Kiteboarding News Headlines and Top Stories

IKA with KPWT

The International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) and the Kiteboard Pro World Tour (KPWT) today announced that they have entered a long term cooperation. All events of the KPWT tour will be sanctioned by the IKA and count towards the first officially ISAF sanctioned world championship title.

World Sailing Speed Record

We have encountered a lot of confusion about the ratification of the 50.26 knots run by Sebastien Cattelan earlier this year in Luderitz, Namibia, and the upcoming claim for 50.57 knots by Alexandre Caizergues.

2008 Irish Kitesurfing Champions

The final competition of 2008 Irish Kitesurfing Championship was another no wind event, and so the placings are unchanged since Tyrella.

IKA sanctioned by ISAF

For the first time in history, the 2009 kiteboarding world championship title will be sanctioned by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF).

RNLI rescued another kiteboarder

Howth Inshore Lifeboat (ILB) went to the aid of a kitesurfer who was in difficulty off Dollymount beach this afternoon.

Dollymount beach

At dusk tonight, 16:25, volunteers at Howth Coast Guard Unit were requested to assist in the recovery of a casualty from the sea at Dollymount beach, Dublin. The casualty had been kitesurfing and become tangled in the lines of the kite.