Kite Racing World Championships Head To Sylt Germany In 2011
The International Kiteboarding Association has an excellent kitesurfing event in store for the summer of 2011. Last year's champion, Bruno Sroka, will be returning to the Kite Racing World Championships and hopes to get another taste of victory.
The location may prove to be an advantage for the winner of the 2010 Kite Racing World Championships, Bruno Sroka, who came in third behind Adam Koch and Damien LeRoy in last year's world championship in Corpus Christi.
“2010 was a successful test by having the European Racing Championships at this very spectacular location which perfectly fits the needs of our growing sport: Excellent wind statistics as well as great access for the spectators and the media – all this sums up to a great opportunity for holding the first Racing World Championship on this side of the Atlantic Ocean”, Markus Schwendtner, Executive Secretary of the responsible class association IKA said.
Bruno and the other top racers from all around the world will be competing for a prize money purse of 15.000 €. Another highlight of the 2011 event is that freestyle will be added as a second discipline.
The results of the 2011 Kite Racing World Championships in Sylt, Germany will count towards the Kitesurf Tour Europe, a series that hosted more than 160 participants from 14 countries and attracted more than 166.000 spectators in 2010. The Kitesurf Tour Europe hopes to find the best European Kiteboarder in the discipline of freestyle.
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