News

 February 03, 2016
World Kite Tour 2016

 Virgin Kitesurf World Championships becomes World Kite Tour

The VKWC changes its name to WKT to reflect their special event status

Effective immediately, the former Professional Kiteboard Riders Association (PKRA) and current Virgin Kitesurf World Championships (VKWC) has changed its name to World Kite Tour (WKT) as part of a new agreement with World Sailing (the former International Sailing Federation ISAF). The decision was made to emphasize that the WKT will operate an official ISAF sanctioned kiteboarding World Tour and therefore crowns the kiteboarding World Tour Champions.

 December 22, 2015
2015 World Tour Champions

At five fantastic kitesurfing events of the 2015 season all athletes were fighting for the titles of the World Tour. Competitions took place in Freestyle, Slalom, Wave and the 2015 re-introduced Big Air discipline.  This year riders also had the chance to fight for a new overall title. With outstanding performance the World's top kiteboarders have shown their dedication, talent and perseverance to win the titles. After five events spread out across the globe it is our pleasure to announce the following Champions of the World Tour 2015:

Highlights

 

 Virgin Kitesurf World Championships becomes World Kite Tour

The VKWC changes its name to WKT to reflect their special event status

Effective immediately, the former Professional Kiteboard Riders Association (PKRA) and current Virgin Kitesurf World Championships (VKWC) has changed its name to World Kite Tour (WKT) as part of a new agreement with World Sailing (the former International Sailing Federation ISAF). The decision was made to emphasize that the WKT will operate an official ISAF sanctioned kiteboarding World Tour and therefore crowns the kiteboarding World Tour Champions.

  Best action of the Freestyle discipline in St Peter Ording, Germany, for the fifth tour stop of the VKWC 2015. Aaron Hadlow and Gisela Pulido take home the gold in stormy conditions.
  60 male and 30 female kiteboarders from around the globe showed up to qualify into the Virgin Kitesurf World Championships. This is a summary of the action on the fourth day of competition.

Rankings

Men's

  2015 SEASON RANKING Points
1.

Liam Whaley

ES

3710
2.

Carlos Mario

BR

3440
3.

Aaron Hadlow

GB

3350

Women's

  2015 SEASON RANKING Points
1.

Gisela Pulido

ES

3700
2.

Karolina Winkowska

PL

3680
3.

Bruna Kajiya

BR

3520

Men's

  2015 SEASON RANKING Points
1.

Keahi De Aboitiz

AU

1000
2.

Pedro Henrique

BR

900
3.

Sebastian Ribeiro

BR

810

Women's

  2015 SEASON RANKING Points
1.

Jalou Langeree

NL

1000
2.

Moona Whyte

US

900
3.

Ines Correia

PT

810

Men's

  2015 SEASON RANKING Points
1.

Florian Gruber

DE

1000
2.

Olly Bridge

GB

900
3.

Rolf Van der Vlugt

NL

810

Women's

  2015 SEASON RANKING Points
1.

Katja Roose

NL

1000
2.

Annelous Lammerts

NL

900
3.

Steph Bridge

GB

810

Men's

  2015 SEASON RANKING Points
1.

Kevin Langeree

NL

2900
2.

Marc Jacobs

NZ

2580
3.

Ariel Corniel

DO

1920

Women's

  2015 SEASON RANKING Points
1.

Gisela Pulido

ES

3000
2.

Hannah Whiteley

GB

2700
3.

Annelous Lammerts

NL

2300

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