The seventh edition of Western Australia’s Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton hits the water on Saturday 3rd December 2016. 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 kite boarders alike to compete against one another for the race title, trophy and $1,500 first prize – not to mention bragging rights that * I won the Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton *
The course record for the 19 kilometre channel crossing is a super fast 22 minutes, 07 seconds and was established by European Champion Olly Bridge in the 2014 edition of the race.
Equal prize money for male & female racers: 1st $1,500; 2nd $750; 3rd $375 each gender and with cash prizes continuing to 10th.
Twin Tip Division: 1st $750; 2nd $500; 3rd $250.
Think you have what it takes? Then apply to race on the registrations page!
Applications are now open and close at midnight on Monday 24th October 2016.
The race is limited to 135 competitors, with the complete entry process outlined in the Notice of Race. The event is made possible with assistance from Tourism WA, Fremantle Ports and Royal Life Saving WA.