Jamaica prepares to welcome the KPWT kiteboarders

Three lucky local kiteboarders will receive wild card entries for the first event of the 2010 Kiteboard Pro World Tour.

The 2010 World Tour will kick off in Jamaica’s famous Long Bay beach in Portland in March next year with the Jamaica Kiteboard World Cup (JKWC) when the world’s top kiteboarders will converge on the island’s north east coast to begin the quest for the 2010 World Pro Title.

The first of three 2009 Jamrock Tours National Kiteboard Qualifying Series (NKQS) events will be held at Barrow Wood Beach in Trelawney on Saturday 19 December 2009.

Jamaica’s top Kiteboarders will compete under the watchful eyes of international judge from Oregon USA who will decide the 3 wildcard entries to the JKWC in Long Bay Beach in Portland at the end of March.

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Kristin Boese is in the Guinness World Records

German Kristin Boese has secured her mark in the sport’s history by winning the Guinness World Records™ for the most kiteboarding world championships attained by a woman athlete. The certificate states: “The most kite surfing world championships won by a woman is nine and was achieved by Kristin Boese (Germany) between 2005 to 2008."

Boese is the owner of nine World Championship titles, with the ninth title in the wave discipline recently officially recognized.

Ralph Hannah, Records Manager at Guinness World Records comments:

"We are delighted to recognize Kristin's numerous kitesurfing world championships with a Guinness World Records™ certificate for the most kitesurfing world championships won by a woman.”

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Kiteboarding will try to enter the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro

With the successful bid of Rio de Janeiro and the Olympic Sailing Regatta 2016 held on the beaches of the Copacabana, Kiteboarding would perfectly suit into this scenery and add a true highlight to the Olympic Games.

Have a first look at the 2009 brochure and learn more about what kiteboard racing has to offer to the Olympic Games.

"Kiteboarding is the purest form of sailing and would be an awesome addition to the Olympic Family within the framework of the 2016 Olympic Sailing Event. Kiteracing is not weight sensitive and all of your equipment can fit in the back of a regular car. Its colorful, dynamic, inexpensive and super easy to learn... and can be done in water as shallow as 2 inches deep, opening up many places where no other craft can navigate. As a five-time Olympic Athlete within the sport of Windsurfing and now a professional kiteboarder, I feel Kiteboarding would marry well within ISAF's umbrella of international and Olympic Sailing events. Why not introduce the sport to the world for the 2016 Olympics. It is the most modern and efficient form of wind powered sailing on the planet.", says two-time olympic medalist Michael Gebhardt (USA), member of the IKAs Olympic Commission.

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