Are you ready to tackle one of Australia’s fastest kiteboard races?
All successful registrants have now been notified of their place in the 2018 event. Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton were once again oversubscribed, receiving 198 entries to select our field of 135 participants competing in Australia’s longest and most exciting kiteboarding race, the Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton from Rottnest Island.
The 19km race from the pristine waters of Rottnest Island to Leighton Beach, Fremantle, Western Australia will be contested for the ninth consecutive year, on Saturday 8 December 2018.
Event Director Tim Turner said there were 135 places available for competitors and he anticipated interest exceeding this figure.
“Each year we see a growing interest from local and international kiteboarders who have heard about the Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton from Rottnest Island and want to take on the challenge. We expect plenty of return interest as well and get great support from the local kiteboarding community who will all be vying to beat the race record of 19 minutes and three seconds, set by Frenchman Nico Parlier in 2016.”
The Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton from Rottnest Island continues to have equal prize money for the Top three males and females (the first kiteboarding race to do so) and there’s over A$5000 in total prize money and A$4000 worth of trophies on offer, plus the respected Marc Sprod Trophy for the fastest West Australian competitor. Prizes will be awarded to the winner, runner up and third place and with cash prizes extending to the Top 10 and for the top placed twin tip racers.
Rottnest Island is just a 30-minute ferry ride from Perth, providing a relaxed holiday environment and incredible beaches and coastline.
The race is made possible thanks to Red Bull, Rottnest Island, Rottnest Express, Fremantle Sailing Club, and Kiteboarding Western Australia.
Visit: www.lighthouse2leighton.com.au for more information.
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