Kitesurf Tour Europe News:
European Championship Freestyle Kiteboarding Tour 2010
For 2010 Brand Guides and the International Kiteboarding
Class Association (IKA) have announced the first official European
Championships in Freestyle Kiteboarding for the upcoming year.
A tour of five events will determine the best European Kiteboarder in the
thrilling discipline of freestyle. Each individual event will also offer
kiteboard racing with ranking points counting towards the IKA world ranking
to cover two of the most attractive disciplines. For 2010 the series starts
with stages in Austria, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and at least one
more country and will have a total Price Money of more than 60.000€.
“Due to the fact that the tour will be hosted by existing and well
introduced events such as Surf Cup Podersdorf, Kiteboard Open in Nordweijk
and Kitesurf WorldCup Sylt, the Kitesurf Tour Europe attracts more than
250.000 spectators and ensures extensive European Media-Coverage via
national identification by the media. For the riders, the series offers a
great opportunity to compete in a professional set up without major travel
expenses”, states Thilo Trefz, CEO of Brand Guides.
“It`s a great step to present kiteboarding to the European audience at the
most beautiful and popular beaches of Europe. We are happy to utilize Brand
Guides` nine year expertise in running high level kiteboarding events for
the execution of the Kitesurf Tour Europe”, Markus Schwendtner, Executive
Secretary of the IKA added.
The web Site www.kitesurftour.eu will show the most recent details about the
tour, and will be updated on a regular base.
The sanctioning body IKA (International Kiteboarding Association) is an
International Class Association of the International Sailing Federation
(ISAF), the world governing body for any kind of sailing activities
including kitebording. Its responsibility, amongst others, is to manage the
global administration of the sport and combining world events into one
Brand Guides is an Hamburg/Germany based agency specialized in lifestyle and
extreme sports and founder of the German championship series, the Kitesurf
Trophy (www.kitesurf-trophy.de) which is held with 39 events since 2002. The
Kitesurf WorldCup Westerland 2009 was the first ever IKA sanctioned WorldCup