SHQ is proud to announce our Kite Race Team including former speed kiting local hero Dave Trewern, who was unofficially the world's fastest-man-on-water in 2005, Bass Strait record breaker and career yacht racer Ben Morrison-Jack, and James Neeson, the talented young sailor and our favourite instructor at SBHQ. These three legends-in-the-making will be training and racing hard for glory at RBYC, SYC and Sail Melbourne events this summer.
Royal Brighton Yacht Club ran the first successful kite racing of the season on Sunday, 23 September with more to come soon. Everyone is welcome to check out this exciting new development in the sport with an very low price introductory membership offer from RBYC, more details below, and the following race days coming up.
Sunday, 14 October at 2pm
Sunday, 28 October at 2pm
Saturday and Sunday, 10-11 October, at 2pm both days
Also stay tuned for more info session where you can join in to learn about the various aspects of kite racing and also contribute to the development of the sport with one of Australia premier yacht clubs. The next scheduled info session is Saturday, 27 October at 11am but more are in the works.
Check the RBYC website, www.rbyc.yachting.org.au for the full info including notices of race and the racing rules and instructions.
Royal Brighton Yacht Club will soon announce an introductory membership for kite racing of $200 from now until 30 June, about 9 months, including full membership access to their facilities, Yachting Australia registration and of course all race fees for the spring series, dates above, and upcoming summer series starting in February.
Sandringham Yacht Club is also in the mix with Friday racing ramping up this week and every Friday until the end of November. SYC Kite Racing membership is $150 for those who are not already members of a yacht club, and $60 for the spring series if you are already a member of another yacht club. This membership gives you full access to the great facilities at SYC from now until March, about 6 months, and includes the required Yachting Victoria registration.
On the equipment side of things, SHQ has the full range of race winning Cabrinha Crossbow and Ozone Edge kites in stock now. Act fast to get your hands on the very last discounted 2012 Cabrinha Carbon Race 188 x 65 boards complete with fins for only $1,699 or the all new RRD K-Race 70 arriving very soon for $1,799 without fins. At the Course Racing European Championships that just finished this week, Julien Kerneur on the new RRD racing machine came overall third, second placed European, behind only the Mike's Lab custom board and Ozone Edge combo of Riccardo Leccese and Adam Koch, and in front of everything else. PKRA World Tour leader Brian Lake on Cabrinha finished the event in fourth.
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