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Dun Laoghaire Harbour RNLI  inshore rushed to Dollymount to rescue the stranded kitesurfer
Dun Laoghaire Harbour RNLI rescued a kite surfer who had drifted offshore and become entangled in the kite's lines. The rescue occurred off Dollymount Strand, one mile northeast of Bull Island, this afternoon (Sunday, 1 January). The Irish Coast Guard…
Dun Laoghaire RNLI and Howth Coast Guard rescuing a kitesurfer blown offshore from Dollymount Strand on Bull Island on New Year’s Day
It was a swift start to the New Year this afternoon (Sunday 1 January) for the team at Howth’s Irish Coast Guard unit as they were tasked to a kitesurfer who was blown offshore after the wind dropped near Dollymount…
Ulster Windsurfing Championships on Ballyholme Bay
That Scottish word dreich aptly described the weather at Ballyholme Bay on Belfast Lough the last weekend in October – wet, dull and dreary – but livened up by the colourful windsurfers and wingfoils.They were there for the Ulster Windsurfing…
Britains' Emma Wilson came within an inch of a spot on the iQFOiL world championship podium, eventually having to settle for fourth
Tokyo 2020 bronze medallist windsurfer Emma Wilson came within an inch of a spot on the iQFOiL world championship podium, eventually having to settle for fourth. Wilson revealed after the regatta that she had been competing with a broken toe…
Aldridge (above right) took bronze as a thrilling week of intense racing in Cagliari, Sardinia, featuring the world’s best Formula Kite athletes came to a climax
Britain’s female kite foilers showed their strength with three riders finishing in the top seven at the World Championships – and Ellie Aldridge claiming yet another podium finish. Aldridge took bronze as a thrilling week of intense racing in Cagliari,…
Hannes Louet-Feisser completed the first Round Ireland Windfoiler Circuit, supported by a shore team but usually completely in his own afloat
There have been some remarkable round Ireland circuits in extra-small and often unusual craft over the years, but a new standard has been set in 2022 by Hannes Louet-Feisser of Carlingford Lough, who completed the challenge – usually unaccompanied afloat…
Syroco's high-tech speed sailing craft. See video below
Meet Moonshot #1, Syroco's high-tech speed sailing craft. The project led by French kiteboarder Alex Caizergues aims to break the world speed sailing record. The goal of Moonshot #1 is to dethrone Vestas Sailrocket 2's 2012 record set at 65.45…
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 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…
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