2018 US Kite Foil National Championship- Sign up now!

Sign up now for the 2018 Kite Foil US Nationals! Sailed off Montrose beach in Chicago, IL. The beach shoots straight out into Lake Michigan 1/2 a mile allowing foil racing in any breeze direction while still getting city views. The regatta is run by Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club which has a long history of running good sailing events, and is a great place to hang out after racing. There will be 3 days of racing. There will be divisions for open, inflatable and FRX. There should be good competition for many skill levels so everyone should feel comfortable to come out and race. The majority of racing will be windward-leeward bouy racing. If conditions permit we will attempt to run one longer distance race as well. A new concept that will be debuted at this event will be the Green Fleet. This is aimed to get first time racers an easy way to jump into the racing. It will be only 2 days of racing. Saturday morning will begin with a classroom lesson to cover the basics of starting, navigating the course, right of way rules and some racing tactics. From there you will go out on the water and do a couple practice races without the rest of the fleet. After a short break you will jump in with the rest of the fleet at the start and race a smaller course so the races will take about the same time as the other classes. The timing is a perfect time to ride on lake Michigan. The water is still warm from the summer and the strong fall winds are starting to blow. It should be a great event, I can’t wait to see everyone in September!! Link here http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/17338#_home

2018 Calendar posted

The 2018 calendar is now posted http://www.americankiteboarding.org/calendar/

Please submit your event to rvdean@gmail.com to be added to the calendar and let everyone know where kiteboard competition is happening in the USA.

Hood Jam 2016

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Rippin the Rio 2016 Video

Delta Board Meeting – This weekend!

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US Youth Hydrofoil Nationals announced

The AKA announces the 2015 US Youth Kiteboard Hydrofoil Championship. Sponsored by the StFYC Junior Kite Racing Team the event will take place July 30 – August 2 at St Francis Yacht Club. The championship will be sailed together with the KiteFoil Gold Cup regatta and will feature that nation’s top youth sailors as well as more than seventy of the world’s top adult competitors. In accordance with International Kiteboarding rules youth sailors shall not turn twenty-one years old in the year of the competition. Information about the event can be found at https://www.stfyc.com/2015goldcup

 

2015 AKA Memberships Due

Just a reminder that 2015 annual memberships are due for the American Kiteboarding Association.

www.americankiteboarding.org/join-the-aka/

With Foil Gold Cup and Formula Worlds approaching valid membership is required to qualify for IKA points and to compete in IKA sanctioned events.

AKA membership supports kiteboard racing in the United States and in North America.  The AKA has been instrumental in obtaining IKA points at regattas in the US, Mexico, and Canada.  Along with the West Coast Tour the AKA has organized the host venues of the North Americans and US Nationals.  These efforts are important for your world ranking as it relates to qualifying for the Worlds.

The AKA has a seat on the International Kiteboarding Association executive board as well as a delegate at the IKA Annual Meeting.  Over the past few years the AKA has put forward more rule amendments than any other association in the world.

Your membership in the AKA supports:

  1. North American regatta scheduling efforts and IKA points allocations
  2. The West Coast Tour
  3. Sponsorship efforts which bring live video and photographs to AKA events
  4. More Raceboard and Foilboard Events like “Ripping the Rio”

Most of your membership supports AKA representation at the IKA Annual General Meeting. The meeting is typically held in Europe. Each year we must send one representative which requires flight and lodging costs. With one AKA representative and our US-based IKA rep our voice is in the room is strong and can effectively steer international kiteboard racing in the right direction.

Please join today!

www.americankiteboarding.org/join-the-aka/

Foiling and Raceboard North Americans October 6-10

2014 hosted by the famous San Diego Yacht Club. Perfect light-air conditions, proper hospitality, great venue …a week in paradise! Sign up now http://sdyc.org/events/kiteboard-na/

Chicago Foil Cup September 28th

The Corinthian Yacht Club of Chicago is hosting a Foil Board regatta September 28th on Lake Michigan.

http://www.corinthian.org/index.php

For more information contact Val Smith.  vasmith4@gmail.com

AKA 2014 Membership Reminder

Just a reminder that 2014 annual memberships are due for the American Kiteboarding Association.

With Formula Nationals approaching valid membership is required to qualify for IKA points and to compete in IKA sanctioned events.

AKA membership supports kiteboard racing in the United States and in North America.  The AKA has been instrumental in obtaining IKA points at regattas in the US, Mexico, and Canada.  Along with the West Coast Tour the AKA has organized the host venues of the North Americans and US Nationals.  These efforts are important for your world ranking as it relates to qualifying for the Worlds.

Last year the AKA successfully supported the election of Robbie Dean to the International Kiteboarding Association executive board.  Over the past few years the AKA has put forward more rule amendments than any other association in the world.

Your membership in the AKA supports:

  1. North American regatta scheduling efforts and IKA points allocations
  2. The West Coast Tour
  3. Sponsorship efforts which bring live video and photographs to AKA events
  4. More Raceboard and Foilboard Events like “Ripping the Rio”

Most of your membership supports AKA representation at the IKA Annual General Meeting. The meeting is typically held in Europe. Each year we must send one representative which requires flight and lodging costs. With one AKA representative and our US-based IKA rep our voice is in the room is strong and can effectively steer international kiteboard racing in the right direction.

Please join today!

www.americankiteboarding.org/join-the-aka/