Défi Kite 2014: the Tramontane plays its game

Alex Caizergues has sailed to victory at the Défi Kite 2014, at Plage des Chalets, Gruissan, France.

Light winds were not enough for a second round of races at the Defi Kite 2014, so the organization put out just-for-fun competitions. Fans got the opportunity to discover the virtues of the foil board.

Although the Tramontane was not present all the time during the weekend, it did, however, offer the contestants one exceptional race. The first day of competition saw strong winds coming into play.


Maxime Nocher: checking his kite up in the sky

Maxime Nocher and Wilson Veloso have won the gold medals at the 2014 Formula Kite Youth & Master Worlds, in Cagliari, Italy.

You could feel the suspense in the air at Poetto Beach, as the world's top 10 riders in the Youth and Masters fleets prepared themselves for the four medal races which would decide the world champions.

With clouds, big waves and 20 knot winds, the task ahead was not easy for the 48 athletes. Everyone had to ride safe and manage risk.


Seaglider: the invention that turns kiteboarding into paragliding

Kiteboarders are usually able to fly for a few seconds, but the Seaglider will allow you to kite for a long time without touching the water.

It has been tested by Michel Tognini, a former European Space Agency astronaut. The Seaglider is a new invention that will deliver hours of excitement and fun to those who try it.

Have you ever thought of sailing in the sky? That is exactly what Seaglider does. You don't need additional crew to keep you at safe altitudes. You can ride all by yourself, and easily avoid sharks, too.