Formula Kiteboard: ready for the ISAF Class stamp

The Kiteboarding sailing class will be the first-alternate for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.


The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has announced that the if additional medals shall be sought from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for Tokyo 2020 and if additional medals are allocated, kiteboarding events will be selected first.

The decision was made at the 2013 ISAF Annual Conference, in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, where the ISAF Council made the final decisions that will affect the sport in the next years.

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Alex Caizergues: the French kite bullet

Alex Caizergues has sailed at 56.62 knots to set a new world speed kiteboarding record, in Salin-de-Giraud, France.


The French kiteboarder was trying to establish Salin-de-Giraud as the best speed sailing location in the world, during the third edition of "Salt and Speed", when the record came.

"I am delighted. It's great, it's fantastic. We validate the capabilities of our spot. We knew for a while that this could happen, we could go very quickly", says Alex Caizergues.

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Robert Kidnie: lined and barreled

Robert Kidnie has shown kite lines are no problem when you really want to get barreled, deep in the wave.


A kitesurfer getting barreled? Is that possible? The correct answer is "yes, but it's rare and difficult".

Robert Kidnie has been traveling around the globe with his kitesurfing gear and skills. In a recent trip to the Southeast Asia, in search for wind, he transformed what is usually rare into an "easy" task.

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