This years Pasty Cup in Mounts Bay, Cornwall is being combined with coaching from BKSA coach Lee Harvey and will also involve people interested parties who will be checking out how we go and learning about safety as well as making a video.
The plan is to have coaching on saturday morning followed by 3 races for the Pasty Cup saturday afternoon and 3 races sunday morning followed by long distance training after lunch.
This event is open to everyone who has raced before and wants to improve with coaching and also have some quality racing!
Due to outgoing costs this will only run if enough people book in so please send your details asap to firstname.lastname@example.org
Price is £50 which will simply cover the boat costs.
we will meet at Marazion on Saturday 4th August at 9am. more details will be sent once you are registered.
Lets show everyone that Kitesurfing is ready and the right board sport for Rio 2016!!!!
Thats it we are Olympic! now all the hard work starts but hopefully we will now be able to get funding?
to get involved, have lessons or train with me, please email email@example.com
below is the official statement from the ISAF council meeting-
The International Sailing
Federation (ISAF) has confirmed
the final event and equipment selections
for the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing
The ISAF Council voted
that Kiteboarding will replace
windsurfing for the men's and women's board
events and confirmed the equipment
that will be used for the Women's Skiff
and Mixed Multihull Events.
Mackay FX, referred to as the 49er
FX, was selected yesterday as the two person
women's skiff and today the
Nacra 17 joins the Olympic equipment family after
being selected for the
two person mixed multihull event.
The 49er FX
received the majority
of votes from the ISAF Council in the first round after
the six evaluation
trial entries were narrowed down to just three; the 29erXX,
the RS900 and
the 49er FX.
There was an equally animated debate on the
morning of the Council meeting at this year's ISAF Mid-Year Meeting to
decide the equipment to be selected for the mixed multihull event. After
discussing the recommendations from the Evaluation Panel, the Equipment
Committee and the Events Committee, Council voted between the Nacra 17 and the
Viper with the Nacra 17 securing the majority.
The final discussion
the events and equipment for the 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition was
men's and women's board events with Council voting in favour or
In November 2011 an evaluation group was appointed to
examine kiteboarding formats with the board events for Rio 2016 defined as
'windsurfing and/or kiteboarding'. The Evaluation Group recommended that
kiteboarding be included in the ISAF Event family including the ISAF
World Cup and the ISAF Sailing World Championships but Council went
further and selected Kiteboarding for the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing
The ISAF Windsurfing and Kiteboarding Committee
and make further recommendations to Council on the
implementation of the
inclusion of kiteboarding at their meeting in
November 2012 at the ISAF Annual
ISAF President Göran
Petersson said, "These announcements
mark a new era for sailing and we
welcome the new classes into the ISAF family.
The equipment selections have
fulfilled the criteria set out by the Evaluation
Panel and we look forward
to seeing the boats not only at the Rio 2016 Olympic
Games, but the ISAF
Sailing World Cup and ISAF Sailing World
"Kiteboarding has proven to us that it is ready to be
included into the list of prestigious ISAF Events and it is a fantastic addition
to the sailing programme for the 2016 Olympic Games."
The events to
contested at the 2016 Olympic Games are confirmed as:
Men's One Person Dinghy -
Women's One Person Dinghy - Laser Radial
Men's One Person Dinghy
(heavy) - Finn
Men's Two Person Dinghy - 470
Women's Two Person
Men's Skiff - 49er
Women's skiff - 49er FX
Multihull - Nacra 17
These ten events will be featured in the
ISAF Sailing World Cup which kicks off in Melbourne in December
and will come
together in Santander, Spain in 2014 for the ISAF Sailing
ISAF Council also approved applications from
C) and Vietnam (Group K) for full member status.
Despite all the increases and numerous comments from shops when I pull up in the Pasty Wagon we are not putting our prices up for Kitesurf lessons in 2012 at Gwithian and Marazion.
Show your support and sign the petition to stop this tax and keep the best food at a reasonable price we can afford down ere. http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/32044
Kitesurfing refresher clinic this saturday 5th may 2012 at Sandy Acres, Gwithian, Cornwall.
Run by BKSA Coach & Kite Surf Pro World Tour rider, Lee 'Pasty' Harvey.
3 Hours for only £50 per person.
This is for all the kitesurfers out there who haven't been out for the winter and want to have a recap of everything to get their confidence back for the spring.
We will cover-
Kite set up as well as kit maintenance
Self launching and landing
Upwind and stance
The forecast is looking perfect - NE 18mph sunny, no swell, so sign up quick as limited space to keep it all nice and personal-
Meet 10 am sat 5th may in Sandy Acres car park, I will give directions in your confirmation email.