The World Sport Kite Championship is the most prestigious competition in the sport-kiting world.
Currently the competition is held only for dual-line teams.
Participating teams are invited from nations around the world who subscribe to the same international competition code (IRBC rules).
The first World Sport Kite Championship was held in Apri 2002 in Berck-sur-mer, France. Since then 9 championships have taken place with participants from Argentina, Columbia, France, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Russia, Spain, China and the USA.
WSKC 2016 sees the return of this event to France.
General Chairman: David Gomberg, USA
Event Organizer: Gerard Clement, France
Organizing Secretary: Andrew Taylor, UK
Administrative Secretary: Susan Skinner, USA
The Competition is running using the International Sport Kite Rule Book (see above). The Championship consists of three days of full competition – precision and ballet disciplines. An international judging panel scores each performance. A Chief Judge and Field Director are appointed for the event with Head Judge responsibilities rotating each day.
The best two precision and best ballet scores are carried forward to calculate the final scores for each team. Historically the primary competition days are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. Friday is the reserve competition day.
The Precision disciplines are flown in the morning and the Ballet discipline in the afternoon after lunch.
History of Competition
2002 / 9-11 April / Berck-sur-Mer, France
2003 / April / Berck-sur-Mer, France
2004 / 21-23 April / Berck-sur-Mer, France
2005 / 21-23 June / Lincoln City, USA
2006 / 11-14 April / Berck-sur-Mer, France
2008 / 8-10 April / Berck-sur-Mer, France
2010 / 13-16 April / Berck-sur-Mer, France
2012 / 10-12 April / Berck-sur-Mer, France
2014 / 15-17 April / Berck-sur-Mer, France
List of Winners:
2002: Overdrive (France)
2003: Overdrive (France)
2004: Element d’Air (France)
2005: Cutting Edge (USA)
2006: Cutting Edge (USA)
2008: Air-Rex (Japan)
2010: Scratch Bunnies (UK)
2012: Scratch Bunnies (UK)
2014: Scratch Bunnies (UK)
Dual-line Sport Kite teams who would like to participate may email requests for consideration to info at worldsportkite dot com Please include a full bio of the team, team members and links to online videos of your team flying full routines.