Foil Racing

On the 30 July LKSC held our first foil event, foil-tastic fun was had by all, even though the winds were strong and the waves were rolling in! There was a wide range of abilities and performances, with the focus being on fun, taking part and having a good time!

We are running again at the end of August and end of September, hopefully on Saturday’s but TBC. If you are foiling, starting out or just thinking of it, then come down and check it out, its great even just for some tips and advice!

Special thanks to Alexander Hole, for attempting safety boating! Of course Eunice Bergin, for the wonderful pics!

BoarderX Results – 2015

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.

LKSC Committee

Check out this gallerys

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Race what you Ride – 2015

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

Eunice Bergin – Photos
Gary Levett – Photos

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