Bonaire Kite Week - An Official IKA Event
For the first time ever Bonaire in the Dutch Caribbean will be hosting the opening leg of the South & Central American Championship Tour 2013. Flat water, little waves, some current makes it one of the best places in the world for kite boarding. With a fringing reef, racers enjoy deep water within 10 feet of the shore line.
Bonaire Kite Week is fully IKA and ISAF sanctioned and as such a ISAF Course Racing 100 Point World Ranking Event.
Excitement in the kitesurfing world is building for the upcoming IKA/ISAF sanctioned South and Middle American Course Racing Championships to be held on Bonaire, 11-16 June 2013. With the event just a few weeks away, event organizers are thrilled to announce that several of the top-ranked course racers in the world are registered for this first-ever Caribbean championship course racing event.
More than 40 competitors from around the world are already registered. Florian Gruber (GER), currently ranked number one in the world, is registered and will be a contender for the top spot. Gruber has enjoyed a strong race season so far, and will arrive on Bonaire ready to defend his number one ranking.
Challenging him will be Riccardo Leccese (ITA), currently ranked number two in the world. Leccese, finishing second overall in the 2012 race season, is a serious challenge to Gruber's number one ranking, and competition is expected to be fierce between these two rivals.
Two of the 2012 top ranked female riders are also attending. Nuria Goma (ESP) is coming to Bonaire ready to retain her top 5 status in the women's field. Challenging her will be last year's number 7 ranked rider, Ariane Imbert (FRA). Both women enjoyed a successful season in 2012, and are ready to move up even further in the rankings during the Caribbean event.
The Bonaire Kitesurf Foundation (BKF) is organizing this exciting course racing event. The BKF is a non-profit organization founded to support the growth of kitesurfing (also known as kiteboarding) on Bonaire. The primary focus of the BKF is to grow tourism on the island of Bonaire via introduction of a new source of tourism traffic to the island.
For more information on the international course racing event or the Bonaire Kitesurf Foundation, contact Hagen Wegerer at 599.786.0816 or email@example.com. Additional information can also be found at www.internationalkiteboarding.org.
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Days are passing us by fast now and arrangements are being made by riders and organizers of what will be a nice chilled event here on Bonaire. We will be looking forward to watching Oliver Dansen from France, Blazej Ozog and Tomek Janiak, also from Poland, enjoying the Caribbean vibe of Bonaire.
For riders still looking for a place to stay. The Bonaire Kite Week Team together with Caribbean Club Bonaire have the following rate of US$ 46.10 per person per night including the tourist tax (based on double occupancy). The resort has a bar and restaurant, 2 pools, rinse facilities and storage facilities. You can email the property directly with reference - Bonaire Kite Week - in all emails
The interest in the South & Middle American Course Racing still keeps building. Not only are there top riders wanting to partake in this event and enjoy the hospitality of Bonaire and its people, but also race officials are eager to join in on the fun. We welcome the President of the Venezuelan Sailing Federation, Maria Adela Perez, who will serve on the race committee along side of Elliot Levy from the United States of America, Bruno Marques from Brazil, and Markus Schwendtner from Germany.
We will be watching the current # 4 in the world Ariene Imbert from France, battle against the # 13 Nayara Licariao from Brazil and the Canadian Jessica Sickinger currently ranked # 22. Come on ladies we would like a few more on the start line.
Riders have started to register for the South & Middle American Course Race to be held as we all know here on Bonaire. With racing points up for grabs', the number of registered riders is growing. With already 25 riders this will be an exciting time for Bonaire. Nationalities such as Australia, Canada, USA, Germany, France and of course Brazil, Argentina and Columbia will be present. The Bonaire Kite Foundation are looking forward to welcoming new friends to the island
Registration for the Bonaire Kite Week - Official IKA Event - opened. Register yourself at the IKA website.