David Wright: sailor spirit

Canadian Laser sailor David Wright rescued a Spanish kiteboarder off the coast of La Cruz, Mexico.

He was kitesurfing with a friend, four kilometres offshore, when the wind died. This Spanish man was trying to swim back to the coast, but the other kitesurfer was far behind.

Having in consideration the wind, the tide and the water current, Wright and his US sailing team friends calculated and jumped into a powerboat to rescue the lost kiteboarder.

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Al Gharbia Watersports: kite heaven competition at Mirfa

With his special ability to captivate audience through his eye-catching performance in kite-surfing, and his ability to challenge wild winds at 18 knots of speed with a single hand, Sheikh Ahmed Bin Hamdan Bin Mohamed Al Nahyan is in fact a modest person who seeks to place the UAE on the map of international water sports events.

Sheikh Ahmed participated this year in the freestyle kitesurfing contests at Al Gharbia Watersports festival, taking place at Mirfa Beach from April 22 to May 1, 2010, reaping the gold spot for the second consecutive year, though he admits that he practices many other water and general sports including surfing, free-diving, horse-riding, 4 wheel-rallys and mountain climbing, in addition to parachuting.

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PKRA Cabarete: the photo is not upside down...

The world famous Cabarete World Cup in the Dominican Republic, the Kitesurfing Caribbean capital, returns in 2010 to the PKRA World Tour. This year as a 5 stars, IKA base factor 7 event. The event will be at Bozo beach from June 17 – 20, with registration on June 16th.

The top riders in the world, including 2009 World Champion Kevin Langeree (Naish, NED) and 2010 World Tour leader Andy Yates (Slingshot, AUD) will battle the extremely talented Dominican riders. Cabarete, due to its amazingly good kiteboarding weather condition, has a very high concentration of talented freestyle local riders, and has produced many kiteboarding stars, like Ariel Corniel, Alex Soto, and Manuel Rondon to name a few.

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