Kiteboarding Australia has been working with Australian Sailing to develop a 12 month program of youth training and racing aimed at getting an Aussie girl and boy to the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.
This regatta is the first step in a year long program, culminating in the 2018 Australian Youth Championships, for children and young adults to give kite racing a go.
The best bit? No one is an expert at this game so anyone under 19 who is a strong intermediate kiter and holding ground should come down to try out racing for the first time. All you have to do is get around a course like this:
4 - 6 April: Club Marine Coaching Clinic (optional): get a load of information and training from an experienced coach for $277*
8 - 9 April: Club Marine Victorian Junior and Youth Championships: this two day regatta will include tonnes of information to help the first time racer develop their skills and knowledge. At only $80 (for entries before 31 March add a $50 late fee after that time), this is an awesome way to give twin tip kite racing a go!
You can sign up here: www.youthchamps.org.au/assoc_page.cgi?c=0-9976-0-0-0&sID=391257
Good winds and safe kiteboarding!
* Please note that Australian Sailing require a minimum number of participants for the coaching course and will notify registered participants one week prior if the coaching clinic is confirmed to happen.