British Kite Surfing Association: National Tour dates 2009 are out

Now in its 9th year the British Kite Surfing Association tour dates are out. Three super size events with four National Titles being run to crown the BKSA Champion.

Lewis Crathern three times British Champion.   Copyright: The events dates are now official. Seven Venues are plannt for this years UK Kitesurf Championship

Dates – For Freestyle Kitesurf  - Course, Buggy and Landboard
Round 1 May 15th-17th  Swansea   South Wales
Round 2 July 10th-12th  Hunstanton   Norfolk
Round 3 July31st-Aug 2nd Barrow   Cumbria
Round 4 August 28th-30th Blackpool   Lancashire
Round 5  September 4th-6th Bridlington   Yorkshire
Round 6 September 25th-27th Littlehampton  West Sussex
Round 7 October 8th-10th Redcar   Tyne Side

All above events are subject to funding: if funding is not agreed events may be pulled 30 days prior to dates .

Wave Events
These will be run on the first 3 dates that have wind – no wind no comp – they are weekend only events!

April – 4th-5th / 11th-12th / 18th-19th
May – 2nd-3rd / 23rd-24th / 30th-31st
June – 6th-7th / 13th-14th
Sept- 5th-6th / 12th-13th / 19th-20th
October- 3rd-4th / 24th-25th

Notification will be made on Thursday Evening if an event will take place.

You must Pre Register and pay in advance – Heats will be drawn up prior to event.

Speed Rankings 2009
Throughout 2009 we will be running the BKSA GPS Speed rankings.

This will be a full list of up to date ranking of UK based riders using the international GPS ranking list.

You can do it anywhere anytime you like – Awards for the fastest Men and Ladies awards will be given out at the end of Year Prizegiving at the end of October – so get speeding – on the water!

Coaching Days
The BKSA will have more coaching days to BKSA members who have done a level 2 courses – to help with getting back on the water after the winter break or improve your riding

The courses taken by some of the top UK coaches will be taking place in the spring/ summer of 09

Youth Training
The BKSA will also be having more regional youth training days this year.
Register your interest

United States Wind and Water Open.  Copyright: KPWT / Carlos Delicado

Dates for the 2009 US Wind & Water Open have been set

This year's event will be headlined by the 2009 North American Course Racing Continental Championships as well as the US Kiteboarding National Championships.


Results of the Lüderitz Speed Challenge 2008

The Lüderitz Speed Challenge 2008 is finished, and it was a triumph, both for the competitors, who broke almost every record there was to break, and for Lüderitz which proved to be one of the best speed sailing destinations in the world.

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