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Kitesurfer Jade O'Connor Wins Outsider Magazine's 'Woman Of The Year 2014' Award
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#kitesurf – Dublin based Kiteboarder Jade O'Connor was named 'Woman Of The Year 2014' at Outsider Magazines Awards last night. She had an outstanding year which saw her achieve eighth overall at the Worlds, fourth at the Europeans, and is…
Kitesurfers Donate £5,000 to the RNLI
Kitesurfing
#kitesurf – A group from the Virgin Kitesurfing Armada team visited the Hayling Island RNLI station in the UK yesterday to present them with a £5,000 cheque from funds raised at last years event. Lifeboat Operations Manager, Jonathan Bradbury received…
Record-Breaking Surf Doctor To Debut At 'Battle For The Bay'
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#Kitesurfing - The Sunday Independent profiles top kitesurfing prospect Katie McAnena ahead of next weekend's Battle for the Bay on Dollymount Strand. Kitesurfers and stand-up paddle boarders from around the world will converge on Bull Island in Dublin Bay from…
Ireland on the Delta Lloyd Start Line as Jade O'Connor is Selected for Test Event
Kitesurfing
#kitesurfing – 2014 will see Jade O'Connor continue to campaign in the Formula Kiteboard class after the Dubliner represented Ireland last year at The Kiteboard Racing World Championships in China. She finished 12th overall, her best result to date. "This…
UCD Win First Ever Kitesurfing Intervarsities
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#kitesurf – On the 7th of March 2014 UCD Kitesurfing club descended upon Duncannon in County Wexford for the first ever Kitesurfing Intervarsities. With a promising forecast there was great excitement on the Friday night to what lay ahead. We…
German Youth Wins Kiteracing Oceanic Championship
Kitesurfing
#kitesurf – Current Course Racing World Champion, German Florian Gruber, has been crowned the inaugural Kiteracing Oceanic Championship winner. The laid-back 19-year-old won convincingly, taking out all but three races in the five-day competition at Leighton Beach, Fremantle. Hot on his…
Kitesurfer Jade Scores Personal Best at Chinese World Championships
Kitesurfing
#kitesurf – After 61 races over 5 days, with 150 sailors from 45 countries the IKA Kiteboard Racing World Championship drew to a close yesterday. Florian Gruber from Germany took the crown from ISAF Sailor of the year nominee Johnny Heineken in convincing…
Jade O'Connor Moves Up Kiteboard World Rankings in China
Kitesurfing
#kitesurfing – The skies of Bo'ao, Hainan, China have never looked so busy after two days of solid racing as 140 plus sailors from 45 countries compete at the Kiteboard Racing World Championships.Irish Sailor Jade O'Connor moved up the rankings…
Kitesurfing Will Be 'First Alternate' At Tokyo 2020
Kitesurfing
#Kitesurfing - There's been some good news for kitesurfing on the Olympic front as Surfer Today reports that the kiteboarding class will be the first alternate for the Tokyo Games in 2020. It was announced at the 2013 ISAF Annual…
Kitesurfers Want Action Over Dublin Beach Thefts
Kitesurfing
#Kitesurfing - "Countless" numbers of vehicles belonging to kitesurfers and other beach users have been broken into on Dublin beaches over the past year, according to the Irish Kite Surfing Association (ISKA). And as the Dublin People reports, the problem…
Kitesurfing Would Bring 'Urban Sport' Feel To Olympics Says ISAF
Kitesurfing
#Kitesurfing - Kitesurfing would add an 'urban sport' feel to the Olympic programme and should be reconsidered for inclusion in future Olympic Games. That's the message according to the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) in the minutes of its recent Executive…
Weymouth Speed Week at the WPNSA Attracts Double Women's World Speed Record Holder
Kitesurfing
#speedsailing – The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) will be a mecca for world speed sailing this month. Weymouth Speed Week, the oldest and longest-running global speed sailing event will run from the 12th to the 18th October.…
Achill Island Welcomes Kitesurfers For Irish Tour's Last Stop
Kitesurfing
#Kitesurfing - It will be last kite flying when Ireland's kitesurfers take to the water on Achill Island this weekend 28-29 September to battle some of the best in the world at the final stop on the Irish Kitesurfing Tour…
Foilboarding Johnny Heineken Hits the Heights
Kitesurfing
#foilboarding – Kitsesurfing got a new dimension stateside when American Sailor of the Year Johnny Heineken completed manouvers such as foiling tacks using a kiteboard. The hydrofoil eliminates the effects of choppy or rough conditions. Due to the hydrofoil's underwater characteristics, the…
Kitesurfer Completes Historic First from France to Ireland
Kitesurfing
#kitesurfing – French professional kitesurfer Bruno Sorca, has completed the first ever passage from France to Ireland adding to his English Channel record. The crossing was completed last night, and he was welcomed in to the Royal Cork Yacht Club in…
See You in Crosshaven, Tonight! Track Brittany Kitesurfer Here!
Kitesurfing
#kitesurf – At 6.20 am this Friday 19th of July, Bruno Sroka left Penn enez beach at the Aber Wrac'h in Brittany to achieve his long-awaited crossing heading towards Crosshaven (Cork harbour, Ireland)! With a 16 knots speed north-east wind…

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