#queenoftheairuk team, Jo and Andrina.
We also had the guys down from Life Productions, starting their filming for Rampion short films. If you have an opinion on the wind farm, then come down this Thursday again to get your face on TV!
Moby Dig has taken up residence by Pipeline-X. Keep clear of this hazard in the water.
Moby has made local and national news.
On Saturday 12th September LKSC staged our first ever Kitesurf BoarderX.
The idea of a BoarderX had been discussed for over a year and with some meticulous planning, (begging for booms) and a huge amount of luck with the wind we raced late into the afternoon in some some pretty blustery conditions.
Firstly lets start with the setup, it was a low key event and all about competitors getting through loads of heats of fun but tight racing, the course was set thanks to the BKSA Jet Ski launching the buoys and booms from the beach as the race rib had to be harboured due to rough seas, we set challenging course – a downwind bias two large buoys to jump over and few buoys to slalom around all starting with a beach or water start based on riders choice.
With 3 riders per heat we got through 3 full rounds of racing before semi finals and the closely fought final. Noteable performance came from both regular Lancing kiters and also riders that had travelled further afield from Calshot and even Hunstanton!
From an club perspective this was a great event, well supported and a real privilege to help organise and run. It was fun to see the competitive spirit across the whole fleet and support from all riders and spectators on the day too.
Our winners of course need a mention;
1st Place – Matt Russell
2nd Place – Lionel Hatch
3rd Place – Rich De Silvo
Best Wipeout – Matt Dimmock
Highest placed Female – Andrina Kelly
The Dave Funnell award for Participation – Kev Maguire
We must also thank for their support;
LKSC support crew – Sarah, Sarah, Eunice, and of course Rory!
Our sponsors- Emma at North Kites UK, Adam at Takoon and Ion, Mike at Airush and Tom at Ozone and Maxtrack
So do you want to be involved some more? Join in and help out, we are looking for more support to help run the club and take Lancing Kitesurfing Club forward, if you think you can offer something, no matter how big or small then just get in touch by replying to this email.
Finally with 3 successful events on the water, growth in our club members and plenty of epic sessions 2015 has been an amazing year so far, with some strong Autumn winds already here be safe and have loads of fun on the water.
Check out this gallerys
A brilliant day yesterday at the LKSC Race what your ride event! It was great to see the competitive spirit take to the water especially in the line up to start, with a range of different kites, sizes and board choices! We had a great view from the boat with some brilliant attempts to get off the start line first and some real close racing throughout the afternoon.
In round 1 we held three 2 lap races and a good judge that competitors enjoyed it was their eagerness to do a second round of three 1 lap races after an update on riders scores and positions. It was all to play for in round two where the wind picked up and the racing was even faster and more competitive.
By round two, the riders were really in the swing of the flag sequence, attacking the start line and even applying tactics to race efficiently and competitively around the course.
By the end of 6 races the results were totalled and there were some well earned podium finishes;
- 1st – Rich De Silvo
- 2nd – Christine Johnston
- 3rd – Anuradha WJ
Other notable results were from Richard Morris just pipping Dan Charlish on equal points but more races completed, Ryan Flynn for a great set of results in round 2 and Dave Funnell for great enthusiasm and determination, especially in race 6!
And finally a HUGE THANK YOU
First of all to the COMPETITORS for making Race What You Ride such a fun and exciting event.
Eunice Bergin for beach support and some amazing photo’s.
David Morrice for the safety boat.
Our next event is now in planning for early September, get practising now for the LKSC invitational Kitesurf BOARDER-X
To be held either Saturday 11th or Sunday 12th July depending on most favourable forecast.Relaxed club race event, racing for everyone on everything – from TT’s, to directionals and even foils!All entrants must be LKSC and British Kitesports Association members.
Entry is £12. This covers the rescue boat and prizes for the winners. Places are limited to 40 racers. Our last race event sold out; There will be no entry on the day.
We will refund the entry if there is no wind. We will make the call on the day of the even on 9th\10th Friday based on the latest forecasts.
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|We are less than 2 weeks from Lancing’s moment in the spotlight. You have been part of one of the largest clubs and active kite scenes over the last 7 years and we have been asked by the BKA and the kite industry to to kick off the newly formed 2015 tour.Hopefully you have read this far, this bit is important! We have heard some peoples comments that a freestyle contest is not for them, they told us they want more big air! Well… its ok! the amateurs category is being run in the spirit of big air!!! So hold back no more and enter here
This event is your opportunity to share time on the water with some of the best riders in the UK, to meet the brands and try the latest equipment (our biggest demo EVER!), plus a Saturday night party. The majority of the UK kitesurfing industry will be descending on Lancing. Our club members need to represent!
We need your help and support to make this event a success, we need volunteers over the weekend for beach marshals, event set-up
Wind prayers, dances and sacrifices for the 30th and 31st all welcome!
BRITISH KITESPORTS FREESTYLE TOUR
Location: LANCING KITE BEACH
LKSC are proud to support the British Kitesports, Kiteworld and IKSURFMAG national freestyle – the first of the 3 stop British tour for 2015. This is a fresh approach to re-invigorate the grass roots and club level of kitesurfing. The national tour has an equal focus on amateur level riding as much as the pro fleet.
The amateur classes, for both men and women will focus on fun competition in the style of Big Air, handle pass tricks will not score. Styling boosts, grabs and rotations are the foundation for this category – more big air than blind judge 3 (whatever that is!).
“We’re really excited to be coming down to Lancing and working with the club to deliver this event, it’s been a while since a proper freestyle tour has happened in the UK and Lancing is the perfect location to kick start the series!” – Rou Chater – IKSURFMAG
Top UK riders are signing up to throw down at our local spot – Tom Bridge the latest signing will be battling out in the Pro Mens. Lancing beach boost regular world champion visitors this year see a likely appearance from Kevin Langeree, past World Champion and Red Bull King of the Air. Of course our local kiting superstar Lewis will be the event MC and commentator.
Places are limited in each category, your entry fee includes all your competition, safety boat cover, Saturday Party food voucher and goody bag containing 2x T-Shirts, magazine subs and even a lockable key-safe worth more than the entry fee alone at over £50! http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/
|See the latest 2015 demo gear from top manufacturers, try the kites and ride the boards!
We are really pleased to be hosting the National Freestyle tour this year. In collaboration with the British Kitesports Association, IKSURFMAG and Kitesurf Magazine.
We will have a number of brands in attendance with demo kit available.
Although this is a national event, there will be a real focus on the amateurs contests. We have new judging rules for this category that excludes handlepass tricks
Depending on the numbers attending each event there may be changes to these categories. We are really excited to see lots of local riders entering the competition and so the amateur fleet will not be scoring handle-pass manoeuvres. The pro fleet is aimed at being a feeder for the World Tour, and will be judged accordingly.
The format for the events will be a Double Elimination to allow us time to get through all the heats. If conditions limit time this will switch to a Single Elimination to allow us to complete the event as fully as possible.
You will need to PRE REGISTER for each event, THERE WILL BE NO CASH REGISTRATIONS ON THE DAY. This will free up our time to run the competition.
Location: Lancing, Beach Green
Date: Saturday – 9-Aug-14
We are really pleased to announce that we will having the largest demo day for new equipment that has ever happened at Lancing. This is the list of all the brands you will be able to demo equipment from.
- North Kites UK
- F ONE
We will also be running a BYO BBQ, so after trying some new gear you can get your sausage out.
Big Air Competition
Location: Lancing, Beach Green
Date: Saturday – 9-Aug-14
Men & Women competitions
3-5 Riders to a heat
Riders performing highest air will progress to next round
Top 2 riders progress to next round
Lewis Crathern will be MC