NOMINATED AS THE 2012 KITEBOARDER OF THE YEAR!

Very grateful to be nominated again for the AWSI 2012 kiteboarder of the year! What a great life I am lucky to live. 

MAKING WAVES ON AND OFF THE WATER!

 What a beautiful life I am grateful to live!More at: http://palmbeachgardens.floridaweekly.com/ 

TEAM USA DOES 50 KNOTS ON THE VINEYARD!

 Arrived in Providence, Massachusetts at Midnight. Took a fast boat to Martha’s Vineyard at 3am, home of the fastest sailor in the world Rob Douglas. Woke up at 6:30am “Java time”,  & broke 50 kts at noon!  Tested new Cabrinha prototypes in south east wind of 20 to 35kts, rode for 7 hours, and dinner at 8pm!  9:30pm pool in The Douglas Man cave!  Tomorrow 4am SUP training, 9 foot swell. More wind forecasted. To be continued.  Damo

WE DID IT. OLYMPIC BOUND 2016!

 I am happy to say that we just got accepted into the 2016 Olympics!· They voted 17 votes Windsurfing and 19 votes Kitesurfing.· They said! "Kiteboarding has proven to us that it is ready to be included into the list of prestigious ISAF Events and it is a fantastic addition to the sailing program for the 2016 Olympic Games."  We did it.........Let the training begin! Damo

2012 MIAMI KITE MASTERS

 This past Saturday saw an incredible day of racing and freestyle with blue skies and great breeze at the 2012 Miami Kite Masters. Team Cabrinha was well represented with Henry Connart flying in from Destin, Fl , Annabel Van Westerop “Tinkerbell” from Aruba and local riders Jan Lucas, Rich Gardner, Gary Menk, Leif Gibons, Alexandra Menk, Johnny Berger, Matt Collins, Brandon “The Bull” Bowe and Racing World Champion Damien LeRoy all on hand.

ISAF KITEBOARDING OLYMPIC TRIALS WRAP UP!

As the Sailing evaluation came to a close in Santander, Spain there was nothing more than one thing on everyone’s mind. “Kiteboarding” The group of riders from all around the world went above and beyond for the ISAF committee and the sailing world and did an amazing job. Now it is in the hands of everyone out there in our sport. Go to your local sailing clubs and let them know we are here to stay. It is not a matter of if we get in to the Olympics it is WHEN?  2016?

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