Hawaiian Chieftain

A kiteboarder has collided with the Hawaiian Chieftain, an historic boat late, last Sunday on the Columbia River.

The crew of the Hawaiian Chieftain and the kiteboarder himself weren't hurt, although a crash has happened.

The Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority, which operates the Hawaiian Chieftain, said the incident happened at about 4:30 p.m. when dozens of people were onboard.

The kiteboarder sailed very close to the Chieftain and the kite lines entangled in the the boat\'s mast.

After the incident, the captain took the kiteboarder to the Hood River Marina and everybody relaxed.

The Hood River is a very popular spot for kiteboarders.

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Kiteboarding is working on the Olympic dossier

The Expansion Commission and the Olympic Commission have been constituted as first IKA working parties.

Now it is up to some specialists comittees to start working on the development of kiteboarding.

While the Expansion Commission is intended to help new national class associations to be founded and to make a proper start into the organization of their national issues, the Olympic Commissions task is to develop a strategy and format for the olympic games, that represents kiteboarding as an inidvidual sport.

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Hannah Whitely

Toby Raw and Hannah Whitely have been crowned winners of the first round of the British Kite Surfing Association held Swansea, South Wales.


With Aaron Hadlow at the beach and a continuous changing weather - the Swansea stage saw rain, rays of sun and grey clouds - it was a really challenging competition.

Final Pro results:

Men

1. Toby Raw
2. Sam Light
2. Ali Barrett

Women:

1. Hannah Whitely 1st
2. Nicky Rudd
3. Sarah Sylvester