Plenty of action now the sport has been recognised for the Olympics - Slalom on TT:R (TwinTip), Formula Kite (regulated equipment) and KiteFoil (development class). Speed, tactics and pure athleticism with this new addition to compete on the water to be first across the finish line.
World Sailing SWC - Hyeres 2017 - Formula Kite Highlights
World Sailing's World Cup Series Round Two 2017 - Hyeres, France. Get ready to hold on to your seat for the fast and furious kite foilers - stunning conditions for a complete French podium with Nicolas Parlier taking overall gold position.
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The 2017 season kicked off in Thailand with the first event held in the Youth Olympic Games format, and it was a huge success. With light winds, no racing was able to take place which gave the riders a chance to relax on the beach.
IKA KiteFoil Gold Cup & TT-R Open Korea - Race Day 1
Reigning International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) KiteFoil class champion Maxime Nocher began the defence of his title in Korea in perfect style—notching up two bullets from two races. In light breezes that struggled to reach 8kts, the Monegasque rider put in a solid shift on the first day o...
IKA KiteFoil Gold Cup & TT-R Open Korea - Race Day 2
As the wind refused to play ball on the third day of the IKA KiteFoil GoldCup in Korea, preventing any racing, talk among the riders inevitably turned to the hope of Olympics inclusion, a dream for most.
IKA KiteFoil Gold Cup & TT-R Open Korea - Race Day 4
Top-level kitefoil racing is first and foremost a psychological game almost goes without saying. But in the hothouse atmosphere of the KiteFoil GoldCup series’ opening exchanges the teasing wind—or absence of it—only underscored how those at the pinnacle are masters at maintaining their poise.
IKA KiteFoil Gold Cup & TT-R Open Korea - Race Day 5
Reigning KiteFoil GoldCup champion Maxime Nocher sealed victory in the year’s first event with a perfect final day, racking up four bullets from four races in light breezes that threatened to die at any moment.
True to form, the Yellow Sea off Weifang Binhai has been serving up flat waters and light breezes characteristic of the time of year. But the foilers on their largest 21m kites have been notching up impressive speeds as they test their pace against rivals and team-mates. Thirty-eight riders from ...
France’s Axel Mazella and Alexia Fancelli tightened their grip on the leaderboard’s top spots with wins in the men’s and women’s divisions at the International Kiteboard Association (IKA) KiteFoil GoldCup in China. Mazella scored his third consecutive bullet from three races while Fancelli made i...
British teenager Guy Bridge notched up a remarkable four bullets to seize top of the leaderboard at the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) KiteFoil GoldCup in eastern China. Bridge, younger brother of Olly, might even have made it five wins had he not misjudged a dramatic wind shift tha...
It was all change yet again at the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) KiteFoil GoldCup in eastern China as the lead in the men’s and women’s divisions switched hands on the penultimate day of competition. But the fickle breezes that have dogged the regatta on the Yellow Sea off Weifang’...
In an anxious final day France’s Axel Mazella sealed victory at the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) KiteFoil GoldCup in eastern China with a pair of assured bullets. But heading out on to the water with his 21m kite in the light airs that had taken most of the day to fill, overnight ...
2017 Twin Tip Racing Open World Championship - Day One
The first competition day went down in Pingtan, China with the expected battles between defending European Champion Martin Dolenc, Theo Lhostis and Florian Gruber. Kirstyn O'Brien is leading the women's fleet and Tiger Tyson the boy's.
2017 Twin Tip Racing Open World Championship - Final Day
Strong winds on the final day of the 2017 Open Slalom Worlds saw fierce battles around the course with the titles won only in the last of the five eliminations for Mens and Boys and ten eliminations for Women.