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Ramsgate has just been announced as the destination for the final leg of the 2018 National Freestyle Kitesurfing Championships organised by the British Kitesports Association (BKSA), the National Governing Body for kitesurfing and other kitesports in the UK. As part of this fantastic achievement for the town, the BKSA have recently been in the area to inspire local children to take part in the sport.
Active Ramsgate, an initiative of Ramsgate Town Council to promote Ramsgate and the surrounding area as an active outdoor leisure destination, submitted and secured a bid to become one of the locations to host this year’s championship as well as being a headline sponsor of the whole championships.
In the run-up to the national championships on 18th and 19th August, and as part of the BKSA’s Kite Youth Tour around the country, Active Ramsgate, the BKSA and Ramsgate’s Kite Pirates Kite School are offering FREE 1 hour kitesurfing taster sessions on Ramsgate Main Sands for young people between the ages of 11 and 18 on Saturday 7th April.
Spaces are limited, so you need to need to act fast if you want your child to try out this amazing, exhilarating sport in a safe and professional environment. Visit http://www.armadaevents.co.uk/events/kite-sup-youth-tour/
to sign up now.
This event follows hot on the heels of a visit by BKSA and Kite Pirates Kite School to Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School and the Royal Harbour Academy (Lower Schools) earlier this month to talk about the sport.
Over 300 children listened to Graeme Rolbiecki from Kite Pirates Kite School and BKSA's Tour Manager Will Kay talk about how fast growing and fun kitesurfing is, as well as being an environmentally responsible watersport that people of all ages and sporting abilities can participate in.
Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School teacher Tom Richford said:
"The assembly inspired a fair few students who are really looking forward to the taster sessions on 7th April
Dr Cheryl Mvula, Project Manager for Active Ramsgate said:
“This championship is a great coup for Ramsgate, and raises its profile as a serious kitesurfing destination.
“As part of this, we want to encourage as many young people as possible to give the sport a go. For the first time, kitesurfing will feature in the Youth Olympics Games this year, and it could be that we have some future Olympians in our own area!
“It’s a great activity to get the kids out of the house over the Easter holidays and trying something new and active. But you’ll have to hurry, places are filling up fast!
More details of the National Freestyle Kitesurfing Championships can be found at