Exmouth youngster set for future Olympic bid

PUBLISHED: 11:02 10 November 2011

Oliver Bridge in action on his kite board

Oliver Bridge in action on his kite board

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Whilst everybody waits to see if kite surfing will gain Olympic accreditation Exmouth business Edge Watersports have been providing Kitesurf training to members of the ISAF(International sailing federation) development team.

The British Kite Surfing Association trainer Eric Bridge and four-times World Champion Steph bridge have been working with ISAF to enable them to get an understanding of kites and the opportunities that this growth sport has all over the world.

It is very exciting times now with kite racing being the main focus for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

The centre has also shown the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) how events can be run and looks forward to closer development opportunities moving in to 2012.

The River Exe is famous for Kite boarding with over 50 kites out on the water on windy days.

World Champion and Ambassador for the International Kite board Association - Steph Bridge, spends many hours training with her older son Oliver who is a pupil at Exmouth Community College and, at the tender age of 14 stands a great chance of competing for team GB if, and hopefully when, the sport is assigned to the Olympics.

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