For the first time ever, the island of Bintan in Indonesia will host the opening leg of the Asian Championship Tour – Kiteboard Tour Asia (KTA) 2013. The event takes place from 20th to 24th February 2013 at the Agro Beach Resort on Bintan in the Riau Archipelago.
The Kiteboard Tour Asia (KTA) is organized by the International Kiteboarding Class Association and the KTA under the auspices of the Indonesian Sailing Federation in association with the Government of Bintan Regency and Agro Beach Resort.
The Event includes the following Disciplines, Divisions and Grades, namely : Course Racing Men, Course Racing Women, Twin Tip Racing Men, Twin Tip Racing Women, Freestyle Men, and Freestyle Women. With a total prize of equipment equivalent to USD 15,000.0 the event will also be graded by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) in accordance to ISAF regulations.
Situated less than an hour away via comfortable catamarans from the neighboring country of Singapore, Bintan Resorts is located on the largest of Indonesia's enchanting Riau islands. A spectacular beach holiday destination in the north of the island that covers no less than 23,000 hectares along the entire sandy white coast facing the South China Sea, Bintan offers plenty of exciting experiences for watersports and adventure enthusiasts.
The island is also decorated with fascinating heritage remnants on Penyengat Island and in Tanjung Pinang. While further north east, the Anambas Islands beckon with pristine dive sites filled with amazing sea creatures and underwater life.
Bintan hosts many International events per year including 2 iron man competitions and the Tour De Bintan so that they are well equipped and experienced in handling more than its fair share of international athletic events each year.
For more information and registration, visit: www.kiteboardtour.asia
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