- 22 July 2014 | Kiteboarding
Nicholas Valtz, managing director at Goldman Sachs, has lost his life in a kiteboarding accident, in New York.
The executive, 39, was found dead in Napeague Harbor, Long Island, New York. His body was attached to the kite.
Valtz joined the global investment banking, securities and investment management firm in 2000, and was promoted to managing director in 2010. The amateur kiteboarder had recently shaved his head to raise money for cancer.
- 18 July 2014 | Kiteboarding
The 2014 Kiteboarding 4 Cancer raised over $100,000 for Camp Koru's adventure retreat program.
A total of 154 kiteboarders sailed the Hood River for more than six hours. In the end, riders completed 2314 laps around the course, in 9-13 knot winds.
Brandon Scheid, Carol Bolstad and Team Patagonia Randoms won the 2014 edition of Kiteboarding 4 Cancer. The fleet had pro kiteboarders and cancer survivors kiting side by side.
- 14 July 2014 | Kiteboarding
Two hundred kiteboarders will cross the Strait of Oresund, between Sweden and Denmark, on the 16th August, 2014.
Race and freestyle kiteboarders are invited to rewrite history. What once was the scene of a big naval battle between Swedish and Danish is now the spot of an extreme sailing challenge.
Riders will try to get their kites up in the sky for 40 kilometers (25 miles), starting on Ribersborg Beach, Malmo, touching the island of Flakfortet on the Danish side, and returning to Sweden.