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Formula Kite European Championships

Date: to Sunday, 24 September 2023 Add this to my calendar

Kiteboarding will make its Olympic debut at Paris 2024 and this exciting event will be held on Eastney Beach from 19 – 24 September, with the finals taking place on 23 and 24 September. Europe’s best riders are expected to be in attendance as they vie not just for the title of European Champion but also to qualify their nation for the Olympic Games. Kite foiling sees riders ‘fly’ above the water on hydrofoils attached to boards, powered by huge kites which can propel them to incredible speeds of more than 35 knots. At the weekends there will be an Event Village with a big screen, host & commentary as well as food concessions, a rum shack and other stalls and activities for young people and a windsurfing simulator.

Eastney Beach provides the perfect viewpoint to watch the high-octane racing, which will happen just a few hundred metres from the shore. To find out more visit the main event website. The event organisers are calling out for volunteers to help, if you are interested submit your details here.