Good wind blow­ing

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Work Place - Jon Bas­sett

MORE is al­ways bet­ter, ac­cord­ing to sev­en­time Red Bull Light­house to Leighton kite­board race or­gan­iser Tim Turner (46).

“There are 135 places in this year’s race, up by 25 from 2015, and I’m con­fi­dent de­mand will again ex­ceed en­try spots avail­able,” the Cottes­loe res­i­dent said.

This year’s 19km race from Rot­tnest Is­land to Leighton Beach at North Fre­man­tle is on De­cem­ber 3, with the fol­low­ing day set aside in case there is no wind.

Mr Turner said the race would fea­ture dare­devil en­trants on boards with hy­dro­foils as part of the Hy­dro­foil Pro Tour Fi­nal be­ing held in Perth the pre­vi­ous week.

“There’ll be a num­ber of the world’s best in­ter­na­tional kite rac­ers in town ready to take on the best in WA,” he said,

Only the wind will de­cide who can beat the race record of 22.07 set in 2014.

Seven-time Tim Turner. win­ner

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