For the first time ever, China will host one of point scoring races of the world circuit of the Professional Kite Riders Association-PKRA thanks to a long-term agreement reached between the government of Hainan and international competition through the work of You First Sports Marketing China with the cooperation of the local company Hainan Yi Sheng. Haikou, capital of Haiman Island, will host the 2012 PKRA World Tour Event – Hainan International Kitesurf Festival. This event will take place from the 12th-18th of November and will feature both racing and freestyle disciplines. Tour organizers and the PKRA are very much looking forward to this first-time event and remain eager for its 2012 debut.
You First Sports Marketing & BD is the official agency of the PKRA for all Chinese territory. Before closing this deal, You First Sports has made a study of the conditions in different regions of the country in direct relation with governments and local authorities, after which has concluded that Haiku is best region to host the competition. This study analyzed the winds and weather conditions.
Rafael Perez Navazo, from You First Marketing & BD, said: "The confirmation of the celebration of a PKRA event for the next 5 years is a very important step for the development of the sport of Kitesurfing in China and around the world, especially now that this sport has on his horizon its debut as an Olympic discipline in 2016. Hainan Island is, in many ways, the perfect place and we hope to help Haikou in order to become a kitesurf reference worldwide. For the You First China office is very good news, after many months of working with different institutions of the country, and another example of the good results obtained and those to come."
Mr. Peng de Fu, GM of Hainan Yi Sheng Culture & Communication company said that “we are very excited of having a PKRA world tour Stop in Hainan from 2012. Hainan Island is the tourism city famous of its sunshine with beautiful scenery. It’s the most best choice for water sports players around world. We welcome all the players and tourists coming to Hainan and enjoy the unique scenery as the gift of nature in China. ”