KPWT Tarifa 

Tarifa, Spanish playground welcomes International Kiteboarding and the KPWT Official world championship tour sanctioned by ISAF/IKA !

Tarifa is the most popular kiteboarding destination in Europe !

The Kiteboard Pro World Tour and Club 2 Vientos Tarifa are pleased to bring you the Movistar Kite Pro Tarifa, Kiteboard World Cup to be held in Tarifa, Spanish playground. 

Movistar has emerged as one of Spanish most enthusiastic sponsors of sport in this country. It's a long term strategy between the KPWT and Club 2 Vientos Tarifa.

The Movistar Kite Pro Tarifa, Kiteboard World Cup takes place from 1st - 5th July 2009 at Ensenada De Valdevaqueros (registration 30th June), the venue opens out onto the Atlantic Ocean where we will be enjoying all the fun in the sun over this very event full week.

The Action on the beach will consist of excellent kiteboarding at Spanish and Europeen premier kiteboarding beach with loads of fun and games provided by our sponsors. The evenings will consist of parties and concert.

Spanish riders are eagerly anticipating the arrival of the best international riders from the Kiteboard Pro World Tour and are ready to take them on in the battle for the top honour.

The people of Tarifa welcome the KPWT and all the best international riders to the wonderful country of what we are sure will be the first of many visits to Tarifa Spanish playground.

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 ISAF releases the Experimental Kiteboarding Competition Rules

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has announced today that the Experimental Kiteboarding Competition Rules have been released and published on the ISAF website.

The Appendix BB -- Experimental Kiteboarding Competition Rules have been published to provide a consistent global framework for kiteboarding competition. The Experimental Rules were produced by members of the ISAF Racing Rules Committee and ISAF Windsurfing Committee in collaboration with a group of kiteboarding enthusiasts in Europe and the USA.

These Kiteboarding Competition Rules are called “experimental” because they will be revised from time to time in response to feedback, comments and suggestions sent to ISAF by sailors, event organizers and judges who use them.

Ultimately, it is expected that a revised version of Appendix BB will be put forward to be considered by the ISAF Racing Rules Committee and the ISAF Council for inclusion as a new appendix in a future edition of The Racing Rules of Sailing, the rules which govern the sport on the water worldwide.

The Experimental Kiteboarding Competition Rules were developed from the Windsurfing Competition Rules in Appendix B of The Racing Rules of Sailing. They are freely available to download from The Racing Rules of Sailing pages on the ISAF website at www.sailing.org/rrs or via the link below.

Click here to download Appendix BB -- Experimental Kiteboarding Competition Rules.

David TILLETT (AUS), Chairman of the ISAF Racing Rules Committee, said, “ISAF is delighted to introduce the Experimental Kiteboarding Competition Rules. These Experimental Rules provide a great starting point for competition in this exciting new area of our sport. I would like to thank the members of the group that developed these rules, and in particular Dick Rose, Chairman of the Racing Rules Working Party, and Kamen Fillyov, Chairman of the Windsurfing Committee, for their work in producing the Experimental Rules.”

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2008 PKRA Tarifa 

In the last few weeks there has been as series of worldwide events that have affected the PKRA 2009 World Tour Schedule.

Due to the worldwide economic crises, the PKRA Tarifa event was not able to get the necessary budget to host the PKRA World Cup, and they have gone another route. 

As of today the Tarifa 2009 event has been cancelled. We are confident, that as early as 2010, as soon as the economy recovers PKRA will be back to this popular location.

The swine flu epidemic is also affecting PKRA, since the authorities and sponsors of the Cabarete event, in the Dominican Republic are reluctant to schedule any type of events until this epidemic crisis subsides. 

Therefore to give more time for this to happen the organizer has decided to postpone the event to the dates that have open by the cancelation of the Tarifa Event. 

So the new dates for Cabarete 2009 are July 1st – 5th 2009.  This event has already all the necessary support to take place, and the only factor that will be affecting its realization is how the swine flu epidemic develops on the next couple weeks. 

There will be constant updates on the PKRA website about it.

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