10 to 15 December 2013
Leighton Beach, Fremantle, WA
The winds have blown a new kiteracing event to Perth’s shores! The inaugural Kiteracing Oceanic Championships will be held over six days at Leighton Beach in Fremantle, with the championship already attracting a strong field of international competitors.
There’ll be plenty of action on the water with course racing and air jumps to wow the crowds. On Saturday (14 December) catch Australia’s longest kiteboarding race, the Lighthouse to Leighton, with the competitors tackling 19km of Indian Ocean from Rottnest Island to Leighton Beach, in its fourth year.
Back on land there will be a whirlwind of extra curricular activities including twilight movies in the sand, family entertainment, tasty pop-up food outlets, live music, street performers, kiting clinics, beach sports and more.
What: The Kiteracing Oceanic Championships will consist of a series of qualifying races around a marked course. Results from this event will go towards a 12-month rolling world ranking calendar in the IKA World Course Racing Championship.
The 2013 inaugural Kiteracing Oceanic Championship will be part of the International Kiteboarding Association’s (IKA) annual course racing calendar, and will be run under the auspices of both the IKA and the International Sailing Federation (ISAF). The State Government through Tourism WA is a proud supporter of the Championships.
When: Tuesday 10 to Sunday 15 December 2013, race times available closer to the event
Cost: Spectator entry is free, competitor entry is now open via the website
How to get there: Catch the train to North Fremantle station
Contact: Phone (08) 9430 5395 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information visit kiteoceanics.com or the event Facebook page.