Upcoming Events

Slalom PKRA Hainan
10 days ahead Haikou
Freestyle PKRA Hainan
10 days ahead Haikou
Formula Kite Formula Kite Asian / Middle Ea...
15 days ahead The Pearl - Qatar
Formula Kite ISAF Sailing World Cup Grand F...
32 days ahead Abu Dhabi
Slalom PKRA Argentina
43 days ahead Embalse Cuesta Del Viento
   All events: Formula Foil TT:R Freestyle Wave Slalom Speed
Breaking News
(2014-10-25)
Yep it would seem that the KTA’s very own MC Sukie has kicked arse over… Read more...
   |    (2014-10-25)
On this 23 October 2014, in Lüderitz, Namibia, will go down in the history books… Read more...
   |    (2014-10-25)
Exciting slalom action highlighted Day 2 of the Pingtan Kiteboarding World Cup. The fleet of… Read more...
   |    (2014-10-24)
The first day of the Pingtan Kiteboarding World Cup got underway today in side-onshore wind… Read more...
   |    (2014-10-24)
The first day of the Pingtan Kiteboarding World Cup got underway today in side-onshore wind… Read more...
   |   
Subscribe to Newsletter
Print

The worlds best kiteboarders meet on Sylt next week to fight for the 2011 Course Racing World Title

Written by Editor on . Posted in News

Just one week to go before the warning signal comes up for the largest and best skilled fleet in kiteboard racing ever.

More than 140 competitors from 28 nations representing all continents have registered to find their champion on Germany's most prestigious island Sylt, located in the North Sea which produces challenging conditions with strong winds and waves.

The Kiteboard Racing World Championship is coming to Europe for the first time in history, and the strong European fleet led by Masters World Champion Bjorn Rune Jensen (DEN), current world ranking leader Olivier Dansin and last years overall world cup winner Bruno Sroka (both France) are keen to steel the title from the Americans who were keeping them in their rows for the past two years. Reigning World Champion Adam Koch is on the US team as well as two times Olympic medallist Mike Gebhardt.

South America is represented by continental champion Pedro Montenegro as well as Asia is by continental champion Yo Pudla.

Same situation in the womens fleet: in absence of reigning world champion Kari Schivebaag (NOR, injured), last years overall world cup winner and European Champion Steph Bridge (GBR) is facing strong competition from North American Champion Melissa Gil (CRC) and South American Champion Nayara Licariao (BRA).

Besides the battle for the course racing world championship, also the freestylers will have their say on the water during the first stage of the European Championship Tour, which is held at the same time and attracts some of the finest freestylers in the world.

Sylt is not only known for the action on the water but also for the parties on land, and thus several ten thousand spectators are expected to follow the races and the beach and night life.

For more information visit www.kitesurf-worldcup.com and www.internationalkiteboarding.org

Free Pictures are available at www.brandguides.net

Live updates from the racing days will be available at the IKA facebook and twitter channels:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/International-Kiteboarding-Association/288650139061
Twitter: www.twitter.com/IKAclass

Industry Partners

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

Sanctioned Pro Tours

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

Media Partners

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

Recognized Programs

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