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Johnny Heineken Talks Racing Strategy

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Yes, racing is about speed. But winning requires smart sailing strategy too.

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PKRA Germany: The Racing Commences

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Two full rounds of racing were completed at the beetle kite surf World Cup in Saint Peter-Ording Germany yesterday. The racing didn’t start until four in the afternoon, but once it was underway the action was intense.  Julien Kerneur and ...

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VIDEO: The Need for Speed

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North Kiteboarding takes to Egypt with an inside look at the 2013 African Course Racing Championships.

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IKA Proposes a Kiteboarding Formula Class for Olympics

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IKA has released a press release today announcing that they have proposed a Formula Kite class for kiteboarding Olympic competition. This is a box rule meaning that any equipment that meets the IKA's guidelines can be used.

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Learning to Ride a Race Board: Like Learning to Kiteboard All Over Again

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It's been awhile since I last wrote about my experiences of learning to ride a race board and I feel like I've come a long way since I first tried to ride this thing.

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VIDEO: Adam Koch Profile

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Rider profile of kiteboarding course racer Adam Koch. Filmed during the 2012 PKRA Gold Games in France.

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It’s Official, Kiteboarding to be Included in the 2016 Olympics

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Today the International Sailing Federation voted to include kiteboarding in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Not only is kiteboarding in, but windsurfing is out as there are a limited number of medals that can be given to sailing sports.

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VIDEO: Johnny Heineken Profiled

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Video profile of US rider John Heineken, current World Champion kite racer. This profile has been shot during the PKRA 2012 in Mexico, Playa del Carmen, first tour stop of the PKRA World Tour.

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Learning to Ride a Race Board: A Few More Sessions

Sometimes it feels like I'm getting this figured out.

Anxious to get a few more race board sessions, I tried going out in wind that was just too light. Not one to learn lessons quickly, I did this two days in a row, each day ending up getting to swim back in.

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Learning to Ride a Race Board: First Two Days

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I know a lot of other riders look at racing with at least a little bit of interest, so I've decided to write about my experiences as I learn to ride these wild course boards.

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The Kite Racer Interviews

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The Kiteboarder Magazine sat down with some of the world's top kiteboarding course racers and designers to talk to them about the direction of course racing and what it means for the sport of kiteboarding.

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Kite-Cross World Championship Results from EUROSAF High Performance Grand Prix

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Within the event the inaugural Kite Cross World Championship was held. While there were run-away leaders in some classes, including double Olympic Tornado medallist Mitch Booth in the F18 catamaran, the closest finish across the whole competition was in the men’s kiteboarding competition.

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VIDEO: PKRA Germany 2011 Freestyle Wrap Up

Wrap Up of the double eliminations in St. Peter Ording, Germany during the 2011 PKRA Beetle Kitesurf World Cup.

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VIDEO: PKRA Germany 2011 Course Racing Wrap Up – St. Peter Ording

Wrap up video of the course racing in St. Peter Ording for the 2011 PKRA in Germany.

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PKRA St. Peter Ording, Germany, Day 9: Finals: Zoon and Pulido are World Champions for 2011

By winning this event and the fifth one in a row, Youri Zoon takes home his first world champion title! Youri commented “I couldn’t be happier, it’s hard to believe, I’ve been fighting for so long now, I had my knee injuries that have held me back for a while but now, finally I got it! Super stoked!” The same thing happened in the girls with Gisela Pulido (ESP, Airush) taking her fourth PKRA World Title.

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