VIDEO: Why Kiteboarding is Popular:
When you talk about accessibility to sailing, this video by Tom Court explains a lot about the growth in kiteboarding. Says Tom, “Whats the fastest way to the beach with a kite? Well on Wakatobi it’s to take the steepest handrail outside your hut… this was probably one of the sickest spots I have kited in years! Always wanted to take skateboarding into kiteboarding… check this 8 set handrail.”
Video published on Dec 23, 2016.
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British Olympic Sailing Manager Moves to Cycling:
(December 23, 2016) – After 15 years as the RYA’s Olympic Manager, Stephen Park OBE is to take up a new post as the Great Britain Cycling Team’s Performance Director.
Park guided the British Sailing Team to the top of the sport’s medal table in Rio, and is to become British Cycling’s first Performance Director since 2014.
The 48-year-old has been the RYA’s Olympic Manager for the past four Olympic cycles, with Britain’s world-beating sailors amassing 23 Olympic and Paralympic medals during his time at the helm. He will start work at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester in the spring of 2017.
Park said: “My time with the RYA has been hugely rew…
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