Kite Buggy European Championship

John Jansen, Dutch Peter Lynn teamrider, has won the Kite Buggy European Championship in St Peter Ording, Germany. In all heats of the Euro Champs John ruled in a very impressive way.

On 4 consequent days he altogether won all 7 heats in a row, just to have bad luck in the very last heat, where he had to give up his leading position when hindered by a fellow competitor... and he just missed his eight victory by a few yards... Congratulations John on this sensational and sweeping victory!

And more success for Peter Lynn in the women’s Euro Champs. Dutch teamrider Carien van der Meulen got a fantastic second place in the final ranking. Congratulations to Carien on this amazing performance... particularly amazing as Carien had only one day before the Eurochamps to get used to her brand new Vapors.

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Andy Ward | Photo: Daily Echo

Andy Ward is the first kitesurfer to complete the cross from the Channel Islands to the coast of England.

The British kitesurfer from Dorset departed from Alderney and arrived in Poole, where he lives.

Ward made the 70 nautical mile race in almost six hours in aid of the Special Boat Service Association (SBSA).

He raised £3,000 so far.

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Kite Rally

It’s getting to be that time of year again.

The wind’s blowing, the waves are building, the slicks are huge, and we’ve been exploring some incredible new places to kite.

Of course, we love having guest riders in town any time, but we really pull out all the stops for the Kite Rally, in Cape Charles, Virginia, USA.

So mark your calendars now, and plan on being on the Eastern Shore for the Harvest Festival on October 7th as 3000 of our closest friends celebrate Dave Loop’s Birthday.

And stay through the weekend to kite like your life depends on it (it actually may at times).

More details to come. Hope you all have been spending as much time on the water as we have.

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