Please select your home edition
Edition
Predictwind - Iridium

Kiteboard Slalom World Championship heads to Sylt

by ISAF on 28 Jun 2012
Sylt Ready To Host Kiteboard Slalom World Championship © KWkomm. - Die Kommunikations-Manufaktur
The Kiteboard Slalom World Championship is set to take place from June 26 to July 1 in Sylt, Germany, where high performance will meet with high expectations and awesome jumps, dizzying races and pulsating slalom rides will be witnessed. Who becomes the World Champion in Slalom and who will be the rising star in Freestyle and Race?

Standing out as a favored destination by competitors and spectators alike, the 'Brandenburger Strand' in Sylt, Germany becomes a lift of activity once the kiteboarders arrive, drawing last year close to 100,000 visitors and packing the beach with lots of entertainment and varied exhibitions of sport innovation products.

Over 90 kitesurfers from 20 countries are pre-registered to the spectacular competition in freestyle, slaloming and course races to win €20,000.

Beginning on 26 June and running until 1 July, Sylt will provide freestyle, race and slalom riders the opportunity to showcase their skills in one of the best places on the North Sea Islands - looking to claim the World Champion title in Slalom and important points for the European Championship in Freestyle and Course Race.

The German fleet are ready to defend home waters. Freestyler Mario Rodwald (21, Rendsburg) and winner of the first tour stop in Austria is looking forward to compete in Sylt as well as racer woman Christine Bönniger (25, Kiel), second in Austria and Florian Gruber (19, Garmisch-Partenkirchen).

They will have a hard time against Bruno Sroka (36, Brest) and French Shooting star Maxime Nocher (17, Cagnes sur Mer).

With big waves, scenic surroundings and some of the best kiting conditions in Europe it is no wonder so many professional kiteboarders call this place the European Hawaii. Kitesurf World Cup website
Wildwind 2016 660x82PredictWind.com 2014Mackay Boats

Related Articles

Richard Vs Barack; Foiler Vs Kiteboard at Necker Island, BVI
It was a huge honour to be able to invite President Barack and Michelle Obama down to the British Virgin Islands It was a huge honour to be able to invite President Barack and Michelle Obama down to the British Virgin Islands for a complete break after Barack finished his second term as President. It was tremendous to offer him the chance to learn to kitesurf. The sport has really taken off in the past decade and we have the perfect conditions and team to help anyone learn.
Posted on 8 Feb
Kitewing cruising on Lake Sunapee
A beautiful first day of 2017 on Big Lake Sunapee with the Kitewing. Always happy to have something a bit different to feature and this one does not involve a moving sea, tropical sun, bathers (swimmers) or anything quite like that. Kiting cruising on skis and skates! Annie Tuthill had a beautiful first day of 2017 on Big Lake Sunapee with the Kitewing.
Posted on 3 Feb
World Cup Series - McNay and Hughes (USA) claim third Miami Gold
The final five medal races were held at World Cup Series Miami 2017, Presented by Sunbrella on Sunday The final five medal races were held at World Cup Series Miami 2017, Presented by Sunbrella (January 22-29, 2017) on Sunday, capping off a successful 28th year of North America’s premier Olympic classes regatta. U.S. Olympians Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and Dave Hughes (Miami, Fla.) won their fourth Miami medal in the last five years, with three of those medals being gold.
Posted on 30 Jan
Six Miami medals as first 2017 World Cup concludes
Britain’s sailors concluded their first World Cup regatta of the 2020 cycle with a six-medal haul Britain’s sailors concluded their first World Cup regatta of the 2020 cycle with a six-medal haul as the Sailing World Cup Miami drew to a close on Biscayne Bay on Sunday (29 January).
Posted on 30 Jan
World Series Cup - Hitting the right notes in Miami
Zegers and teammate Annaloes van Veen displayed incredible poise to grab the Women's 470 title. A classically trained concert pianist, Afrodite Zegers (NED) is no stranger to the big stage. So when the pressure was at fever pitch in the final race of the 2017 World Series Cup Miami presented by Sunbrella, and the proverbial lights of a live worldwide broadcast at its brightest, Zegers and teammate Annaloes van Veen displayed incredible poise to grab the Women's 470 title.
Posted on 30 Jan
American sailors ready to challenge for Medals on Sunday in Miami
Five of the ten scheduled medal races took place on Saturday at World Cup Series Miami 2017 Five of the ten scheduled medal races took place on Saturday at World Cup Series Miami 2017, Presented by Sunbrella (January 22-29, 2017), with US Sailing Team boats competing in the Men’s 49er and Nacra 17 classes as online audiences watched from around the world. On Sunday, multiple American boats will have a shot at the podium as the regatta comes to a close.
Posted on 29 Jan
World Cup Series - Shifty conditions make Medal Races a test of nerve
With World Cup Series secure going into Medal Race, 49er sailors sailed a clean race and largely stayed out of the fray. With the World Cup Series secure going into the Medal Race, 49er sailors Dylan Fletcher-Scott and Stuart Bithell (GBR) sailed a clean race and largely stayed out of the fray. They finished fifth, capping off an impressive start to the Tokyo 2020 quad for this new team.
Posted on 29 Jan
World Cup Series Miami - Back in the Brazilian Laser
Brazilian sailing has had superstars grabbing the headlines since the 1980s with Torben Grael and Robert Scheidt. Brazilian sailing has had superstars grabbing the headlines since the 1980s with Torben Grael and Robert Scheidt. Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze thrust themselves on to the world stage at Rio 2016 taking a thrilling gold in an epic final Medal Race. The skiff girls represent a younger generation and after Scheidt bowed out of the Laser there is a gap to fill.
Posted on 28 Jan
World Cup Series Miami - U.S. Boats qualify for Medal Races
On day four, competition was intense as the final berths in each ten-boat, double-points medal race were decided. World Cup Series Miami 2017, Presented by Sunbrella (January 22-29, 2017) will see the first medal races of the regatta take place on Saturday. On day four, competition was intense as the final berths in each ten-boat, double-points medal race were decided. The United States will be represented in two medal races on Saturday, in the Men’s 49er and Nacra 17 classes.
Posted on 28 Jan
World Cup Series Miami - Grael and Kunze show their mettle on Day 4
For Brazil's fourth day of 2017 World Cup Series Miami started on a sour note, with a 14th in a 16-boat 49erFX fleet. For Brazil's Martine Soffiati Grael and Kahena Kunze, the fourth day of the 2017 World Cup Series Miami presented by Sunbrella started on a sour note, with a 14th in a 16-boat 49erFX fleet.
Posted on 28 Jan