Lighthouse to Leighton returns faster than a ferry in 2015

November 27, 2015 | Kiteboarding
Lighthouse to Leighton: 19 kilometers of high winds | Photo: North/Red Bull

More than one hundred kiteboarders will participate in the 2015 Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton, in Fremantle, Western Australia, on the 5th December.

The 19-kilometer marathon is Southern Hemisphere's longest kiteboarding race. The sixth edition has $8,950 in cash prizes and $4,050 in trophies for the fastest riders.

Athletes will race across the Indian Ocean from Phillip Point, at Rottnest Island, to Leighton Beach, North Fremantle. Spectators can watch the competitors ride into the finish line at Leighton Beach.

Canadian kiteboarder Martin Dolenc, the Under 18 World Kite Racing champion, is one of the stars of the event. He will be competing against the European Kite Racing champion, Olly Bridge.

Bridge won the 2014 Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton and set a new race record in the crossing with a total time of 22 minutes and 7 seconds. That's faster than the Rottnest ferry. Marvin Baumeister, Johnno Keys and Dale Stanton have also confirmed their presence.

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