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British Kite News

On April 26, 2019   |   By

Here’s your spring round-up of UK kite happenings

Youth Champs crowned, new coaching courses planned and more


Steady winds are returning across the UK, the weather’s improving and (even in the north) the wetsuits booties and gloves are off. Here’s the latest news from the British kite scene.




Russell Farrington

The BKC have recently welcomed Russell Farrington onboard as their new BKC Race Officer. Russ is no stranger to all aspects of the British Kitesurfing Championships be it competing in the amateurs and masters, or ferrying and caddying for his son Adam at events! The entire BKC crew was very thankful for his rapid shooting skills last year for the event videos and this seasonhe’s going to have his hands full co-ordinating everything.

G’luck Russ!


Feeling judgy?

The BKC are inviting people to throw their hat in the ring to have a go at judging at this summer’sevents They will be running a judging course just before the first event, which is at the Kitesurfing Armada. Drop an email to if you’re interested and find the full 2019 season calendar here.

BKC Championship Dates


Youth Nationals


RYA Youth Champs


TheRYA Youth Nationalsran from the 12th – 19th of April.

The southeasterly winds were strong early in the week at 28 30 knots, and it was the kiters who were impressing everyoneas the only class to successfully complete their three races one particularday (the event alsoincluded Lasers, 490ers, Techno, windsurfers etc). Usingfive metre LEI kites and hydrofoils, once again the efficiency of kiting shone through.Day four then saw some great moderate wind racing and clear progression in both the girls and boys fleets.

The race course for the youths is a little shorter with half-mile upwind / downwind legs, rather than 0.8 for the adults, but all eyes are eagerly watching the Youth class for possible Olympic potential in years to come.




RYA Youth Champs boys


1: Josh Carey
2: Adam Farrington
3: Angus Fellows




RYA Youth Champs girls


1: Francesca Maini
2: Izzy Adcock
3: Ella Saunders




BKSA foil coaching


The BKSA has recently launched some new instructor / coaching courses – therace coach level two course and the brand new foilinginstructor conversion course (designed with thehelp of the guys at Progression). The first foiling instructor conversion course, which is open toexisting BKSA instructors who can already foil at a competent level, will run from 16th-17th of May in PooleHarbour. Find all upcoming BKSA training dates


For even more UK news, training courses and information on local clubs head

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