Saturday 3 December 2011
Rottnest Island to Leighton Beach Fremantle, Western Australia
Sun, sand and surf action at Australia’s longest kitesurfing race
Australia’s longest kitesurfing race is returning to Perth, WA for its second year. The Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton will take off from Rottnest Island on Saturday 3 December, with the finish line at Leighton Beach where spectators can witness all the action from the sand.
Competitors will take off from Rottnest at 2.30pm, and spectators are invited to Leighton Beach to watch them race into the finish line and chase last year’s record time of 24 minutes. Music and entertainment at Leighton will make it a great day at the beach.
One hundred kite surfers including last year’s winner Frenchman Alex Caizergues and current world speed record holder American Rob Douglas will challenge Gage Roads – a race crossing supported by Fremantle Ports.
What: Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton kitesurfing race returns to Western Australia for the second time and is supported by Western Australian Kite Surfing Association (WAKSA). Competitors will race across the Indian Ocean from Phillip Point at Rottnest Island to Leighton Beach North Fremantle. Spectators can watch the competitors ride into the finish line at Leighton Beach. The event is made possible through assistance from Rottnest Express, Kite Addiction, Cabrinha Kites, and a three-year Experience Extraordinary sponsorship from the Western Australian Government through Eventscorp.
Who: World number one and three ranked kite surfers, Rob Douglas from the United States and Alex Caizergues from France, will compete alongside Australia’s current record holder Tim Pumpa from Adelaide, and local, national and international entrants.
When: Saturday 3 December, from 2.30pm. Competitors are set to arrive at the finish line from 2.55pm, depending on weather conditions.
Cost: Free for spectators. Competition entries are now closed.