Boao Kingbay on the beautiful Island of Hainan will host the 2013 Kiteracing World Championships, with registration taking place on November 18 and 19, and racing commencing fomr November 20 to 24.
A total prize purse of 20000 USD is up for grabs for the best 120 men and 40 women of the world. All qualified entries will receive free accomodation in the newly build 5 star hotel.
The Notice of Race has been published here: http://www.internationalkiteboarding.org/images/documents/events/2013worldsNoR.pdf
Applications for starting places can be placed following the official application form at http://www.internationalkiteboarding.org/index.php/course-racing/events/upcoming-major-events-registration/world-championships/application-form
The event website went live today as well and provides information for travel, accomodation, visa requirements etc.
The event is entry limited - registration closes on August 26, with the last event counting for the qualifcation being Cork OCR.
Sailors that are interested in participation have the opportunity to qualify through the following events:
- North American Championships (100 points)
- South/Middle American Championships (100 points)
- European Championships (100 points)
- as well as several other 50 and 20 point events. A full list of events including points distribution can be found here: http://www.internationalkiteboarding.org/index.php/course-racing/events