2009 KPWT Canada at Shippagan 

The KPWT Acadie Kiteboard Pro started off on day 2 with 3 exhilarating course races! Each race was run over two laps and a distance of 4.5km. The wind was at 12-14knots and blowing from the southeast. The course was set out in a triangular shape and took the winner of each rider no longer than 22 minutes.


This morning (Day3) started with huge excitement after a good forecast for the day. The Skippers meeting was held at 07h00 and the race director gave the green flag to start with the freestyle single elimination. The wind was constant at 25-30knots and from a good southerly direction.

And what a day it was for Stefan Permien! He was in sublime form and looked at home in these conditions. He defeated the likes of Leander Vyvey (BEL, JN), Mickael Schitzhofer (AUS, JN), and Jesse Richman (HAW, CABRINHA), meeting Vincent Tiger (FRA, F-ONE) in the final! The final was epic and the riders were getting great power and performing some smooth strong moves.

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2009 KPWT Canada at Shippagan 

The skippers meeting for the day began at 11h00 and all seemed hopeful to run some course racing in the afternoon. The wind looked to be increasing from today and into the rest of the competition. Over 25 international riders were registered to compete in the Course Racing discipline and all looked eager to get started.

There are many spots on offer around the Chiasson office and a bus for the riders was on standby in anticipation for the first race and where it will be.

The freestyle riders are looking excited with the forecast of great wind tomorrow as I am sure they want to put the conditions to the test and have some fun on the water!

Course Races are ready for a 3pm start near the lighthouse in front of the Chiasson Office. Buoys have been placed and the course outlined, ready to be tested by the riders.

The local TV channel is prepped to broadcast the races live and show the locals what KPWT has to offer.

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 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.

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