Poetto Beach: Cagliari's kite spot

The 2014 Formula Kite Youth and Master Worlds are running between 12th-18th May, at Poetto Beach, in Cagliari, Italy.

More than 65 athletes from 25 nations will gather in Sardinia's capital to participate and to take their chances for the prestigious crown. The title contenders are many, and the competition level is high so great battles will be underway.

The event in Cagliari can be also an anticipation of getting kiteboarding in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, as the sports keeps growing, and spreading out more stops and tours all over the world.

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Rob Douglas: speed determination

Rob Douglas has been the fastest kiteboarder at the 2014 Sosh Cup, held in Leucate, France.

The North American rider was able to defeat the current world speed record holder Alex Caizergues, as well as the windsurfing speed master Antoine Albeau.

Rob Douglas also managed to set a new course record for Leucate at 46.53 knots. The Sosh Cup takes each rider's two best runs per heat to get the rankings.

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2014 PKRA Surf World Cup: 39 knots of wind

Brian Lake and Katja Roose have claimed the top spots at the 2014 PKRA Surf World Cup, in Podersdorf, Austria.

Only one race was run on the final day of the event due to strong winds. The conditions were clearly extreme for slalom racing. Riders were apprehensive to compete in 39 knots of wind, with higher gusts.

In an exciting Men's final race, the tightly packed fleet of nine riders made an exciting sprint to the first mark. From the beach, spectators could clearly see the intensity of the race as the riders bounced kites and lifted their kites aggressively vying to reach the buoy first.

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