The fifth edition of Western Australia’s Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton hits the water on Saturday 6th December 2014. Starting at Phillip Point Rottnest, off the coast of Perth, the longest race of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere has competitors racing across the Indian Ocean and Gage Roads finishing at Leighton Beach, North Fremantle.
The Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton is a unique opportunity for amateur and professional kiters alike to compete against one another for the race title, trophy and $1,500 first prize.
“I’m expecting strong interest from interstate and international kiters for this year’s race as its reputation grows around the world,” explains Tim Turner, race director.
The course record for the 19 kilometre channel crossing is a super fast 23 minutes, 50 seconds and was established by Marvin Baumeister in the 2013 edition of the race.
Australia’s longest open-ocean kiteboarding race should attract 110 riders to the Indian Ocean waters for a 19-kilometer challenge. Applications open on Monday 29th September and close at midnight on Friday 17th October 2014.
Think you have what it takes? Then apply to race on the Lighthouse to Leighton 2014!