The application form for VAKE 2014 is now closed, and we are going through 43 strong applications - revealing the list of teams around December 15. Teams prequalified through top ten positions in VAKE 2013 are Upsete (#4), Sky-Country (#5), Team Sweden (#6), Bora Czechs (#8) and Whiteout (#10) - welcome back!
Varanger Arctic Kite Enduro (VAKE) is an annual long distance snow kite competition. It starts in Berlevåg, ends in Vardø and lasts for four days. In 2014 VAKE is arranged for the 6th time, raising the bar every year. VAKE 2014 runs from Tuesday April 8th until Friday April 11th. All teams gather in Berlevåg Monday April 7th. The banquet will be on Saturday April 12th in Vadsø. Want to participate? Want to volunteer? Welcome!
First of all, all teams must be qualified according to the requirements described in the Race Manual and application form to be accepted for VAKE 2014. If we receive more than 43 applications from qualified teams, we will make our decisions based on the guidelines described in this article.
Vindkraft won the World Championship in 2011, and has done it again! 09:13 April 11 the two times World Champions in Long Distance Snowkiting crossed the finishing line at Votteskaret, Vardø. CONGRATULATIONS to Niklas Norman and Carl Gustaf Rye-Florentz - winners of VAKE 2013!