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.
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