- 21 August 2009 | Kiteboarding
September 8th to 12th, David Dorn from Action Sports Maui is hosting an Instructor Training Course and spots are still available!
Candidate instructors that are still need the CPR prerequisite can arrive a day earlier to receive their CPR/MFA training, taking place on September 7th.
Do not miss this fantastic opportunity to train and develop your passion into a career in one of the most beautiful places on the globe! Now is the time to check out the Training Calendar and contact David Dorn to enroll!
During the month of September ITC's are also being held in;
Spain, Brazil, Egypt, Dominican Republic, Belgium, Poland, Netherlands, Mauritius, Italy, France, Australia, and Kenya!
- 20 August 2009 | Kiteboarding
The History of Kiteboarding or Kitesurfing is a story of two French brothers - Dominique and Bruno Legaignoux - with a strong determination and a loving passion for water sports.
Their story started winning sailing titles at the age of 10, such as the French Junior Championships in 1979. In 1984, inspired by "Jacob's Ladder", a catamaran pulled by flexifoils, Dominique and Bruno thought of a dual line kite propulsor.
The first kite was tested with two water skis in their feet. The first patent was registered in 1985, the year when they present the invention at the Brest International Speed Week. Unfortunately, the Legaignoux brothers were still not lucky. There was no windsurfing company interested in developing the new sport.
In the next couple of years, it's time to better their wings. In 1987, Bruno makes a very successful demonstration during the Funboard World Cup with biggest wing ever produced: 17m2. Between 1988 and 1989, the wings are more stable and lighter. A great improvement has been achieved.
The first kites are tested in catamarans, small fishing boats, water skis, windsurf boards, skateboards, inline skates, inflatable boats, kayaks, buggies and many other watercraft devices.
- 18 August 2009 | Kiteboarding
The final racing event of Kite-Racing Brasil 2009 organized by the Gest Group led by Eduardo Piloni closed to a perfect day. Perfect weather dominated the whole scene and strong windy conditions started off earlier in the morning. Wind speed maxed at 26 knots onshore so the whole day saw the conclusion of the Freestyle double eliminations before lunchtime and the course racing in the afternoon.
The mandatory riders meeting for the race event happened at 1:00 pm and the first race hit the waters half an hour later. Two exciting races were completed even though the PKRA crew had a hard time maintaining the anchors which were drifting in the strong current but managed to pull-off a good show nevertheless.
“It was tough to get the races started again like yesterday but we managed to do it under like 16 to 26 knots of wind. We planned two more races for the day and we managed to do that. The last day was nice, a lot of people on the beach and the races were not too long compared to yesterday,” said Olaf Van Tol, PKRA race director.
Today’s course mimicked the very challenging setup done on day two but a shorter one. Each racer had to battle their way out into the open waters through the waves to get to the weather mark, back to the second buoy before sailing full speed to the third mark and finishing off near the beach. The average time for the first person to complete each race was 12 minutes.