Langebaan Downwind Dash saw a record entry of more than 200 kiteboarders, fighting for points towards the IKA downwind racing rankings. The first IKA event of the season came to an ende with local Greg Thijsse from South Africa and Petra Goeschl from Germany finally on the top.
Sjoukje Bredenkamp and Sebastien Cattelan have been elected to the Speedsailing Hall of Fame. Thanks to several hundred votes received, it was a thrilling race for the top positions. The full results can be found below or at www.speedworldcup.com
We are happy to anounce that kite manufacturer Cabrinha has joined the IKA to support our future work.
Cabrinha commercial manager Mike Raper states: "Kiteboarding has a strong future and we are excited to see that ISAF has included Kiteboarding as a new class, we hope the benefits of ISAF will assist the sport continue to succeed on the international stage. We look forward to working with the IKA to develop a unified strategy to grow the sport. We are very positive about the possibility of Kiteboarding becoming a participant of the Olympic games, we hope the support of IKA will help us in this direction".