C2Sky Freestyle Raid KTA Vietnam

Round Two  –  Mui Ne, Vietnam  -  15-19 February 2012

 

It’s the KTA tour stop with a big difference. We have no major sponsors for this one but everyone has said what the hell we still want to compete in Vietnam, so this one is home grown, funded and delivered by not only the KTA but also by the riders, hangers on, local supporters and key to the whole event our local organisers and hosts in Mui Ne – C2Sky!

 

So it’s back to the origins of the KTA grassroots energy and lots of progression…..

 

Also this round of the Asian Tour will be all about making the best use of the high wind and swell conditions of Mui Ne, so no racing this time as we have the Asian Course Race Championships coming up in March in Thailand. So as the event title suggests it’s a freestyle raid on Vietnam, with new school freestyle being the main IKA and KTA Asia tour ranking event, but also the event will feature both Old Skool and Big Air, so a major feast whether you are a competitor or spectator.

 

EVENT REGISTRATION

 

You may register online for one or both disciplines taking place at the Vietnam tour stop this will secure your entry and priority to compete. You can also choose to register for the whole tour in one or both of the disciplines.

 

Freestyle – US$ 50.00

 

KTA Asian Open Old Skool Championship – US$ 50.00

Plus the bonus BIG AIR event

 

If you are registering for Old Skool and Big Air you may do one or the other only if you wish or both if want to all for the same registration fee

Please note the KTA Open Asian Old Skool Championship is as it says on the tin open to girls and guys from any nationality so no reason not to be there. This discipline will be run under the Old Skool Project competition rules – click here to remind yourself of them

 

There will be more on the Old Skool in the Riders Info section of the KTA website so have a look in there for some more useful inspiration.

 

 

Local Organiser

 

C2Sky Kiteboard Center        -        ask for Jeff or Liz

 

www.c2skykitecenter.com

 

info@c2skykitecenter.com

 

+84 (0) 916655241

 

C2Sky is one of the longest establish kite centre’s in Vietnam and have supported the KTA from the start helping to host our event in previous years. This year they our our key local driving force and host location and we are looking forward to working with the team there to put on a top freestyle raid!!

 

What they say for themselves -

 

C2Sky, Vietnam’s #1 kiteboarding school and Mui ne’s élite choice as the most professional, fully equipped, safest and friendliest kite center on the beach

 

We pride ourselves on being more than just a kite school. We can take care of things before you arrive, we make sure you have the best time whilst you are here and if you become 1 of those few that do eventually leave we do our best to make sure you leave only with great memories and new friends.

EVENT SCHEDULE

Date

Designation

Day

Night

15 February 2010

Registration day

Registration and free ride warm-up day

Event Opening with the Cabrinha Hog Roast and Fire Night

16 February 2010

Competition

Freestyle – Old Skool or Big Air

 

17 February 2010

Competition

Freestyle – Old Skool or Big Air

Mid-week party night at the Kinn Clubhouse

18 February 2010

Competition

Freestyle – Old Skool or Big Air

 

19 February 2010

Competition

&

Awards Night

Freestyle – Old Skool or Big Air

 

Winners prize ceremony

Tour stop closing party

(to be announced)

Mui Ne is known for its hard core kiting conditions, a combination of strong winds and short break that is loved by riders wanting to take on the challenge. So a great location for the KTA to be calling in at once again and you can expect some fast and furious competition here.

 

The competition spot at Mui Ne is planned for the beach point at Unique Boutique Resort where the C2Sky school is located. The beaches and the sand shift in Mui Ne have been a bit weird this season, but there will be space enough to rig on the grass at C2Sky and plenty of room to launch especially under the strict control of the event beach marshal who will ensure all runs like clockwork for you.

 

So it’s a sloping beach to the water edge and then the seabed drops sharply as you enter the water, so Mui Ne is a deep water location all the way, with a combination of frontal and thermal winds throughout the day.

 

Time zone GMT + 7hrs

 

Latitude      10.70

Longitude   108.80

 


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Wind – Weather – Water

 

The winds during February tend to begin throughout the morning in the range of 15-20kts, then building further in the afternoon with the thermal up towards 25-30kts. The wind direction is a left to right cross onshore at this time of year.

 

Temperatures for February will reach around 30 Celsius, with occasional short lived rain showers.

 

The water temperature will be around the 28 degrees Celsius mark.

 

Travel – Accomodation

The closest international airport to Mui Ne is the Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City. From here you will need to make the transfer to Mui Ne either by rail or road.

 

By taxi, that will cost around US$90 it will take you around 3.5 hours or 4.5 hours by rail or bus, coating around the US$45 mark.

 

All travellers to Vietnam will need to have a visa. This you can either do by applying through in your own country through either travel agents or the Vietnam Embassy or through one of the online sites

 

www.visa-vietnam.org

 

There is a wide range of accommodation options in Mui Ne all within easy distance of the competition area. Prices start from as little as US$15 per night in guesthouse style accommodation through to 5 star hotels and resorts.

 

Check out www.muinebeach.net

 

For further information and advice on travel and accommodation please contact the local organiser for help.

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