Oct 31, 2010

Rob Douglas smashes Speed Record

Records have been smashed all month long at this event; along with a new world speed sailing record we now have a new female record, and the first lady over 50 knots, with Charlotte Consorti posting a speed of 50.43 knots.
Sebastien Cattelan is the new European champion with 55.49 (1st to 55 knots).
New South African record set by Basil Cambanis with 50.75 knots.
New Namibian record set by Stefan Metzger with 48.57 knots.
New Solvinian record set by Jernej Privsek with 46.60 knots.

The fastest sailors of the 2010 Luderitz Speed Challenge are shown below:
1st - Rob Gouglas with 55.65 (USA)
2nd - Sebastien Cattelan with 55.49 (France)
3rd - Alex Caizergues with 54.93 (France)
4th - Sebatien Salerno with 54.28 (France)
5th - Sylvain Hoceini with 52.90 (France)

Ozone Catalyst 2011

Oct 30, 2010

On the Loose in Da Hood

Oct 19, 2010

2011 NOBILE kiteboarding online

Nobile published their 2011 website. For this new season they will some new boards: 2HD, Flying Carpet and Wood Skim.
Also new for the upcoming season is the kite Koinobori T5 with a pretty interesting graphics and flight characteristics.


Oct 12, 2010

Iksurf Mag October 2010

The latest Iksurf Mag is now available online on www.iksurfmag.com

This month, a great interview with Ruben Lenten as well as the crew behing all the F-one kiteboarding movies...

Kiteaid repairkits

Nothing like having to end your session early due to equipment failure. Kiteaid delivers kits to repair your kites. Looks pretty professional to me. Luckily I switch kites so fast that they dont get the time to wear out .

Kiteaid is proud to introduce to you our technilogically advanced products for repairing kites. Our sail repair product has innovated the way a kite can be repaired professionally without the hassle of costly stitch work. We use the best materials available to ensure a quick and easy repair everytime while on a kite trip.


Luderitz Speed Challenge 2010

3 National Records broken on 1st Day of Luderitz Speed Challenge The 1st National Speed Record broken within minutes of the start of the Luderitz Speed Event 2010 on what was expected to be simply a training session in anticipation prior to the big winds forecast for next week.
Kite surfer Gavin Broadbent smashed the existing New Zealand national record within 13 minutes of the first day of the 2010 Luderitz Speed Challenge on Friday 8th October at 2nd Lagoon, Luderitz Bay, Namibia. After only 3 runs his official average speed over 500m was recorded at 44.51 knots – the previous record being 40.68 knots.

70 minutes later, also on his 3rd run, Swedish windsurfer Anders Bringdal broke the Swedish National Windsurfing record. The existing record was 41.96 and his official recorded speed was 42.9 knots.Australian Kite surfer Tim Pumpa was the 3rd competitor of the day to set a new national record – Best Kite Speed record for Australia with an official speed of 40.72 knots. The previous record was 33.94 knots.
All new records are still to be ratified by the World Speed Sailing Record Council (WSSRC).

As predicted by the event organizers, Sebastian Cattelan and Sophie Routaboul, this event promises to be the most exciting speed sailing event in the history of the sport. For all the latest updates check out the official Luderitz Speed Event website www.luderitz-speed.com

Check the movie of day 1 here: http://www.imagemouvement.com/luderitz/teaserluderitz2010-web.mov

The Official Website : www.luderitz-speed.com
Pictures of this event : www.so-event.fr

Oct 7, 2010

Ben Wilson signs with FCS

FCS today announced the signing of world renowned kitesurfer Ben Wilson. Ben now joins the Global Team alongside professional surfers; Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning, Julian Wilson, and the Hobgood brothers. The partnership will include the production of a signature FCS Ben Wilson fin designed specifically for wave kitesurfing!