Treasure Island, CA (PRWEB) June 12, 2012
Kitesurfing, also called kiteboarding, is the newest event to be included in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro. In celebration of the news and in preparation for the event, San Francisco’s KiteTheBay is running an Olympic special on kitesurfing lessons. From now until July 31, the school will take 10-percent off its “Fly & Ride” introductory course, up to two people, who say “Olympics” when they sign up.
“Kitesurfing has attractive characteristics of being exciting, youthful and the gear is easily transportable. These are main reasons the sport found its way into the Olympics,” John von Tesmar of KiteTheBay said.
The decision was made by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) to include kitesurfing along with other various sailing disciplines. Course racing is the chosen format kitesurfers will be competing in. The talents of seamanship and racing tactics are displayed in course racing. To manage these in a kitesurfing application will prove to be a spectacular show of athleticism and strategy.
"When I'm not teaching kiteboarding lessons, I try to get out on the water with my course racing equipment as much as I can. It's becoming quite addicting--the Olympic dream. I'm sure there are a bunch of eager people who feel the same way," von Tesmar said.
KiteTheBay offers kitesurfing lessons and classes to accommodate all skill levels. The “Fly & Ride” course, for instance, introduces the student to all aspects of kitesurfing. The instructors are experts who guide the students to quickly advance to the next level. The company also offers the “Fly & Ride XL” course, which is ideal for those driven to become a proficient kitesurfer.
For more information about the current promotion or any of KitetheBays’ services, call 650-273-0080 or view the kiteboarding company on the Web at http://www.kitethebay.com.
KiteTheBay offers the ultimate kitesurfing experiences on the bay with the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco cityscape in the background. Its head instructor, Captain John von Tesmar, is a PASA-certified, Level Three Instructor with 12 years of teaching experience. Captain von Tesmar was issued a captain’s OUPV license by the U.S. Coast Guard in March of 2010.