Exmouth to host Edge Cup - the top kite-surfing competition in the UK this weekend

10:44 12 June 2014

Kite boarding off Exmouth

Kite boarding off Exmouth

Archant

The Edge Race Cup takes place this coming weekend (June 13 to 15).

This years event is the biggest kite-surfing competition in the UK and has attracted the biggest names in European kite racing to Exmouth.

Amongst the kite boarders on show will be the current European Race Champion Olly Bridge, British National Champion Callum Edge and British Wave Champion Lee Harvey.

Steph Bridge, owner of Edge Watersports and four times world race champion, says: “The popularity of the Edge Race Cup made it the perfect choice for hosting the national championships. I’m thrilled that Exmouth has been recognised for such a high-profile event. For five years participants have been drawn to our event from around the world. Once we were seen as training practice for bigger competitions, but this year we are the big one to train for! The event has some of the biggest names in the sport, but we also have open events to allow anyone who can kite-surf to get involved and see how well they do against the best in the world. This year the event will also include a new and exciting discipline called kite hydrofoiling alongside a new IKA Twin Tip class that will add to the spectacle of the event.”

The events title sponsor is Exeter-based ATASS Group and is also supported by local firms Pebblebed Vineyard and O’Hanlons Brewery.

Spectators and visitors to the event are also being offered the opportunity to learn the basics of the sport by participating in the free 40-minute powerkite lessons that will be on offer throughout the afternoons on Saturday and Sunday (June 14 and 15). The lessons will take place on dry land and students will be offered the chance to fly a range of powerkites, kiteboards and kitebuggies - a perfect introduction to the sport together with lots of fun! Lessons are available to everyone from the age of eight and up and lessons can be booked in advance by calling the edgewatersports team on 01395 222551. Alternatively lessons can be booked on the day, however spaces will be limited and allocated on a first come basis.

More details about taking part or watching the Edge Race Cup are available from the EdgeWatersports website www.edgewatersports.com

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Midweek Herald visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Midweek Herald staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Midweek Herald account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 20:37

William Tidball is seemingly in the fast lane to success.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:37

Sidmouth RFC is staging a Girls Rugby Fun Day early next month.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:36

Three intrepid Axe Valley Runners set off late Saturday afternoon to experience their first night run in Haldon Forest, writes Dave Mutter.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:52

The 10-mile Oh My Obelisk at Dawlish race attracted four AVR members, writes Dave Mutter.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:49

The ladies second team faced a strengthened Bridgwater side.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:49

Honours ended even in the Petroc Division Two in-house meeting between SOHC ladies third and fourth teams.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:49

The David Shepherd Cricket Trust’s helmet and balls offer was so successful last year it is being repeated ahead of the new season, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Read more
Wed, 17:16

Honiton Town Reserves were 7-4 winners when they travelled to Macron League Division Three basement dwellers Culm United.

Read more
Wed, 08:02

Point-to-Point horse racing enthusiast will be heading to Black Forest Lodge this coming weekend, where it’s the turn of the Silverton to host their meeting on Sunday (January 22), writes Donna Harris.

Read more
Wed, 08:02

Beer Albion Reserves beat South Zeal 4-3 in a thrilling Macron League Division Five contest at the Furzebrake on Saturday to earn much needed points, writes Richard Honnor .

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 3°C

min temp: -1°C

Most Read Sport

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications