MARIGOT--Speculation about the future of Caribbean kitesurfing is over after the announcement that on February 20-23, 2020, kite foil racing will have an annual event in the Caribbean called Caribbean Foiling Championships.
  The news was revealed by co-founders of Caribbean Foiling Championships, Maxim van den Pol and Sacha van der Wouden. In the beginning of 2020, Orient Bay will be the main hub of activity for all wind and kite foiling fanatics.  
  When World Sailing announced that kitesurfing in the form of kite foil racing will be a permanent Olympic discipline after its debut at the Olympic Games in Paris in 2024, the organization of Caribbean Foiling Championships decided to invest in the future of Caribbean Foiling.
  A (hydro)foil is almost like a mini airplane, which is connected to a very long fin under a kiteboard. Once it gets up to speed, the foil will make enough lift to hold a surfer’s weight and that is why the surfer is able to lift the whole board off the water, continuing riding only on the submerged foil, going as fast as the surfer dares to go. Besides the spectacular sight of surfers flying over the water the foil also has a practical advantage: it allows racing in all weather conditions. Even with the slightest bit of breeze the foil gets up to great speeds.
  “The action sports industry has been an increasingly growing sport segment over the past decade, resulting in skyrocketing participation rates and escalating popularity, especially among Generation Y consumers, commented Maxim. “The same is happening in the Caribbean, but there was no platform for them to show their talent. Now they can show off what they can during the first Caribbean Foiling Championships in 2020. Let’s hope this will be the start of something great for the Caribbean future!”
  Fitting perfectly in the annual kite calendar, even European kite surfers can skip the European winter and enjoy the Caribbean benefits; great weather conditions, crystal-clear waters and an average temperature of 26 Celsius.
  “Everyone is welcome to join this one-of-a-kind event, and let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to come to paradise and join the fun?”, adds Sacha.




MARIGOT--Speculation about the future of Caribbean kitesurfing is over after the announcement that on February 20-23, 2020, kite foil racing will have an annual event in the Caribbean called Caribbean Foiling Championships.


  The news was revealed by co-founders of Caribbean Foiling Championships, Maxim van den Pol and Sacha van der Wouden. In the beginning of 2020, Orient Bay will be the main hub of activity for all wind and kite foiling fanatics.  
  When World Sailing announced that kitesurfing in the form of kite foil racing will be a permanent Olympic discipline after its debut at the Olympic Games in Paris in 2024, the organization of Caribbean Foiling Championships decided to invest in the future of Caribbean Foiling.
  A (hydro)foil is almost like a mini airplane, which is connected to a very long fin under a kiteboard. Once it gets up to speed, the foil will make enough lift to hold a surfer’s weight and that is why the surfer is able to lift the whole board off the water, continuing riding only on the submerged foil, going as fast as the surfer dares to go. Besides the spectacular sight of surfers flying over the water the foil also has a practical advantage: it allows racing in all weather conditions. Even with the slightest bit of breeze the foil gets up to great speeds.
  “The action sports industry has been an increasingly growing sport segment over the past decade, resulting in skyrocketing participation rates and escalating popularity, especially among Generation Y consumers, commented Maxim. “The same is happening in the Caribbean, but there was no platform for them to show their talent. Now they can show off what they can during the first Caribbean Foiling Championships in 2020. Let’s hope this will be the start of something great for the Caribbean future!”
  Fitting perfectly in the annual kite calendar, even European kite surfers can skip the European winter and enjoy the Caribbean benefits; great weather conditions, crystal-clear waters and an average temperature of 26 Celsius.
  “Everyone is welcome to join this one-of-a-kind event, and let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to come to paradise and join the fun?”, adds Sacha.