It’s a whole new season and a whole new approach for the KTA – 2017 and Year of the Rooster here we come!
Things are kicking off with the KTA returning to Thailand and Pak Nam Pran beach, Pranburi after a three season break, with the ‘Moose 2017 Asian TTR Kiteboarding Championships & KTA Freestyle X.
The First event of the year comes with a great prize package also – a cash prize purse of 200,000 THB (courtesy of local sponsors Moose Cider and Surfspot Huahin combined with 12, 000 USD of cool equipment prizes from our key international brand sponsor, Cabrinha.
For full event information, NoR, location and further prize information please visit our event webpage – https://goo.gl/KGI8ic
For those of you who have not joined us before at our key Thai competition location: Pak Nam Pran, (also written as Paknampran) is situated about 30 km south of Hua Hin on the Gulf of Thailand and this part of the district of Pranburi. It’s still a favorite for Thai weekend getaways and has a tidy traveler infrastructure, that will you look are after you are there are.
The strand The strand The strand The strand The strand The strand The strand The strand Stretches south from Pak Nam Pran town at the mouth of the Pran River, which is known for its colorful fishing boats specializing in squid, for around 7 km to the Khao Kalok headland rock and the tiny Thao Kosa Forest Park. All worth checking out and grabbing A bit of peaceful headspace at, when you are not on the water.
On the water though it’s great for the racers outback and close in the sandbars that appear that time of year will create create perfect flat water sections for the Freestyle X riders, you are going to love it!
The disciplines that will feature in this event will be KTA Freestyle X and IKA TTR Racing.
As you all know by now kite racing has become Olympic. It’s all confirmed for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) and appears a strong chance to be part of the 2020 Olympic Games also.
In line with the Olympic campaign the IKA have decided that all championship TTR competitions will run down the YOG format. This is going to be pretty exciting stuff for all you TT racers out there and our first chance to try out the Slalom / Boarder X format In asia. The new format will allow more fortTracing in less than a normal windward / leeward courses, while at the same time adding a more exciting knockout approach to the event, making it fast and furious racing for all involved on the water and Spectacular for spectators to watch.
Pranburi has also been chosen for the location of the YOG qualifiers in March 2018, so all you young riders out there, this gives you an awesome opportunity to practice for the big one next year
KTA Freestyle X:
We felt that the first event of the new season should also be for the freestylers as well as the racers, as it’s been a while and we would like to see you all in action again.
It is gone down a storm in first few outings, so it’s time to work on those hooked and unhooked routines again and show us What you have got.
The crowds are going to love it for busting out those big air jumps and wake style moves – they will not be moving from the spot until the last trick has been landed. Freestyle X has brought a lot of fun Back into this discipline, so come along and join in the show. Does not matter matter you are not breaking out all the latest, as your trusty old moves are back in play and you are in with a shout of the podium.
Kitesurf Association of Thailand National Series
Over the years the KTA has worked closely with the Kitesurf Association of Thailand (KAT) in timing its events to link up with key rounds of their national series, to help cut down on the travel for the local riders. We are carrying on this tradition and will be welcoming and supporting the KAT National Series competition that will run directly before the Asian TTR Championship week.
So a bonus event for all you early birds as the guys from KAT will be happy to see join them. And big shout out from all of us at the KTA to the KAT crew, thanks for all your support TTR Championships together for season with us, but also in helping to secure one of those three YOG Qualifiers for Asian in 2018.
Event Info: http://internationalkiteboarding.org/…/78-2017-asian-tt-rc. ..
Official Notice board, rules and notice of race: http://twintipracing.com/onb
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