IKO - International Kiteboarding Organization 

The Kiteboarder's Handbook, has been expanded and retooled into 80 pages of interactive exercises and diagrams for each level of instruction.


Quizzes at the end of each level will test your comprehension and make sure you properly mastered all the necessary elements before proceeding to the next section.

Advanced illustrations on wind and weather, as well as in depth explanations on choices and proper use of equipment will help you navigate from novice through to independent rider.

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Sean Farley 

The race office mixed the fleets up a bit today keeping number 1 and 2 from each fleet and adding 3 and 4 from the other fleet.

Racers were placed within their fleets moving down the line using a standard fleet formula taken from previous race series.

This remix kept Sean Farley (#1 and #2) from yesterday paired against each other in the yellow fleet and Bruno and Sky paired up in the blue fleet.

While Sean and chip stayed consistent with Sean taking 3 bullets and Chip taking 3 second place finishes, the blue fleet had a bit more changing of places going on.

In blue fleets first race yesterday's top two fell to 4th and 5th and local boy, Johnny Heineken shocked the competition with a first place, followed by Michael Gebhardt (pending a protest) then Damien Leroy.

Heineken finished out the day with 2 third place finishes moving him into 4th place overall. Bruno returned to form in the second and third race taking two bullets and finishing the day in second.

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Kiteboard Course Racing World Championship 

Racing got off to an incredible start today with bright blue skies and steady wind in the 20 - 25 mph range. After the 12:00 PST riders meeting the course was set around 2:30 and racers hit the water at 3:00.

The 67 entrants were split into two fleets; blue and yellow. Yellow ran first with a clean start marking the beginning of this 5 day event. North kiteboarding's Sky Solbach shot off to an early lead and never looked back. Cabrinha teammates and training partners from France, Bruno Sroka and Paolo Rista battled it out behind him finishing with Bruno is second and Paolo in third.

San Francisco locals Rob kindt (Ozone kites) and Frank Wittke (F-1 Kites) rounded out the top 5 respectively. Notably Jesse Richman finished 3rd but due to not coming through the finish line correctly received a DNF for that race.

1. Sky Solbach
2. Bruno Sroka
3. Paolo Rista

Without delay, the Blue fleet took to the water and leading the pack were two racers who have been chasing each other around the bay for the last month, Sean Farley (North Kites, Mexico) and local Kitebaording legend, Chip Wasson (Ozone Kites). Close behind them was Damien Leroy (Florida, Cabrinha Kites) followed by Local Ocean Rodeo rider, Stefaans Viljoen and Danish Cabrinha rider, Bjoern Rune Jensen.

1. Sean Farley
2. Chip Wasson
3. Damien Leroy

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