buenos-aires-2018-youth-olympic-games
Jun 01, 2015

Kiteboarding takes the next jump forward on the Olympic journey

Young kiteboarders from around the world can now look forward to competing in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Buenos Aires, following a confirmation from the ISAF Executive…
FK
Mar 19, 2015

2015 Formula Kite World Championships Notice of Race and Registration

The Notice of Race has been published for the 2015 Formula Kite World Championships, to be held in Gizzeria, Italy, from July 14 to 19. The worlds best 80 kiteracers are invited…

Upcoming Events

   All events: Formula Foil TT:R Freestyle Wave Slalom Speed
Breaking News
(2015-06-28)
After four days of opening series, Oliver Bridge (GBR, North/North) and Elena Kalinina (RUS, Elf/TMV)… Read more...
   |    (2015-06-25)
Light winds dominate the opening races at the 2015 Formula Kite European Championships. The 2014… Read more...
   |    (2015-06-06)
Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre and Broadcast Asia in Singapore, is not the sort of… Read more...
   |    (2015-06-05)
We are happy to announce that we are adding a foilboard event to the European… Read more...
   |    (2015-06-01)
First step on the road back into the Olympic Games for kiteboarding has begun. Hopefully… Read more...
   |   
Subscribe to Newsletter
Print

KTA Hongkong Final Report

Written by Editor on . Posted in News

Well it has to be said that in the end typhoon Nida has had more than its fair share of input to the 2nd round of the KTA. Nida, which appeared in the region last week has twisted the regions weather patterns, which at the competition venue in Hong Kong has meant wind directions varying from bang on North through to South East and even beyond  due South at times. In the end this sadly resulted in no further competition for the event over the last two days.

The forecasts however said different giving a force 5 Easterly for the last day in the early morning, so in full anticipation of a day of freestyle competition the riders and KTA crew moved on mass to the East flat-water bay at Shiu Hau. But despite the early start and the stubborn resilience of one and all it was not to be. The wind again moved through from a early NE over to SW almost by the end without much of the predicted strength giving the assembled riders only one short blast of riding as it blew in from due East. Today of course the day after the KTA has ended the wind is perfect and those riders lucky enough not to be on homebound flights, they have finally been given the chance to enjoy the great flat-water conditions at Shiu Hau.

Still despite the lack of wind the KTA put together two good days of happens. Day three saw all the riders competing in a very popular and well contested SUP racing event - which for the men gave a great win for Yo of Thailand over New Zealand’s Mike Raper, with an Aussie win for the women as Ali Dudfield  beat Kathrin Bogwardt in a surf SUP final with 3 waves to 1. Big thanks to KTA tour sponsor Cabrinha for supplying the event with its new range of SUP boards as one of the tours key ‘no wind’ competition alternatives.

The day was then completed with a well appreciated and very interactive pro-riders clinic given by Alberto Rondina and Julien Hosp, both of whom are PKRA riders with Alberto of course recently making all the headlines by putting 5 times world champion Aaron Hadlow out of the running for his sixth consecutive world title. The last day also saw a second riders clinic given by Cabrinha’s chief designer alongside David Hastilow the company’s top test rider, who together fielded a whole range of questions from the riders on kite development.

Still despite the no wind day spirits were still high as everyone returned to the Palm Beach centre for the evening closing beach party and prize giving, which partied well in to the small hours of the next day. So although no freestyle was in the end completed there was still the full course racing winners to be awarded in both the national and international groupings.



KTA Course Race International men –

1.    Mike Raper – (New Zealand)
2.    Taner Kurt -  (Turkey)
3.    Yo –         (Thailand)


KTA Course Race International women –

1.    Hill Siu        (Hong Kong)
2.    Kathrin Bogwardt    (Germany)
3.    Rieko             (Japan)

Industry Partners

  • rrd_bw.png
  • cabinha_bw5.png
  • aguera_bw5.png
  • gaastra_bw.png
  • f2_bw.png
  • asv_bw.png
  • airush_bw.png
  • northkiteboarding_bw2.png
  • nplus1.png
  • temavento_bw.png
  • ozone_bw2.png

Sanctioned Pro Tours

  • kte_bw2.png
  • pkra_bw.png
  • kta_bw.png
  • ksplogo_bw.png

Media Partners

  • tkbm-black.png
  • sportsfeatures_bw.png
  • kiteforum.png
  • kiteworldmag_bw.png

Recognized Programs

  • KTAkiteKidsLogo_IKA.jpg
  • kb4girlslogo150.png
  • race_center_banner_IKA.jpg