The Federacion Dominicana de Kiteboarding (FeDoKite) was formed in early 2002. It's aim is to support the kitesurfing community, the local kiteboarders, promoting a positive image and growth of the sport in the Dominican Republic.
The federation will be organizing activities troughout the year. The first steps has been done with two local competitions. The second Dominican championships in the end of march were a big success as we got, besides Kite Beach Hotel, the kiteboarding schools ProKite Cabarete, Cabarete Kiteboarding Centre and Kitepark Cabarete, Miller Beer as a sponsor. This made a better organization possible and the public enjoyed a weekend with great kite action and parties.
The local riders showed again that they will play in the next years a leading role in the international kite competitions. In the category for the riders over sixteen, we had to go without the expected final of Luciano Gonzales (Takoon) and Jose Luis Ciriaco (Gaastra/Brunotti) as Lucianos board broke in the semi finals. Jose Luis could take the title home without difficulties in the final against Nelson Beaton (2.) and Orlando Ã¢â‚¬Å“BobbyÃ¢â‚¬