: Hadlow or Lenten.