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Trittel and Kalinina Dominate Trofeo Sofia IBEROSTAR

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Challenging conditions throughout the week in Palma concluded yesterday.

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Nightmare Conditions Day 3 Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia

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Zero to 44 knots winds force racing to be abandoned for the day.

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46th Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia Kicks Off with Kiteboarding

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First appearance of kiteboarders at the Sofia IBEROSTAR alongside the Olympic classes...

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The IKA KiteFoil GoldCup Kicks Off in La Ventana

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Light wind, huge kites and a tangle (!) for Day One of the 2015 IKA KiteFoil GoldCup

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The IKA KiteFoil Gold Cup is Back

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One of the world's fastest wind-powered watercrafts finds its place in racing (again)

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Formula Kite Racing Kicks Off

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Talent meets experience in racing at the Formula Worlds this week

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The IKA KiteFoil GoldCup debuts in Mexico

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A brand new discipline emerges in kiting with a competitive tour all its own

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Erika Heineken Reigns World Champion in China

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Brother, Johnny Heineken, takes second to a tenacious Florian Gruber

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IKA Announces Kiteboarding Class Changes

The IKA class meeting held last weekend in Rome has resulted in some important decisions for the 2013 season.

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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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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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Americans take First-Fourth at the IKA Kite Racing World Championships

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After 12 races and 3 discards in more than challenging conditions, with winds up to 25 knots and breaking seas of 3+ meters, John Heineken (USA, Ozone) and Steph Bridge (GBR, North) are the new world champions in kite course racing. Both riders did it in great fashion, resulting in a perfect score of 6.3 points each!

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July 1 Report from Chip Wasson at the 2011 Kite Course Racing World Championships

Here in Sylt, July 1st came in with a bang in the kiteboard racing department at the 2011 World Championships. I don't know about the other riders out there but today offered up some of the most challenging racing conditions I have ever competed in! 6-8 foot breaking waves and swell that was all over the place accompanied a 30+ knot breeze. In these conditions the race committee could not even anchor their start boats which motored in place all day long always in fear of getting rolled.

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Day 3 Report from Johnny Heineken at the 2011 Kite Course Racing World Championships

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Yesterday we had 3 more races in really nasty conditions. A lot of the game was finding the weather mark which was a small yellow cone in head high chop. The first race I started conservatively on starboard near the pin (favored). Andy crushed the port tack start, crossing with about 10 other guys. From there I rounded behind Sky, Damo, and Julien, passing them all on the downwind leg.

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Kite Racing World Championships Day 3: Waves and Wind

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The racers went out for three races in strong winds and 2-3 meter waves - not really easy conditions to handle with a race board. Nevertheless, the picture on the water did not change from yesterday. The US-team races in another league with only a few Europeans who can follow the speed of John Heineken, Andy Koch, and Sky Solbach.

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