Round three of the British Kitesurfing Championships will take place alongside the Lifestyles 2007 Festival on the North Promenade in Hunstanton from the 15 - 17 June 2007.
Richard Gowers, Chairman of the BKSA said; 'We are delighted to be holding round three of the BKSA Grand Prix at North Promenade, Hunstanton. The Lifestyles 2007 Festival is looking to be an excellent event for all the family and an ideal opportunity for the BKSA's next stage."
Round one, held in Watergate Bay and Round two held in Barrow, saw the world's top kitesurfers in action, including: 3 x and current World Champion - 18-year-old British rider, Aaron Hadlow.
1 x current pro men's British champion - 22-year-old British rider, Lewis Crathern.
Guinness world record holder for the longest distance travelled on a kite - 34-year-old Andreya Bennett.
Current pro ladies British champion and Guinness world record holder for the fastest person to be towed on water behind a car - 34-year-old, Steph Bridge.
Women's world speed record holder - 18-year-old South African rider, Sjoukje Bredenkamp
The BKSA competitions attract some of the world's finest riders and with over 50 competitors expected, spectators at The Lifestyles 2007 Festival will be in for an awesome display of riding when kiters of this calibre take to the waters this weekend at Hunstanton.
Currently leading the Pro Men's competition, 1 x and current pro men's British champion 22-year-old, Lewis Crathern, will be looking to increase his lead at Hunstanton.
With only 444 points separating the top 5 riders and with 1,000 points awarded for 1st place, 17 year olds Ali Barret from Blackpool, currently in 2nd place, Sam Light from Hayling Island, in
3rd place & Robin Snuggs from Weymouth in 4th place will no doubt be aiming to give Lewis a run for his money. Chris Burke, from Isle of Wight, in 5th place could also be in the running for a podium spot.
Helen Thompson from Tiree currently leads in the Pro Women's Competition and is being hotly pursued by Johara Sykes Davis, from Llandudo, North Wales, currently in 2nd place. Both these girls moved up from the amateur competitions to the pros this year and are showing outstanding
In the Junior competition, standard is good with Dan James leading the
points head of Tom Butler, Toby Raw & Rhys Langton.
TIMETABLE OF EVENTS:
THURSDAY 14 JUNE: 2?4pm
Press call at North Promenade, Hunstanton
FRIDAY 15 MAY:
Pro competition. The riders will register and weather permitting take to the water to compete at 10am. The competition will normally end around 4pm.
Kite workshops will take place for local schools with pupils being given the opportunity to learn how to harness the power of the wind whilst under the careful guidance of qualified and experienced BKSA instructors.
SATURDAY 12 MAY:
Amateur and Junior competition. The competition will continue with the day planned as above.
There are also BMX, skateboard and Inline skating workshops taking place on the Saturday morning at the skate park by King's Lynn Adrenalin Sports Association (Klas-A) instructors. These workshops will start at 10am and anyone can register for these at the festival on the Saturday morning.
SUNDAY 13 MAY:
The competition will continue with the day planned as above. Prize giving is planned for 4pm but re-scheduled if riders finish sooner or later than expected.
As well as the Kitesurfing there is much more happening at Lifestyles 2007, such as beach activities for all the family on the Saturday and Sunday. These will include beach soccer, beach circuits, softball and volleyball. Whilst on The green; VW Beetle will be hosting a spectacular show on the Saturday and Sunday. On Friday and Saturday evening, live music will take place in a marquee outside the Hunstanton Sailing Club.
The weekend is hosted by Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk, The Hub Kite Surfing Club & Hunstanton Sailing Club in conjunction with The BKSA. The event is sponsered by Veolia Environmental Services.For further information about what kitesurfing is download the following pdf:
guide to ride leaflet
or go to the online flick book
Further information regarding the event can be found on