IKA kiteboarding world championships
Oct 12, 2015

IKA unveils plan for 2016 Kiteboarding World Championships

The disciplines of Freestyle, Big Air, Wave and Slalom will all see a full series of events in the 2016 season, incorporating well-proven existing and fantastic new locations. The…
Sep 01, 2015

North American KiteFoil Championships 2016 to be held at "Lord of the Wind"

Lord of the Wind, the international kiteboard competition held on the East Cape of Baja California Mexico, announces that the 2016 event will be the IKA North American Kitefoil…

Upcoming Events

   All events: Formula Foil TT:R Freestyle Wave Slalom Speed
Breaking News
On day 3 of the ‘Roof of the World’ Regatta our plans all came together… Read more...
   |    (2015-09-27)
The latest update from the ROTW crew and they and sounding happy. The wind has… Read more...
   |    (2015-09-27)
The latest update from the ROTW crew and they and sounding happy. The wind has… Read more...
   |    (2015-09-25)
First post in from Polly – update from Khorog, Tajikistan We are day four into… Read more...
   |    (2015-09-25)
1000Km of dirt tracks and 4655m of altitude is what is required on the journey… Read more...
Subscribe to Newsletter

Slalom World Championships Day 1

Written by Editor on . Posted in News

Day1 of the 2011 Kite Slalom World Championships kicked of with light and shifting winds, causing the course to be set a couple of times during the day but not making a start possible before 1700 hours.

In winds averaging 6 knots the 23 competitors from all over the world went out to the waters of Mar Menor for the first ever ISAF recognized Kite Slalom World Championships.

Six heats could be completed before the wind died down to less than 4 knots making it impossible for the riders to head out to the starting area again, so racing was called off for the day with the mens semifinals and womens finals of round one coming up tomorrow in a stronger (forecasted) breeze.

Round one of the men saw 4 heats, with all the favourites advancing so far. Heat one kicked off with Gunnar Biniasch (GER) winning after overtaking Garcia (ESP) on the last leg in close racing. Heats 2-4 were easily won by the favourites in their heats Brian Lake (USA), Bruno Sroka (FRA) and Damien Leroy (USA). Also advancing to the semifinals of round 1 are Garcia, Garijo, Boadella and Villar.

In the womens fleet, 2 heats were run with the second one being close to be abandoned as the wind started dying, but both heats seing the favourites going through easily to the finals tomorrow. These are Boese (GER), Guerguivera (BUL) and Adrien (FRA). Two riders from the second semifinal had to be disqualified for being out of the time limit for finishing, leaving the final only go ahead with the top 3 riders.

The forecast for the upcoming two days is promising, with winds around 12-15 knots for Friday and even more for Saturday, which should be good for another few rounds of exciting action at Mar Menor.

Industry Partners

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

Sanctioned Pro Tours

  • ksplogo_bw.png
  • kitefoilgoldcup.png
  • kiteboardtoureurope_bw.png
  • kta_bw.png

Media Partners

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

Recognized Programs

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