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!
- 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 !
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Download the full specifications here Kitetender400 specs 2016 (002)
Specifications KiteTender 400
|construction||vacuum infusion sandwich from moulds|
|materials||glass fibre, vinylester, foam|
|CE norm||C coastal waters design& production|
|design||Peter Schermer (www.peterschermer.nl)|
|price||currently on demand (indication 6.500. euro ex vat, ex works)|
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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
- watertight compartment
- pivoting rudder
- centreboard with auto release for easy landings on beaches or shallow waters
- inspection holes,( in this case with a velocity speedpuck on it and a safety line not to loose it, not standard delivery, option).
A shot from the kite whil gybing
Kalf trailer ideal to load 3 x Kitetender400’s check www.kalftrailers.com
nice smooth gliding in small wind, very low drag
Fast planing (small stripes on the water at the right mark the wind) with kitepilot Tom Court & helmsman Peter Renssen
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!