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Record-Breaking Surf Doctor To Debut At 'Battle For The Bay'
#Kitesurfing - The Sunday Independent profiles top kitesurfing prospect Katie McAnena ahead of next weekend's Battle for the Bay on Dollymount Strand. Kitesurfers and stand-up paddle boarders from around the world will converge on Bull Island in Dublin Bay from…
Ireland on the Delta Lloyd Start Line as Jade O'Connor is Selected for Test Event
#kitesurfing – 2014 will see Jade O'Connor continue to campaign in the Formula Kiteboard class after the Dubliner represented Ireland last year at The Kiteboard Racing World Championships in China. She finished 12th overall, her best result to date. "This…
UCD Win First Ever Kitesurfing Intervarsities
#kitesurf – On the 7th of March 2014 UCD Kitesurfing club descended upon Duncannon in County Wexford for the first ever Kitesurfing Intervarsities. With a promising forecast there was great excitement on the Friday night to what lay ahead. We…
German Youth Wins Kiteracing Oceanic Championship
#kitesurf – Current Course Racing World Champion, German Florian Gruber, has been crowned the inaugural Kiteracing Oceanic Championship winner. The laid-back 19-year-old won convincingly, taking out all but three races in the five-day competition at Leighton Beach, Fremantle. Hot on his…
Kitesurfer Jade Scores Personal Best at Chinese World Championships
#kitesurf – After 61 races over 5 days, with 150 sailors from 45 countries the IKA Kiteboard Racing World Championship drew to a close yesterday. Florian Gruber from Germany took the crown from ISAF Sailor of the year nominee Johnny Heineken in convincing…
Jade O'Connor Moves Up Kiteboard World Rankings in China
#kitesurfing – The skies of Bo'ao, Hainan, China have never looked so busy after two days of solid racing as 140 plus sailors from 45 countries compete at the Kiteboard Racing World Championships.Irish Sailor Jade O'Connor moved up the rankings…
Kitesurfing Will Be 'First Alternate' At Tokyo 2020
#Kitesurfing - There's been some good news for kitesurfing on the Olympic front as Surfer Today reports that the kiteboarding class will be the first alternate for the Tokyo Games in 2020. It was announced at the 2013 ISAF Annual…
Kitesurfers Want Action Over Dublin Beach Thefts
#Kitesurfing - "Countless" numbers of vehicles belonging to kitesurfers and other beach users have been broken into on Dublin beaches over the past year, according to the Irish Kite Surfing Association (ISKA). And as the Dublin People reports, the problem…
Kitesurfing Would Bring 'Urban Sport' Feel To Olympics Says ISAF
#Kitesurfing - Kitesurfing would add an 'urban sport' feel to the Olympic programme and should be reconsidered for inclusion in future Olympic Games. That's the message according to the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) in the minutes of its recent Executive…
Weymouth Speed Week at the WPNSA Attracts Double Women's World Speed Record Holder
#speedsailing – The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) will be a mecca for world speed sailing this month. Weymouth Speed Week, the oldest and longest-running global speed sailing event will run from the 12th to the 18th October.…
Achill Island Welcomes Kitesurfers For Irish Tour's Last Stop
#Kitesurfing - It will be last kite flying when Ireland's kitesurfers take to the water on Achill Island this weekend 28-29 September to battle some of the best in the world at the final stop on the Irish Kitesurfing Tour…
Foilboarding Johnny Heineken Hits the Heights
#foilboarding – Kitsesurfing got a new dimension stateside when American Sailor of the Year Johnny Heineken completed manouvers such as foiling tacks using a kiteboard. The hydrofoil eliminates the effects of choppy or rough conditions. Due to the hydrofoil's underwater characteristics, the…
Kitesurfer Completes Historic First from France to Ireland
#kitesurfing – French professional kitesurfer Bruno Sorca, has completed the first ever passage from France to Ireland adding to his English Channel record. The crossing was completed last night, and he was welcomed in to the Royal Cork Yacht Club in…
See You in Crosshaven, Tonight! Track Brittany Kitesurfer Here!
#kitesurf – At 6.20 am this Friday 19th of July, Bruno Sroka left Penn enez beach at the Aber Wrac'h in Brittany to achieve his long-awaited crossing heading towards Crosshaven (Cork harbour, Ireland)! With a 16 knots speed north-east wind…
Kitesurfer Aims to Cross From France to Ireland
#kitesurf – With favourable and suitable weather conditions forecast for this weekend three times World Champion kitesurfer Bruno Sroka should be able to start his crossing from France to Ireland today, writes Claire Bateman. The 17 hours of kitesurf will…
Kitesurfing Adventurer Plans Crossing From France to Ireland
#Kitesurfing - Bruno Sroka aims to complete an epic solo journey from France to Ireland on his kitesurfing board, powered only by the waves and the wind. As Surfer Today reports, the French kitesurfer - who already has a crossing…

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