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2013 IKA Kiteracing World Championship – The Movie

2013 IKA Kiteracing World Championship – The Movie

Johnny Heineken (USA) and Florian Gruber (GER) battle it out for the 2013 title

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Erika Heineken Reigns World Champion in China

Erika Heineken Reigns World Champion in China

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

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Heinekens Nominated for ISAF Rolex Sailor of the Year

Heinekens Nominated for ISAF Rolex Sailor of the Year

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and Rolex announced nominees for the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2013 yesterday, including kite course racers, John and Erika Heineken.ISAF received nominations for the 2013 Awards from across the world for ...

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Pacific Pilsner West Coast Open Delivers Action

Pacific Pilsner West Coast Open Delivers Action

The 2013 Canadian course racing championship wrap-up from Squamish, BC.

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Johnny Heineken Talks Racing Strategy

Johnny Heineken Talks Racing Strategy

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

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Heinekens Sweep 2013 North American Championship

Heinekens Sweep 2013 North American Championship

After four days of racing at Crissy Field, Johnny and Erika take the continental racing title.

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North American Kite Racing Champion to be Decided Today

North American Kite Racing Champion to be Decided Today

After three days of racing at the North American Kiteboard Racing Championship at the St. Francis Yacht Club, the top 10 of 74 kiters will face off on today in four scheduled races to see who will take the title.

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Heineken Leads by One Point at North American Kite Racing Championship

Heineken Leads by One Point at North American Kite Racing Championship

The second day of racing for the North American Kite Racing Championships saw the Yellow and Blue get changed up for closer racing throughout the fleets.

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North American Kite Racing Championship Day Two

North American Kite Racing Championship Day Two

Kite racing explodes onto the scene at Crissy Field in San Francisco, CA, USA.

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VIDEO: 2013 African Course Racing Wrap-Up

VIDEO: 2013 African Course Racing Wrap-Up

Johnny and Erika Heineken take first and second place finishes at the 2013 African Course Racing Championships in Egypt.

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Johnny Heineken named 2012 US SAILING Yachtsman of the Year

Johnny Heineken named 2012 US SAILING Yachtsman of the Year

Johnny Heineken has been named the 2012 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year for his dominating performances in competitive kiteboarding, including the Kiteboarding Course Racing World Championship in Cagliari, Italy, where he topped 148 competitors to claim the world title for a second consecutive year.

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VIDEO: Johnny Heineken Profiled

VIDEO: Johnny Heineken Profiled

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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The Kite Racer Interviews

The Kite Racer Interviews

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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Johnny Heineken Chosen as a Finalist for Rolex Yachtsman of the Year Award

Johnny Heineken Chosen as a Finalist for Rolex Yachtsman of the Year Award

"I am honored to have made the list," said Johnny Henieken, who had an amazing year on his race board. "It’s an amazing feeling to be considered for the most prestigious award in American sailing, and even more incredible to see kite racing recognized at the highest possibly level by the sailing community."

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

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

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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