26 competitors registered for Round 2 of the BKSA at Exmouth. There were 12 seniors, 7 Men, 5 Ladies and 2 juniors all were given a numbered rash vest for the weekend. Competitors from far and wide with the Whitley’s from Manchester making the trip!

Skippers brief at 10am on Saturday was given by race director Spud (steph’s Dad) where many competitors were introduced to the course race format for the day. For many this was pretty daunting with new terminology, strange drawings, flags, stop watches etc.

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From Maui to Oahu, eight kiteboarders will be in the air and on the waves for the first ever kitesurfing channel crossing on July 26th-27th. The crossing will cover over 100 miles and take two days to complete. The non-competitive sporting event will start at Hookipa beach, Maui and head to Kaunakakai, Molokai and then finish in Kailua, Oahu.

The leader of the expedition is kiteboarding veteran Paul Franco. When it comes to the dangers involved in the event he said, "The route is treacherous, the wind can really nuke at one moment and then back off the next."

For those unfamiliar with the sport of kiteboarding, also known as kitesurfing, it involves a surfboard equipped with foot straps and a harness that connects to a kite that captures the power of the wind.

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PKRA, the world foremost authority on kiteboarding concludes the Freestyle competition in this beautiful beach in Cabarete, Dominican Republic. Under a perfect weather, another round of exciting kiteboarding action drew to a close as the Freestyle double finished off with intensity that only PKRA can deliver.

Providing the perfect finish to a perfect start, the weather cooperated all day with the wind and the sun providing the much needed fuel to finish the doubles event. Although there was a short 20-minute wind delay at 2:00 pm, the sky was clear in general with the wind all powered-up for a great final. The mandatory skippers meeting started on time at 11:00am and the competition finished at 4:15 pm with an awards ceremony on the beach.

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