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Follow the Kite Racing North American Championships in San Francisco

St Francis Yacht Club North Americans

3rd Ave and Coyote Point Yacht Club to host kite racing series starts June 19th

Santa Barbara Skiff Fest Includes KiteRacing!

Notice of Race Posted for Canadian Nationals and Victoria Rip Fest (West Coast Tour)

June 22-23 Royal Victoria RipFest Notice of Race – (West Coast Tour)

July 26-28 2013 Canadian Nationals – West Coast Open NOR – (West Coast Tour)

Registration for the North American Kite Racing Championships on the IKA Website

Notice of Race for North American Kiteracing Championships 2013 published

The Notice of Race for the 2013 North Americans has been published. The event will be held from 03 to 07 of June, 2013, at Chrissy Field, San Francisco, and hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club.The Notice of Race can be found here:

Registrations are accepted with immediate effect, and applications can be made here:

Please note that the event is ENTRY LIMITED to 80 men and 40 women, selected as stated in the Notice of Race. Applying sailors will be informed immediately after close of registration (13 of May, 2013) and then have to pay the entry fee within 10 days to secure their starting place. Places not taken will go to the waiting list thereafter and the original application becomes VOID.

2013 West Coast Tour!

We are proud to announce the Kiteboard Course Racing West Coast Tour!

Click Here for West Coast Tour NOR

#1 Elvstrom Zellerbach – May 4-5 – St. Francis Yacht Club

#2 North American Championships (100 IKA pts) – June 3-7 – St. Francis Yacht Club

#3 San Francisco Classic/Ultra Nectar Challenge – June 8-9 – St. Francis Yacht Club

#4 Royal Victoria Ripfest – June 22-23 – Royal Victoria Yacht Club

#5 Kite Racing and Big Cats (50 IKA pts) – July 13-19 – San Francisco

#6 Canadian National Championship (20 IKA pts) – July 26-28 – Squamish Windsports Society

#7 USA National Championship (20 IKA pts) – August 9-11 – San Diego

Full Schedule for all West Coast events on our 2013 Kiteboarding Calendar.

Support the American Kiteboarding Association

To all American Kiters:

We have started the American Kiteboarding Association.  The initial goal is to meet the requirements to get America a vote and a voice within the International Kiteboarding Association “IKA”.

I have started a non-profit, paid all the fees to the IKA and secured a web domain.  Now all we need is members.

Our goal is to get a group together this week and appoint an interim committee so we can vote at the IKA meeting in November. All the paperwork is complete so we just need to submit our officers. This group will initially be focused on racing issues that impact our members not only here in the USA, but also at International competitions.

We have a good opportunity to figure out where and why all the recent course and rule changes are coming from and get our groups opinions heard before it gets out of hand.  Lets get together and keep the sport San Francisco and America made great!

If you would like to join and have a voice with the AKA “American Kiteboarding Association” please submit a 20 USD membership fee to Paypal:

The membership fee goes to covering the startup costs of our non-profit, website and IKA membership fee’s. You will also be invited to join our American Kiteboarding Association Exclusive Facebook Group.

In the Notes section please include:

First Name

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Phone Number

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Thanks again for making this happen as a group,

Andrew Koch