NZ Kite Racing Nationals 2013 Hosted by Kohi Yacht Club

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Filmed & Edited by Joshua McCormack

From Mike Pepper:

Our First ever bonafide nationals under the belt, exciting times, Congratulations Torrin our first ever National Champion, & hot on his heels, Matt & Dave. Special mention to big climber Dave johnson coming in a respectable 9th in his first regatta, Justina who is just un-flap-able & heads out in winds gusting 38kts with the same size kite as guys 20+ kg heavier. & to Ben, Les, Craig & Brad who have done a lot of hard yards over the last 6 months - a lot of time on the water a lot of regattas and are closing the gap down between the pack and the top 3. & then there's the woossies, Mike and Brad who elected to stay on the beach on the last day, -wise heads make old men.... Of course we couldn't do it with out Kohi Yacht Club supporting us, we couldn't do it without the enthusiasm of the PRO's Ian & Kim who give of their free time to get barked at for making the course to long or the start line too short, & so on. I for one am so looking forward to the next match up- SAIL AUCKLAND February 1 and shortly there after the 2014 Nationals in Raglan, course board and open class 29th March. Last but not least, We received generous support from Flyozone, WSP, boardstore, Mystic and Optima watches. We thank you for getting in behind this event. This is only the beginning, the momentum is going to build from here. We are very excited with our youth development plans, we are very excited with new technological developments like foiling and the buzz being created around that not just here but around the world, we are very encouraged by recent Olympic developments such as an extra medal for Kites in 2020. Watch this space!

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