#1 Kite Boarding Race In The Southern Hemisphere.
Come and Experience Extraordinary in Western Australia in 2016 at the seventh edition of Western Australia’s Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton.
Race Day is scheduled for Saturday 3rd December 2016. Entries open on Monday 26th September 2016 via the well established ballot process, with over 200 entries expected for the limited spots available.
An even bigger field for 2016, with a further 20 more spots available. Now 135 places available!
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 totally 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 Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton *…
The race 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.
A total of $8,700 in cash prizes + $4,300 in awesome trophies. That’s $13,000 of incentive to 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.
Official Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton celebrations at Fremantle Sailing Club from 18:30hrs.
Think you have what it takes? Then apply to race on our registrations page!
Ballot night will be at Fremantle Sailing Club on Friday 28th October 2016 at 18:00hrs with an informal drinks from 17:00hrs to 19:00hrs for interested kite boarders and supporters.
Applications open on Monday 26th September 2016 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 generous assistance from Tourism WA, Fremantle Ports.
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