- 13 October 2015 | Kiteboarding
Nick Jacobsen has jumped off Richard Branson's family property on Mosquito Island, in the British Virgin Islands.
In June 2015, the Danish stunt kiteboarder successfully bounced off the top of Necker Island's Great House, located 131 feet above sea level. In the end, Branson invited him to do the same in his other Caribbean home.
Jacobsen tried to do it 24 hours after the Necker Island stunt, but the conditions were far from perfect, and he had to climb down. But Nick didn't quit.
- 12 October 2015 | Kiteboarding
The International Kiteboarding Organization (IKA) is taking over professional kitesurfing.
The governing body for the sport of kiteboarding has announced that, in 2016, it will crown world champions across all disciplines: Freestyle, Big Air, Wave and Slalom.
IKA released an official statement promising events all around the globe. The organization led by Mirco Babini also confirmed the end of a contract with PKRA/VKWC, the brand and world tour founded by Richard Branson (Virgin) and Javier Perez Dolset (Zed Group).
- 09 October 2015 | Kiteboarding
The quest for world speed sailing records is on. The opening day of the Luderitz Speed Challenge 2015 had a new national record.
It's really windy in Namibia, but the picturesque town of Luderitz is not worried about it. Some of the world's best kiteboarders and windsurfers have returned once again to impress the world.
Sebastien Cattelan and his team have handled the power of recent storms, and the speed channel is ready for unbelievable records. The one-kilometer raceway is fine-tuned and ready for 50-knot plus winds.