IKA opens contest for Speed and Course Racing Championship title rights

The IKA is currently seeking proposals from interested parties to promote and organize the following one-off championships in 2010 under an agreement relating to the Championship Title Rights.

-  World Championships Course Racing
-  World Championships Offshore Speed
-  Continental Championships Course Racing
-  Continental Championships Offshore Speed

Any response to this invitation to tender should at least cover the following:
-  Dates and timetable of the event, including disciplines (if more than one)
-  Venue of the event
-  Cooperating national kiteboarding association, sailing federations or pro tours
-  How the event will be promoted
-  Price money offered
-  Social programme and benefits for competitors
-  Organizers profile including previous experience in high class water sport events

The IKA has no obligation to accept any tender proposal nor to enter into any agreement with anyone that submits a tender proposal. Further, the tender process is subject to a written agreement being entered into with the successful tenderer.

Tenders should be delivered to the IKA no later than 12:00 noon on the 15th of October, 2009.

2009 Portuguese Kitesurfing Championships

Paulino Pereira has conquered the 2009 Portuguese Kitesurfing Championships - Freestyle and Course Racing - after another amazing win in the last event of the Portuguese Tour, held at Nova Vaga Beach, in Costa da Caparica.

These are the final results:

Course Racing (Men) at Nova Vaga:
1st Paulino Pereira - ROYAL Kiteboarding / BOARDERCLUBPORTUGAL / WindSpirit / Brisas e Ventanias
2nd Gonçalo Gomes - NAISH / VIANALOCALS / ION / Holmes Place / Bomcar
2nd Jorge Balau - ROYAL Kiteboarding / BOARDERCLUBPORTUGAL

Freestyle (Men) at Nova Vaga:
1st Paulino Pereira - ROYAL Kiteboarding / BOARDERCLUBPORTUGAL / WindSpirit / Pulse
2nd Danilo Nacarato - ABOARDS Kiteboarding / JFontainhas / Slingshot RPM / maresias.com.pt
3rd Gonçalo Gomes - NAISH / VIANALOCALS / ION / Holmes Place / Bomcar

Freestyle (Junior Men)
1st Francisco Fernandes - GUSTYKITE / Globe Kites / Pat Love
2nd Inês Correia
3rd José Leitmann

In the end, Paulino Pereira, the kiteboarder from the Madeira Island, got the best overall result.
He is the new Portuguese Kitesurfing Champion.

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KPWT Canada in Shippagan

Registration day invited over 35 internationals from 15 different countries all making the trip to compete for the respective disciplines: Wave Masters, Freestyle, Kiteloop, Course Racing and Siders.

Cyclone “Bill” is forecasted for today, with strong gusty winds around 30-35 knots and 3 meter swells.

There is huge excitement amongst all riders and everyone involved for this new stage on the KPWT. Some big names on the tour came down to register their names in this historic event up North.

Jesse Richman (HAW, CABRINHA), Abel Lago (SPA, RRD) and Wave Master 2008 World Champion Mitu Monteiro (DOM REP, F-ONE) all came down to compete in the Waves.

Shippagan is renowned for good wind and accommodate those looking for flat water and some good waves.

Yesterday when we arrived it was a good temperature of 35°C, but today due to the storm pulling in, its dropped off a little.

Tonight there is a party at the “Kredo”. And tomorrow the opening ceremony will be held at the Chiasson Office. There is promise of a huge barbecue, some local beverages and all riders and teams are invited.

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