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KiteTender 400

Did you know that Kitetender400 is;

  • the most accesible kite sailing boat, easy to rig, no mast, no stays
  • easy to learn with smaller kites
  • go extreme with bigger race kites or more wind
  • going over 20 knots boatspeed with experienced crew!test-oranje-web.jpg
  • Totally different from kitesurfing and sailing, merging parts of both
  • No balancing on a surfboard, just be seated and control your kite and park or fly it.

What skills are needed to Kitetender?

  • A bit of dinghy sailing would be an advantage. Sailing with a kite is like sailing a big halfwinder, you have too much presure, go downwind, If you need pressure, go upwind.
  • Controlling a kite is a neccessary skill.  If you can fly a 4 or 5 depower kite on land and  you are confident with it, you can ve a go.
  • Allways make sure you start in easy waters and with a small kite in moderate winds and circumstances to get to know kitesailing.
  • Be seated all times, have at least 1 foot in the footstraps, accelerations can be huge
  • Go out preferrable with the people who have Kitetender experience and teaching abilities, like the Kitetender Centers mentioned !

Watch the edit and read on;

 

More Video’s at Kitetender Youtube link 

 

Download the full specifications here Kitetender400 specs 2016 (002)

in short;

Specifications KiteTender 400

length            440 cm
width            140 cm
weight           85 Kg
construction      vacuum infusion sandwich from moulds
materials glass fibre, vinylester, foam
CE norm          C coastal waters  design& production
design            Peter Schermer (www.peterschermer.nl)
calculations      PeterBosgraafyachtdesign
price                   currently on demand (indication 6.500. euro ex vat, ex works)

ask for a package deals (with race kite North DYNO) and get  quote, via contact please.

 

 

 

Below you will find some video’s among which some explain how to, without aiming to have a complete training course.

Kitetender 400, The ultimate kite dinghy, 100% awsome fun! 

 

 

 

Kitetender 400 standard  comes standard with ;

  • closed hull, open transom, self draining cockpit, smooth gliding

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  • watertight compartment
  • pivoting rudder

 

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  • centreboard with auto release for easy landings on beaches or shallow waters

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  • inspection holes,( in this case with a velocity speedpuck on it and a safety line not to loose it, not standard delivery, option).

 

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A shot from the kite whil gybing

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Kalf trailer ideal to load 3 x Kitetender400’s check  www.kalftrailers.com

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nice smooth gliding in small wind, very low drag

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easy cruising

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Gybing with helmsman and designer Peter Schermer (www.peterschermer.nl) and Peter Renssen (kite)IMG_3894

 

 

Fast planing (small stripes on the water at the right mark the wind) with kitepilot Tom Court & helmsman Peter Renssen

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Pre cautions and more (active) safety issues are:

  • Crew competence is the most important safety issue onboard!
  • kite know how & control is essential
  • Allways wear the standard safety releash fro JOBE, which is delivered with your kitetender.
  • Dinghy sailing experience is an advantage
  • Start slowly with a smaller kite and get used to kitesailing first. After some good sessions and confidence as a team you can build up performances and choose for more wind and or bigger kites.
  • For sailors!, beware of huge accelerations when the kitepilot is powering/flying the kite.
  • Allways be seated and hold tight. By powering the kite forces can be up to 8 times a normal static sail!
  • Allways wear sufficient sailingclothes, wetsuits and rescue vests and a knife!
 If you do not have the know how as mentioned above, do take lessons first! Do not try it out first!