Lighthouse to Leighton: state’s biggest kiteboard race returns in December


The 2016 Lighthouse to Leighton winners, Florian Trittel, Nico Parlier and Florian Gruber.
The 2016 Lighthouse to Leighton winners, Florian Trittel, Nico Parlier and Florian Gruber.

THE biggest kiteboard race in the state is returning to North Fremantle this December.

The eighth Lighthouse to Leighton is already attracting competitors from all over the world as they look to break the record set by last year’s winner, Frenchman Nico Parlier.

Competitors race 19km from Rottnest Island to Leighton Beach, a feat Parlier achieved in a quick 19 minutes and three seconds, more than three minutes faster than the previous record set by Englishman Olly Bridge.

Only 140 kiteboarders will compete in this year’s event, with entries closing October 29.

The Lighthouse to Leighton is on December 9.

Visit www.lighthouse2leighton.com.au for more information.

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