Varanger Arctic Kite Enduro 2016 is set for week 14 - save the dates from April 2nd to April 10th! We'll open for applications in October, with deadline in November. Russian teams with greencards for VAKE 2016, as rewarded in TOKE 2015, are Severyane and Belka & Strelka. Aside from that, since VAKE 2016 is not a World Championship, we will try ro make room for more new/inexperienced teams. Start preparing, winter is coming!
At 12:00 today, Fluid Youngboys took home an impressive 3rd place in Varanger Arctic Kite Enduro 2015 - World Championship in long distance kiting (despite Henning having a bleeding blister as big as matchbox when they left CP Vadsø). The finish was a thriller with Fluid Youngboys with one kite towing both - the first Headwind team member crossed the finish line - Fluid Youngboys functioned as one - managed push themselves between the two members of Headwind and beat them by a couple of ski-lengths! CONGRATULATIONS!
To assure VAKE keeps on as an annual competition, and for continuing development of the race, we are dependent on new partners. As a VAKE-parter you will be accociated with an eco-friendly competition, friendship across borders, extreme and vulnerable nature, the joy of sports and the outdoors and an extreme endurance race. Don't hesiatet to contact ut if you are interested in a partenship.
Team Sweden - with Simon Jaktlund new team member Ulrik Larsson Götzmann - almost repeated last years success at Votteskaret today when they came in 2nd in VAKE 2015 - World Championship in long distance kiting. Suprised themselves - they did't know they were second when they arrived! Great birthday present for Ulrik Larsson Götzmann. CONGRATULATIONS!
Eight teams finished the toughest VAKE we've had so far. We saw a lot of minor injuries and gear-failiure this year, and lost a lot of teams along the way - but you still get your positions! Despite the (for some) disappointing results - you are all warriors and are more than welcome back!!
At 7:45 this morning, Upsete, Thomas Sørensen & Per Store from Norway, reached Vardø finish with a good margin on the other teams in the lead. CONGRATULATIONS ON THE WORLD CHAMPION TITLE!! We know this victory is very welcome, and it is very well deserved, as Upsete has been right up there for years and had some bad luck last year that put them out of race when in a leading position.