KTA Christmas Race Special: girls are faster than boys

Narapichit "Yo" Pudla, Kathrin Borgwardt, Doque Delos Santos, and Lisa Nikitina won the Raceboard and Twin Tip divisions of the KTA Christmas Race Special, at Chalong Bay, Phuket, Thailand.


The 2013/2014 Kiteboard Tour Asia (KTA) season is underway. In over three days of intense racing, Pudla and Borgwardt scored bullets in all the Formula Raceboard heats they contested.

One of the biggest surprises of the event was the victory of Lisa Nikitina, in the Twin Tip class, which was run in separate alternate races from the raceboard class, allowing indefatigable riders to contest both divisions.

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Kiteamaran: add a catamaran, a kite, and sail away

When you go sailing with a 17-foot catamaran and an 18-meter kiteboarding kite, it's Kiteamaran time.


No, it's not over, there are still inventions to be developed in the kiteboarding lab. This time, the Waterlust crew decided to blend an old NACRA 5.2 performance catamaran with a Cabrinha Velocity kite.

The result is odd, but it works. Six sailors aboard being pushed by kite and wind. The team sailed away, at a quite reasonable speed, around Biscayne Bay, in Miami, Florida.

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HTC Atlantic Kite Challenge: 27 days in the water

The HTC Atlantic Kite Challenge has successfully been completed. Six kiteboarders have sailed more than 7800 kilometers in the first ever non-stop kiteboard crossing of the Atlantic Ocean.


Filippo van Hellenberg Hubar, Camilla Ringvold, Max Blom, Eric Pequeno, Dennis Gijsbers and Ike Frans set sail from the Canary Islands on the 20th November, and arrived at Turks and Caicos, in the Caribbean, on the 17th December.

"We finished off the end of our milk and juice two days ago, and the last bottle of water yesterday. The only drinkable liquids left is the tap water supplied by the water maker", the riders wrote only 24 hours before touching the Caribbean.

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