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Rippin the Rio 2016 Video

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

Chicago Foil Cup September 28th

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

For more information contact Val Smith.

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!


Kite Foil Nationals Live

Live Stream Link


Follow the Livestream for the Foilboard California State Championships


Kite Foilboard California State Championship

Results and Information Available on the St. Francis Yacht Club Website!

October 11th, 12th and 13th in San Francisco Bay.

Kite Foilboard California State Championship

US Nationals Registration Open

The San Diego Yacht Club has posted the notice of race and registration on the website.

Link to Registration

San Diego Yacht Club One Design Weekend Includes Kites

From Artie Means,

San Diego YC is going to run our races this Saturday, Aug 3. They will have a boat to rescue us (which hopefully we wont need) along with my boat to help us out and bring water & beers.

This will be a pseudo test event for SDYC running the kite nationals in October, so the more guys the better

Meet 11 am in Coronado; Put this in google maps: 32.674368,-117.172176

Registration is free, click registration at the upper right corner of this link:

Please register, so we can show SDYC that we are interested. Just skip the ‘required’ us sailing # if you don’t have one.


Kites and Big Cats NOR, Registration and Entry List

The American Kiteboarding Association is pleased to announce that we have published the notice of race and registration form for the Kites and Big Cats regatta.

We have updated the schedule to mesh with the Americas Cup and moved our event to include the weekend where the spectators will be much larger.

Updated schedule is July 19th to the 21st.

Sailing Instructions

Registration Form

2013 Kites and Big Cats Regatta NOR D5

Equipment Registration Form

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