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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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IKA Racing Worlds Day 2 Update

Around noon the wind started turning but also to completely die down, and it took another couple of hours until it came back up. Around 5 pm there were first signs of wind on the horizon, and suddenly at 5:30pm the wind switched on, turned to west, and had 17-20 knots in strength.

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Day 1 Report from Johnny Heineken at the 2011 Kite Course Racing World Championships

Six of the top seven are Americans and almost all of the Mike's Lab boards are in the top 10...pretty cool. Today the wind was kind of backwards from normal. It started side-off and really puffy and the kite call was super hard to make because figuring out how windy it was out there was next to impossible.

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KSP TOUR – WILDCARD APPLICANTS LIST AND FINAL NOTICE FOR SUBMISSION JUNE 11

To ensure that that they received all applications for those that applied for a wildcard spot on the KSP tour, IKA and KSP are asking that riders double check that you are on the below list. If not, please contact the KSP or IKA by June 11 with proof of your in-time application.

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Kiteboarding to be Included in 2016 Olympics as an Evaluation

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has decided to include kiteboarding course racing as an evaluation sport in the 2016 Olympics.

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Kitesurfing Wave World Championship Series Announced

The second stage – the finals – will be run by the Kite Surf Pro (KSP), a new tour created by a group of the worlds finest wave riders.

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Final World Rankings for 2010

After the last events of the season, the final rankings for 2010 in all disciplines have been published. The overall world cup winners are: Andy Yates / Gisela Pulido (Freestyle), Bruno Sroka / Steph Bridge (Course Racing) and Guilly Brandao / Gisela Pulido (Wave Riding).

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IKA Kicks Off Olympic Campaign

The International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) is launching a campaign to gain inclusion of Kiteboard Racing as an event on the Olympic Sailing program for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games.

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PKRA Essaouira Wrap Up

The wind began to pick up in strength fairly early this morning, making it possible for an 11:30am start.

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IKA, PKRA, KPWT, IKF, ISAF: What does it all Mean?

So far, everything going on has only directly affected a small number of competition riders, but what does this all mean for the rest of us?

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PKRA Cabarete Results/Wrap Up

More than 20 nationalities made their way to Cabarete to test their skills against the world’s best kiteboarders

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PODCAST: Puerto Rico IKA Caribbean Championship

Our guest on this week’s The Kiteboarder podcast is Karla Barerra of Kitesurf Puerto Rico.

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2010 IKA World Kite Races: Day 2

Today was a completely different day for the 34 racers from 14 countries participating in the 2010 IKA World Kite Racing Championship.

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PKRA France 2010: Final Results

Today was much like the past few days. The wind decided that it was going to be stubborn yet again.

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