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KTE Announces Changes for the 2014 Season

KTE (Kitesurf Tour Europe) officials announced that some changes are operated for the 2014 season. The most important chance is the addition of the Twin Tip Racing discipline to the competition, but there are some important changes made for the Freestyle and Formula Racing disciplines as well.

As the guys from the KTE had some requests to organize a race, where everyone could take part without equipment restrictions they have decided to add this discipline to the Tour, and open the competition to every kiteboarder around the world. Here’s what they say: “The Twin Tip Racing will be open to everyone who likes Kiteboarding and who likes to experience a new challenge. The Regatta-Course will be set in an easy way, so that every kiteboarder can ride this course with his/her twin tip board. Within this discipline there will be no restriction of entry numbers.”

The most notable change in the Freestyle and Formula racing is reducing the number of participants from 48 to 32 for each division, in order to ensure a more competitive competition: “The Freestyle discipline will have some changes as well. Within several meetings we have decided to decrease the number of participants from 48 to 32 for each division. This will guarantee higher quality within the competition and better time management for the organization, sports crew and riders.

The last change we’ll be making for 2014, is in Formula Racing. Like changes to Freestyle, we have decided to decrease the number of participants from 48 to 24 for each division. This discipline is only for riders who compete with IKA Registered equipment. This also guarantees a higher level of competition.”