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Learn more about kiting with NZ’s top kitefoilers

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The foiling revolution is taking hold and it’s opening up plenty of opportunities, not least of all at an Olympic level.

Mixed kite boarding has been included on the programme for the 2024 Paris Olympics, and is likely to be on foiling equipment. Come and hear from this country’s top kitefoilers, who recently competed at the kitefoiling world championships on Lake Garda in Italy.

Justina Kitchen was the best placed of the Kiwis, finishing 10th in the women’s fleet, with Sam Bullock 18th and Lukas Walton-Keim 21st in the men’s competition. All three will be at the Takapuna Boating Club from 9.30am on Saturday, May 25.

This free information session is aimed at anyone under 25 who has an interest in kite racing at a high level internationally.

It will be a great opportunity to see what the sport looks like and the pathways to racing, learn about the equipment and how to get into it and there will even be an opportunity to try some of the basics like flying a kite, body dragging and foil towing. There will be on-water activities at a venue nearby (wind and weather dependent) in the afternoon.

“This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to get into kite racing to hear from the best in New Zealand about pathways, how to get into it and answer any questions people might have,” Yachting New Zealand talent development manager Geoff Woolley said. “We saw how exciting and dynamic the sport is at the recent world championships and the trio will come back and share their knowledge.”

What: Kiting weekend
Where: Takapuna Boating Club
When: Saturday, May 25, 9.30am

Please email geoffwoolley@yachtingnz.org.nz for more information.

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