The MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe prepares for its halftime in Netherlands/ Brouwersdam. Who will gain the dutch medals and can we reach the first full ladder in women Freestyle?
The third tour location, which is becoming one of the most anticipated kitesurfing spots, will take competitors to the North Sea
at Beware Beach/ Brouwersdam, Netherlands. Featuring a Freestyle and Course Racings exhibition with the best kitemasters, the 3rd tour stop promises to dish out the european’s best in
racing and freestyle action.
At this event, 20 women and 55 men will make up the 75 total competitors, representing 15 nationalities. For the first time ever, we have the possibility to create a first full 32 ladder in women Freestyle on this planet. Maybe, the performance of Annelouse Lammerts during the Sylt Freestyle event is the background for meanwhile 20 female riders registered at the third leg of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe. The best kiteboarding talents will certainly provide a full range of best tricks, fastest speeds and one of the most amazing kiting locations in Holland. Just close after the Olympic Games in London, all racers have already to proof their kitesurfing speeds regarding to the next Olympic Games in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.
The third tour stop at Brouwersdam will take place from August 16th to August 19th. Defending currently championship leader Mario Rodwald (GER) will surely stay motivated to win for the third time in a row, while local top riders Jerrie van de Kop (NED) and Johnno Schulte (NED) as well as female rider Annelouse Lammerts (NED) and Jalou Langeree (NED) look to break the leaders streaks, hopefully claiming the home title and gain dutch medals.
With regards to the Course Racing discipline, the best riders will come to showcase their skills for top placements. For the first time course racing’s acceptance as an Olympic sport, the MINI KTE competitor’s fleet will battle on the North Sea, to raise up the level of this ever-growing sport. Surely, the top-ranked, including Rolf van der Vlugt (NED), Julien Kerneur (FRA) and Bruno Sroka (FRA) as well as leading racers, Florian Gruber (GER), will offer up some of the most incredible racing action. Furthermore, female frontrunners Katja Roose (NED), Christine Bönniger (GER) and Stephanie Bridge (UK) are also in attendance, and plan to make their strongest showing yet, while others will fight to rise through the ranks and claim top titles. After the Olympic Games in London, kitesurfing will awake concentrated attention regarding to the next Olympics in 2016.
Overall, the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe, will be hosted at Brouwersdam for the Kitegatta 2012. Looking to compare local talents with the best european kitesurfers, who will show their impressive skills at an extraordinary 3rd tour stop in front of hundreds of specators, kiting enthusiasts, media and press members.It will be an amazing event with all the excitement of big freestyle action coupled with amazing racing performance.
Our partner MINI is involved in action sports around the world through cooperation and sponsoring activities. As a partner of trend-conscious sports, MINI supports young and creative sportspeople and, in so doing, promotes the development of their sport. MINI is the official title sponsor of the Kitesurf Tour Europe 2012.
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