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Live GPS Tracking at SEAT Kitesurf World Cup Sylt

From 22nd until 27th of June 2010, the SEAT Kitesurf World Cup will host the Kitesurf Tour Europe as well as the European Kite Racing Championships and offer live GPS tracking for the first time in kiteboarding ever.

“It is a pleasure to support the professional racings of the SEAT Kitesurf World Cup with our profession to geotarget and track people”, Heiko Thoelmann CEO of Presentec GmbH explains.


About this sensational approach in kiteboarding. The buyos and top 10 rider in the racing fleet will be tracked via Sunsim water-proof mobile phones and displayed to a giant LCD screen at the beach. Vodafone SIM cards will ensure that also speed and other interesting infromations will be available on www.kitesurf-worldcup.com for the spectator.

The IKA (International Kiteboarding Association) will feature the broadcast. Rider and kiteboarding addicteds can follow the “fourious four” in the racings:

Leading Danish Bjoern Rune Jensen (42 years), Dutch Rolf Van der Vlugt (29 years and Dutch speed record holder with over 47 knots) and German Dirk Hanel (35 years) are giving current World Ranking leader Bruno Sroka from France a hard time to win the European Championship in kite racing while this Kitesurf Tour Europe stop.

The Kitesurf Tour Europe will determine the best European Kiteboarder in the thrilling discipline of freestyle. Each individual event will also offer kiteboard racing with ranking points counting towards the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) world ranking.

For 2010 the series is hosted by the famous Surf Cup Podersdorf (Austria), the KBO (Netehrlands), SEAT Kitesurf World Cup (Germany), Engardin Wind in Switzerland and a final event Poland while the famous FAMA festival. The KTE will distribute a total Price Money of more than 60.000€. For more informations please visit www.kitesurftour.eu

The sanctioning body IKA (International Kiteboarding Association) is an International Class Association of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), the world governing body for any kind of sailing activities including kitebording. Its responsibility, amongst others, is to manage the global administration of the sport and combining world events into one united ranking

Brand Guides is an agency based in Hamburg/Germany and is specialized in lifestyle and extreme sports. In 2002 Brand Guides esteblished the German Championship series, the Kitesurf Trophy (www.kitesurf-trophy.de) which is held with 39 events since 2002. The Kitesurf WorldCup Westerland 2009 was the first ever IKA sanctioned WorldCup event.

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   Top Rankings Racing

Formula Kite

 

KiteFoil Open

 

TT:R Open

 

TT:R Youth

 

Speed

male Nico Parlier  France      male Axel Mazella  France      male Martin Dolenc  Croatia      male Benoit Gomez  France      male Alex Caizergues  France  
female Daniela Moroz  United-States     female A. Desjardins  France     female Jingle Chen  China     female Sofia Tomasoni  Italy     female Hannah Whiteley  United-Kindom  

   Top Rankings Expression

Freestyle

 

Big Air

 

Wave / Strapless

             

Park

male Carlos Mario  Brazil                   male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                  male Airton Cozzolino  Italy      male Sam Light  United-Kindom   
female Bruna Kajiya  Brazil       female Bibiana Magaji  Slovakia      female Jalou Langeree  Netherlands      female Annelous Lammerts  Netherlands   

   Top Rankings SnowKite

Racing Ski

 

Racing Snowboard

 

Long Distance Ski

             

Long Distance Snowboard

male Felix Kersten  Germany                   male Reinhold Gehrer  Austria                  male Felix Kersten  Germany      male Reinhold Gehrer  Austria   
female Maria Stellitano  Italy       female Aija Ambrasa  Latvia      female Maria Stellitano  Italy      female Aija Ambrasa  Latvia