KTA Bulabog Boracay Philippines January 11-14

Boracay is one of the most establish kite locations in Asia with an already well established world reputation for top class wind and kiting conditions. As one of the Philippines top island holiday destinations, Boracay also offers lots of options on places to stay, eat, drink, party and try your hand at other watersports when you are not competing.

2012 marks the third visit for the KTA to Boracay and looks to build this year on the success of its first two events in collaboration with its new Presenting Sponsor Aqua Boaray. The competitions will be located at Aqua Boracay on the Bulabog beach side of the island where all the kite action takes place during the winter monsoon months. The kiting here takes place inside a large reef protected bay that means for the most part flat or more or less flat water in all but the strongest of winds, which can be pretty strong during January, so expect those maxed out days on the water.

Bulabog beach itself is not so wide, but more than enough for set-up and launching needs, plus it is shallow for a good way on the inside giving you plenty of safety margin to work with.

WIND – WEATHER – WATER

The winds during January in Boracay come from the northeast, with wind speeds between 25 – 30 kts. This will give a left to right cross onshore for the competition beach.

Temperatures for October range from 28 – 32 degrees Celsius, with a small chance of tropic cloudbursts from time to time.

The water temperature will be around 28 degrees Celsius.

TRAVEL – ACCOMODATION


Internationally you can fly into Manila, Cebu or Kalibo airports and then transfer down to Boracay by a domestic flight to Caticlan airfield on Panay the bigger island opposite Boracay. You could also travel cheaper by road if you arrive at Kalibo by taking a mini-van or bus down to Caticlan, which is around 1.5hrs time wise.

Once at Caticlan you then take a ferry across onto Boracay itself a short 10 minute crossing on a local Banka.

Do not forget to check if you need a visa for the Philippines or not. Some nationalities can stay in the Philippines for up to 21 days without a visa which you can check on the following link http://www.dfa.gov.ph/consular/visa.htm

To check out information and booking deals on accommodation go to the Boracay Tourism Dept website -http://boracaylive.co

EVENT REGISTRATION
You may register online for one or both disciplines taking place at the Philippines tour stop, this will secure your entry and priority to compete.

Freestyle US$ 50.00
Course Racing US$ 50.00

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

EVENT PROGRAMME

Date

Designation

Day

Evening

10 January 2012

Opening Party

 

KTA Philippines official Opening at Epic on White Beach 6pm onwards

Live band from Manila  Kadangyan

11 January 2012

Registration day

 

Registration 10am – 2pm warm-up day

Also

possible pm competition start depending on forecast and conditions for the week

Chill, prepare and get an early night for the first full day of comp

12 January 2012

Competition

Freestyle or course racing

Free night

13 January 2012

Competition and mid-party

Freestyle or course racing

Venue to be confirmed

14 January 2012

Competition

Freestyle or course racing

Free night

15 January 2012

Finals and Prize Giving

Freestyle or course racing

Winners prize ceremony

Closing party

*Riders meetings will be programmed at the event timings for which will be posted on the rider information board. All riders must attend at all times as the detailed daily competition programme with will be given by the KTA Competition Director.

Aqua Boracay represent the ultimate opportunity to live the tropical lifestyle at its new VIP resort development on Bulabog the world famous Philippine’s kite beach, which has been to scene of two previous years of KTA competition and is of course home to one of Asia’s longest running Windsurf and Kiteboard events the Funboard Cup.

The Aqua Boracay Group is an experienced team of developers committed to building quality, luxury homes, built with integrity in delivering on every promise; an uncompromising commitment to the highest standards of excellence in products, services and workmanship; a corporate responsibility towards ecological sustainability, safety and security; social responsibility towards the community and the world; ethical and responsible management values; fairness and honesty towards business partners, customers and the entire team.

Their goal not just to build properties, but to provide exquisite homes, with an eye on every detail to create a unique vision for luxurious island living.

Aqua Boracay is located in the finest part of Bulabog Beach with an easy walking distance to Boracay Island’s central shopping area, D’Mall, where you can enjoy a wide variety of restaurants, bars, shops, spas and more. This is the narrowest part of the island and a short stroll from Bulabog Beach through D’Mall to White Beach only takes a few minutes.

View map – http://www.aquaboracay.com/boracay/real-estate/pdf/aqua-boracay-mapA.pdf

Website – www.aquaboracay.com

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