Friday, November 11, 2011

Sail Melbourne Kiteboarding Championships on at Hampton

The Sail Melbourne Kiteboarding Championships are being held at Hampton Beach from 10-12 November as part of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Carnival.  The event is presented by Cabrinha and KBV.

Kiteboarding is being considered as a demonstration sport in the in the 2016 Olympic games in Rio De Janeiro.

Competitors in this internationally recognised sailing competition may have a chance to participate at the Olympic games!

KBV/AKSA members have the opportunity to experience the following four competitions, including two proposed Olympic Kiting classes, in an official competition format:
  • Course Racing (proposed Olympic class)upwind-downwind course racing
  • Freestyle expression session with elimination finals, specific format depends on number of competitors in each division and weather forecast - 
  • Kite-X (proposed Olympic class) slalom racing with obstacles, running elimination heats and finals - 
  • Big Air expression session, if conditions permit
Winners will receive a recognised medal from Sail Melbourne. Plus Cabrinha and SHQ will provide prizes to the winners on the day.

The event has been created to cater for all levels of kiteboarding ability.

The Kiting portion of the Sail Melbourne World Cup week will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10-12th November, at Hampton Beach.


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