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The KiteFoil World Series, a full development class with minimal equipment limitation, is the sports premium competition series with events all around the world and a strong focus on media production and prize money level
Gisela Pulido debuts in third position during the first regatta of the Kitefoil World Series in the "wind island" from the Canary Islands, where she faces the French Poema Newland who leads the women category, followed by the Englishwoman Ellie…
Prizewinners on the podium at the 2021 Formula Kite World Championships
British kite foiler Ellie Aldridge bagged herself another international medal taking silver at the 2021 Formula Kite World Championships in Torregrande, Sardinia. With two European titles to her name, Aldridge has now added a world podium to her growing collection…
Britain's Maddy Anderson will compete in the Formula Kite World Championships that will take place in Torregrande, Sardinia, from October 13 to 17
The Formula Kite World Championships will take place in Torregrande, Sardinia, from October 13 to 17. The event is part of the Open Water Challenge, which celebrates board sports including kite, wing foil and SUP. A whole host of British…
The aim of Kitesurfing Ireland is to represent kitesurfers by promoting responsible kitesurfing
A new voluntary organisation has been set up to represent Kitesurfing in Ireland. "Kitesurfing Ireland was formed earlier this year after it was clear that without representation it is difficult to have a voice", says KI's spokesperson Linda O’Dwyer. The aim of…
Kitesurfer Dylan Green after carrying out the rescue on Friday evening
A kitesurfer who rescued a swimmer off the Seven Heads in Cork on Friday evening (23 April) said he was “just delighted to help”. As TheJournal.ie reports, Dylan Green was out on his board when he was alerted to a…
File image of Dollymount Strand
RTÉ News reports that a man in his 30s has died after getting into difficulty while kitesurfing at Dollymount Strand on Dublin Bay this morning (Saturday 31 October). It’s understood that the man was pronounced dead at the scene before…
Kinsale Kitesurfers Enjoy Great Conditions at Garrylucas
Kitesurfers made the most of the fine August conditions at Garrylucas (White Strand) in Kinsale today writes Bob Bateman. 15 to 20-knot winds from the south-west gave the Kinsale kiting community some great conditions near the Old Head of Kinsale…
Eoghan Quinn arriving in Ballycotton yesterday evening
There was some disappointment for kitesurfer Eoghan Quinn as his attempt to ride the waves from France to Ireland yesterday (Sunday 30 June) ended prematurely when the wind dropped off Cornwall, just short of the halfway point. But the 31-year-old,…
Champion kitesurfer Eoghan Quinn in training for his cross Celtic Sea challenge
A Waterford man with Type 1 diabetes is currently kitesurfing over 275 miles of open water from France to Ireland today (Sunday 30 June) in aid of a charity supporting people with the disease. Eoghan Quinn is attempting to race…
Fonte da Telha beach near Lisbon
An Irish father of three has died after kitesurfing during a holiday in Portugal, as Independent.ie reports. The man, named locally as Tom Griffin, took ill on Fonte da Telha beach near Lisbon last Wednesday 12 June. Tribute have been…
Kitesurfers Clash On Achill Island In ‘Battle For The Lake’ This Weekend
#Kitesurfing - Independent.ie has the lowdown on this weekend’s Battle for the Lake kitesurfing extravaganza on Achill Island. Keel Lough is the venue for the finale of the 2018 IKSA tour that will see many of the same competitors that…
Irish sailing speed record holder Oisin Van Gelderen
27 times National Windsurfing Champion Oisin van Gelderen of Dublin, continued his quest to be the first Irish Sailor to break the 50knot (92kph) barrier last week, when competing in the 'Prince of Speed' event in the South of France…
Dollymount Ready For Battle For The Bay This Weekend
#Kitesurfing - Fun, wind, water and fun are promised at this weekend’s Battle for the Bay kitesurfing and SUP competition on Dollymount Strand. The best riders in the country and from around the globe will converge on Bull Island on…
Tributes To Louth Man Who Died In Thailand Kitesurfing Accident
#Kitesurfing - Tributes have been paid to the Irishman who died in a kitesurfing accident in Thailand last week. Jonathan Wogan, 43 and originally from Co Louth, was a keen kitesurfer and a regular on the waves near his home…
44.16 knots was achieved by Dubliner Oisin Van Gelderen yesterday
Oisin van Gelderen regained the Irish Speed Sailing title for windsurfing. The Dubliner achieved 44.16 knots in 77kph–winds yesterday following days of waiting for the correct conditions at the at the World Record Speed Challenge at Salin De Lapalme in Languedoc-Roussillon, France.…
Niall Roche rips through the surf by kite
#Kitesurfing - A new surf school in Rosslare opening in mid June aims to get the Irish hooked on kiteboarding, as the Wexford People reports. Taking heed of the success of events like this past weekend's Battle for the Bay,…
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