2011 Kiteboard Slalom Champ and videographer extraordinaire Damien LeRoy checks in from the ISAF Kiteboarding Olympic Trials in Santander. Sure he’s biased, but we love the enthusiasm! Check this page at The Kiteboarder Magazine to learn what state Kiteboard course racing is right now, including a good interview with LeRoy and course racing World Champ Johnny Heineken.
As the evaluations came to a close in Santander, Spain there was nothing more than one thing on everyone’s mind. “Kiteboarding!” The group of riders from all around the world went above and beyond for the ISAF committee and the sailing world and did an amazing job. Now it is in the hands of everyone out there in our sport. Go to your local sailing clubs and let them know we are here to stay. It is not a matter of if we get in to the Olympics it is WHEN. 2016? The impact we made is big, so let’s make a push worldwide in the sailing world and our sport. We don’t need to fight any boat or class for a medal; as we proved in Spain, we are so unique and exciting, and definitely worth our own medal. It will happen, folks – have faith and believe.
Push to be in more ISAF events so we can be seen by the sailing world more. We have the answer for media and views for sailing in the Olympics; lets show them the hype we can create. Mark my words! We will be in 2016 in Rio representing kiteboarding. Lets get together and make this happen. Thank you ISAF!
-Damo. More info at www.internationalkiteboarding.org/