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Kitesurfing Goes Yachting
#KITESURFING – It's encouraging to know there's always somone out there pushing the envelope. Looking at this next generation craft in the vid below shows there's a big future for sailing but just whether it's future's in the water or…
Nin O'Leary Heads West on Kitesurfing Expo
#KITESURFING – So this is what Royal Cork Yacht Clubs' finest get up to in the closed season! A top class crew took to the air at the weekend when Triple all Ireland Sailing Champion Nicholas O'Leary led four people,…
Video Shows Best of West Coast Kitesurfers
#KITESURFING - Irish kitesurfing's Mulranny Crew have had their best clips for 2011 compiled on YouTube. http://afloat.ie/watersport/kitesurfing The freestyle crew, based in the West of Ireland, describe themselves as "group of enthusiastic local riders, who try to push themselves harder…
Wheelchair User Learns to Kitesurf
#KITESURFING - A wheelchair user from Northern Ireland is defying what's generally expected of people with disabilities by learning how to kitesurf. As Australian surfing website Seabreeze reports, Jason McGrugan has been attempting to teach his friend Jen how to…
New Videos Show Two Sides of Kitesurfing in Ireland
Two new videos demonstrate the different sides of kitesurfing in Ireland. http://afloat.ie/watersport/kitesurfing/ The first shows Irish kiteboarder Ryan Coote taking on the intense big surf charged by the winds of Hurricane Katia on the west coast recently. Meanwhile the second…
Ireland's Kitesurfers Headed to Wexford Fest
The Irish National Kite Surfing Festival will be part of the action at the Wexford Kite Surfing Festvial in Duncannon next weekend. http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/kitesurfing/ Kitesurfers from all over Ireland will compete in course racing and a freestyle competition in their bid…
Kitesurfer Injured in West Cork
A man was hospitalised with serious head injuries after a kitesurfing accident in west Cork on Saturday. http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/kitesurfing/ The Irish Times reports that the man got into difficulty in high wins while kitesurfing in Courtmacsherry Bay. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2011/0718/1224300883641.html He was taken…
Kiteboarding Takes its Place in Dun Laoghaire Regatta
Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta showcased the dynamic new sport of Kiteboarding off Seapoint on Saturday. This year's regatta sees the launch of a brand new class, Kiteboard Course Racing. Many of you will be familiar with the mutlicoloured spectacle of…
Who is the Fastest of 'em All: Kite v Moth v 49er?
For most involved in conventional stick and cloth boating, the 49er dinghy is the ultimate speed machine. Its description as 'the high performance class' at the Olympic regatta gives it that ultimate status. Before you watch the vid below tho,…
Clare Kitesurfer Stars at Rhinos Wave Charge
Mark Barry was the standout kitesurfer at the final stage of the 2010 Rhinos Wave Charge in Brandon Bay recently. SEE VIDEO BELOW Surfer Today reports that the Co Clare rider outshone the competition on an exceptionally cold weekend that…
Kitesurfer Killed in France
A kitesurfer has been overwhelmed by the force of the wind while he was kitesurfing and been killed in France. He crashed into a nine-storey building and then went over it. The journal.ie has more on the accident. See over the…
French Kite Surfer Sets New World Speed Sailing Record
French kite surfer Alex Caizergues set a New World Speed Sailing Record at 54.10 knots during his first run at this week's Luderitz Speed Challenge event earlier today in Namibia. (SCROLL DOWN FOR VID BELOW) The event renowned for its super…
Cornwall's Bennett Claims Kitesurfing Crown in Kerry
Cornwall's Will Bennett once again came up trumps at the British Kite Surf Association's (BKSA) annual Wavemaster event at Brandon Bay, Co Kerry recently (SEE VIDEO BELOW). Bennett claimed his fourth successive Wavemaster title after a tough final duel with…
Kitesurfers Plan Irish Sea Crossing
A team of six kitesurfers are planning to cross the Irish Sea, from Cloghy in Northern Ireland to Silloth in West Cumbria. Whilst not a record it will be the first time anyone has kited from Ireland to England.  Kirsty…

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