One of the fastest kitesurfers on the planet, Alex Caizergues will be the competitor to beat when Australia's longest kitesurfing race sets off in Perth during December.
Starting at Phillip Point on Rottnest Island, off the coast of Western Australia, the inaugural Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton, presented by the West Australian Kitesurfing Association (WAKSA) will set sail on Saturday 11 December 2010, with competitors speeding across the Indian Ocean on the Gage Roads channel and finishing at Leighton Beach, Fremantle.
Hailing from France, Caizergues recently smashed the world speed sailing record in Luderitz, Namibia, clocking in at over 100 kilometres per hour.
The battle for the title of 'the fastest speed sailor in the world' is far from over and 50 of Australia's best kitesurfers will have the opportunity to challenge Caizergues.
With the famous Fremantle Doctor wind blowing, the race is expected to take between 30 and 40 minutes for the fastest kiters.
Not just anyone will be accepted to take on the three times world champ. Applicants must have at least 100 hours of kitesurfing experience and must be a WAKSA or AKSA member to be potentially selected for entry.
Apply to race at www.redbull.com.au from 3 November to 28 November 2010. The race is limited to 50 competitors as selected by event organisers so be sure to get in quick.