The MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe 2012 will be part of the MINI Kitesurf Worldcup Sylt from 26 june until 1st july. Since 2010 the north sea island spot belongs to the tour of the kitesurfers around the globe.
The sport event on the Brandenburg Beach in Westerland offers thrill and entertainment at highest level. This kind of attraction is one of the biggest event worldwide. The top kiters will fight in slalom for the only Kitesurf World Champion's title, which will award in Germany. Also the race specialists FlorianGruber (18) and Christine Bönniger (25) compete again against the international kitesurf competition. With it, the german speed professionals will receive a foretaste of Olympia in 2016. For the first time ever, kitesurfers will compete in the olympic games against each other in Rio de Janeiro. Recently, the international sailing association fell this decision.
Westerland on Sylt is the only german stop of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe and for lots of professional kitesurfers, after the tour prelude on the Lake Neusiedl, Austria, the absolute highlight of the season. The North Sea provides over and over again for surprises. The rider adapt themselves to a rough sea at wind speeds of 35 knots as well as to moderate relations in quiet water. Kiter from the whole world travel to Sylt, „island of rich man and beauties“, to compete in different disciplines. This year, they will fight for the world champion title in slalom and for points of the european championship in freestyle and in course race. The european vice champion of freestyle Mario Rodwald (21) from Rendsburg, is already looking forward to the competition and full of hopes to be able to score substantially. Christine Bönniger (25) from Kiel and Florian Gruber (18) from Garmisch-Partenkirchen, prepare themselves with great prejoy to the the olympic games.
They want to be on the first places in their discipline course race. The german kiter and the world elite arouse with enthusiasm in breezy altitude of spectacular jumps and use extreme winds for rousing races. The spectators will expect great sport, a relaxed atmosphere on the beach and frisky beachparties.
The MINI Kitesurf Worldcup in Westerland/Sylt applies as one of the biggest Kitesurf event of the world. About 160 kitesurfers from 28 countries presented themselves last year in spectacular competitions in freestyle and course race. With it, the Kitesurf Worldcup Sylt was worldwide the biggest event of this kind of sport– no competition attracted more kitesurfers. Also the numbers of spectators was enormous. About 75.000 visitors had a good time in 2011 on the Brandenburg Beach. The brand MINI supports this year the Kitesurf Tour Europe as a title partner and promotes with it as the first car manufacturer worldwide kitesurfing in a european level.