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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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Racing continues at PKRA Germany

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Light winds bring more racing to the PKRA kiteboarding event Germany this week.

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Kai Lenny vs. ORACLE Team USA

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Will a $1500 kite beat a $15 millon dollar boat? Watch here.

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Bruno Sroka’s Endurance Kite Crossings

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A 240 nautical mile passage from France to Ireland starts a 3-year series of crossings.

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A Kite Racer from the North

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Catherine Dufour discusses the challenges and rewards of training to race.

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Kite Racing Shut Out of 2016 Olympics

The Annual General Meeting of the International Sailing Federation approved the decision to keep windsurfing in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with 51.3% of the votes, reverting the initial option for kiteboarding.

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VIDEO: Highlights from the 2012 Course Racing Worlds Medal Race Series

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After four days of full-on racing, John and Erika Heineken (USA) take the 2012 world titles in course racing.

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PKRA France: Gold Games Wrap Up After Another Day of Light Wind

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Keeping confident with an optimistic mindset and the slight chance of early wind, competitors arrived at 8am to be briefed on the plan for the day. This plan turned out to be quite similar to the days prior – wait for the wind to increase.

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

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"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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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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EVENT REPORT: Regatta Copa Mexico, Puerto Vallarta, FINAL RESULTS

The 2010 North American Kiteboarding Course Racing Championships are finished, and it was Adam Koch and Steph Bridge who came out on top.

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EVENT REPORT: Regatta Copa Mexico, Puerto Vallarta, March 4, 2010

The 2010 North American Championships are going on right now in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and The Kiteboarder Magazine is here on site on the beautiful Banderas Bay.

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