Kiteboarding has been given a unique opportunity to take part in one of Asia’s oldest sailing regatta’s, the world renowned Phuket King’s Cup. The KTA and IKA have received an invitation from the Regatta to join the 25th anniversary year of the event so that it can include the world’s newest sailing sport into the competition.
Sadly the wind failed to materialise for the final day of competition at the EUROSAF High Performance Grand Prix and 2011 Kite Slalom World Championships on the Murcia region of Spain’s Mar Menor, where an innovative new event has been taking place over the last four days with kiteboarders part of the competition alongside boats such as the A-Class and F18 catamarans, the foiling Moth and the 29erXX - the favourite to be chosen as the new Olympic women’s two person skiff for Rio 2016.
Day 3 of the 2011 slslom world championships kicked off with a solid 12-15 knots breeze - unfortunately offshore and shifty which made setting a course impossible in the early hours.
The wind stabilised at 1200 enough to finalize yesterdays third round and then run another full 4 eliminations.