Olympic Prospects Pondered at Formula Kite Worlds:
Weifang Binhai, China (September 13, 2016) – Light breezes tantalised racers at the Formula Kite (foil) World Championship for a second straight day, but remained stubbornly insufficient to get off any races in the women’s or men’s “gold” and “silver” fleets.
In the absence of action, the 60 riders from 19 countries were briefed on the status of kiting’s bid for a slot in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and voiced concerns over some possible strategies apparently unfolding.
Markus Schwendtner, International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) CEO, outlined the possible pathway to an Olympics berth and the potential pitfalls that could lie in the way.
Key among the…
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Registration Open for 2017 Pensacola a La Habana Race:
Registration for the 2017 Pensacola a La Habana Race from Pensacola Bay, Florida to Cuba’s Marina Hemingway near Habana is now open. This 511-mile race rides the tricky and often elusive loop current south from the top of the Gulf of Mexico to the bottom. Organizers hope for a 50-boat fleet, with the second biennial race to start April 30, 2017. Entry is open to multi-hulls and mono-hulls, amateurs and professionals, cruisers, racer/cruisers and all out racers. Full report.
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