It is done, kiteboarding is an Olympic sport !

When I was 13, I started windsurfing with one of the first Windsurfers imported in France by Patrick Carn, from Quimper, Brittany, as me. It was in 1974. Ten years later, in 1984, windsurfing was a demonstration sport at the Los Angeles Olympic Games. Same year, my...

Speed Sailing Outright Record for a BOW kite! 19/09/2008

Today is an historical day for the sailing world: indeed, a kitesurfer, for the first time ever, took over the Speed Sailing Outright Record, ousting the windsurfer Antoine Albeau. The man in question is the US citizen Rob Douglas, officially timed at 49.84 knots ! He...

VSD Glisse 06/2001

Bruno Legaignoux, a kite pioneer in the DR Born in Rennes, Bruno Legaignoux is an obstinate; since 1984, along with his brother Dominique, they have explored the concept of “traction by kite”. Bitten by the bug of sailing 10 years ago, then Sailing French...

LA SAGA WIPIKA Planchemag 11/2000

Interview with a brilliant inventor THE WIPIKA SAGA BRUNO AND DOMINIQUE LEGAIGNOUX HAVE HAD A NUMBER OF CRAZY IDEAS TO FINALLY END UP WITH WIPIKA. Obvious, the marine kite ? Not really. On skis, on a boat, on a catamaran, but with how many kites? The relaunching...

A Challenge in Patagonia | VSD 01/1996

A Challenge in Patagonia A 7th edition under the usual sign of hardship, with moments of pure esthetical emotion as on the lake Nahuel Huapi, where with a kite, Florence Arthaud, a Princess in the kingdom of slide sports, managed to make a sail. FLORENCE ARTHAUD,...

Bateaux 05/1996

Dynamical to survive Type : Aile profilée à bord d’attaque épais et profil gonflable partiel, simple surface. Pilotage : 2 lignes. Surfaces : 6,50 m2. 8 m2. Niveau : Un léger temps d’adaptation aux commandes inversées, Passé ce stade : tous niveaux....

CV Passion 05/1994

Type : Profiled wing with a thick leading edge and partial inflatable body and a simple surface – WIPIKA Control : 2 lines. Size : 6,50 m2. 8 m2. Level : Some time to get adapted to the inverted commands. Once past this stage: all levels. Characteristics : A...

Bateaux 12/1994

The Wipika kite can now be quickly assembled onto a small...

Canoe Kayack 11/1994

DID YOU KNOW THE WIND-KAYAK ? Good news for the kayakists who want to overcome the wind so as to improve their performance. The wind-kayak will facilitate their exploits. Bruno and Dominique Legaignoux, from the company Wipika, have invented an original flying wing....
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