sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Kiteboard Tour Asia (KTA) Australian Open and National Championship
Kiteboard Tour Asia (KTA) Australian Open and National Championship

'2011 Phuket King’s Cup Regatta. Photo by Kiteboard Tour Asia.'    Phuket King's Cup Regatta    Click Here to view large photo

The Kiteboard Tour Asia (KTA) for the first time since its inception, takes its kiteboarding competition outside of Asia to join the Australian Kitesurf Association (AKA) to present the 2012 Australian National Championships in combination with an International Open event.

Its an exciting time for Kiteboard Tour Asia (KTA) and the sport of kiteboarding as this week sees the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) announce the successful inclusion of kiteboarding onto its Olympic Sailing program for the 2016 Summer Games in Brazil. The KTA was invited by the Queensland Government to join them and the Australian Kitesurf Association (AKA) for the event.

For the KTA it adds greater energy to its on-going development of the sport which is for the first time about to take the KTA itself outside of Asia to bring its event know how to Australia's National Championship in Townsville, Queensland from the 7th - 11th June 2012.

2011 Phuket King’s Cup Regatta. Photo by Kiteboard Tour Asia. -  Phuket King's_Cup_Regatta   Click Here to view large photo

So the KTA is stretching its legs in its latest Open Event and linking up with its Australasian cousins to bring the first KTA Australian Open in combo with the Australian Kiteboard Nationals. The event is sanctioned by the IKA/ISAF and is in partnership with the AKSA to endorse their Australian national championship this year.

The event being sponsored by Events Queensland is to take place in North Queensland at Townsville with the AKSA under the local organisation of the James Cook University Kiteboarding Club.

The key focus for the National Championships will be around the Freestyle discipline in which Australian kiteboarders excel, so everyone can anticipate some high octane days of competition as riders battle for that number one podium position and a year's worth of 'bragging rights' to follow.

2011 Phuket King’s Cup Regatta. Photo by Kiteboard Tour Asia. -  Phuket King's_Cup_Regatta   Click Here to view large photo

In addition to the freestyle, the event will also run the new 'Olympic discipline' of course racing, which will include both race board (RB) and twin-tip (TT) classes. So if you want to get an early preview of the latest Olympic sport then head over to Townsville and take it all in on the spot.

As well as the kiteboarding, the event is being paired with beach music festival, which Townville is also renowned for. The competitions will be located in Pallarenda and Magnetic Island. The freestyle will take place in Pallarenda at the Robertson Park at 3 Mile Creek right in front of the beautiful Magnetic Island with Townsville's iconic Castle Hill in the background with flat or more or less flat water. The course racing will happen 300m offshore with a final Magnetic Island to Townsville 20km Race which will be the highlight race to be held on Sunday the 10th June.

   KTA  

Kiteboard Tour Asia website


by Willy Kerr

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=96969

8:38 PM Mon 7 May 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World





Big Boat Series - It's not the size, it's the length by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,




























470 Men and Women Worlds - Champs take over leaderboard by 470 International Association Class,


































AWT Hatteras Wave Jam action commences on day 3
Rolex Big Boat Series: Images from San Francisco - Final Day
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Watch medal races live here
Hobie 16 Open North American Championships and Pan Am Games qualifier
ISAF Sailing World Championship - Videos from Santander
ISAF Sailing Worlds: Buckingham into Medal Race, 470's stay consistent
470 Men and Women Worlds - Vadlau and Ogar into pole position
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Defending champion on top
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Big breeze on day 6 + Video
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Buckingham into Laser Medal Race
U.S. Multihull Championship - Hobie Alter Trophy to be decided
ISAF Sailing Worlds - The kind of form most sailors only dream about
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing ahead of target
ISAF Worlds Santander - 19 Rio 2016 Laser Radial spots awarded
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - 21 broadcasters to take live coverage
Rolex Swan Cup - Looking forward to the next 30 years
America’s Cup: The Future is foiling – AC45s to be modified
Volvo Ocean Race: Win a stopover trip by designing an ECsix T-Shirt
Red Bull 49erFX: On the eve of the Worlds in Santander
America's Cup: Ben Ainslie Racing launches partnership with Yamaha   
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Starts tomorrow   
Rio 2016 Daylight the issue for Olympic sailing regatta   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - USA 470's and Lasers battle at top   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 5 video highlights   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander images by Jesús Renedo   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - No action on day 2   
470 Men and Women Worlds - Game on for Olympic Qualification   
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Finns off to slow start in Santander   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Seesaw Day 5 in Santander + Video   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - 470 sailors shine in Santander   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Kiwi Ray Davies returns to TP52 fleet   
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - No windsurfing action on day 1   
A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Prizegiving images by Chuck Lantz   
ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video   
18ft skiffs: Carnage compilation from the glory days of the Grand Prix   
ISAF Worlds: Video from the British Sailing Team   
Bart's Bash expected to set new records this weekend   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Marcilio Browne wins Super Session   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT