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The Swiss Kitesailing Association and the Kitesurf Club Switzerland are committed to Youth Development with the aim to support young talents with the potential to represent Switzerland at the Olympic Games in the kitesailing classes.


Cédric BAKER


NEXT GOAL Enter the Elite Team.
EDUCATION SPSE (scuola professionale sportivi d’elite)
QUOTE “Never give up!”
3rdCampionato Italiano Kitefoil Tappa finaleGallipoli (ITA)
Result Event Location
4th Swiss Formula Kite Championship U18 Silvaplana (CH)
15th Pan American Championship Sao Luis (BR)
16th RYA Formula Kite Portsmouth (UK)
76th European Formula Kite Championship Nafpaktos (GRE)
Result Event Location
2nd SKA Freestyle Series U18 Urnersee (CH)
2nd Engadinwind Marathon Silvaplana (CH)
7th European Youth KiteFoil U17 Montpellier (FRA)



NEXT GOAL Qualify Switzerland in Hyeres for the Olympics and qualify me for U19 Youth Worlds.
EDUCATION United School of Sports
QUOTE Racing to win and always enjoying the ride!
Result Event Location
1st KiteFoil Youth A’s Class World Championship U17 Gizzeria (ITA)
5th World Sailing Youth Championship U19 Buzios (BRA)
7th Formula Kite World Championship U21 Gizzeria (ITA)
52st Formula Kite World Championship The Hague (NED)
3rd Formula Kite European Championships U21 Torregrande (ITA)
41st Formula Kite European Championship Portsmouth (GBR)
49th Engie Kite Tour U19 Fréjus (FRA)
2nd Engie Kite Tour Fréjus (FRA)
11th KiteFoil World Series Cagliari (ITA)
41st Semaine Olympique Française Hyères (FRA)
49th Trofeo Princesa Sofia Palma Bastilla (ESP)
1st Formula Kite Swiss Series 2023
1st Swiss KiteFoil Series Act 2 Murtensee (CH)
Result Event Location
1st KiteFoil Youth A’s Class World Championship Torregrande (ITA)
1st KiteFoil Youth A’s Class European Championship Gizzeria (ITA)
2nd KiteFoil Youth A’s Class Grand Prix Campione del Garda (ITA)
2nd Swiss Formula Kite Championship U18 Silvaplana (CH)
3rd RYA Formula Kite Portsmouth (UK)
5th African – Middle East Formula Kite Championship Pointe d’Esny (MUS)
5th German Formula Kite Championship Travemünde (GER)
48th European Formula Kite Championship Nafpaktos (GRE)
61st Semaine Olympique Français Hyères (FRA)
Result Event Location
2nd World Championship Youth KiteFoil U15 Gizzeria (ITA)
2nd European Championship Youth KiteFoil U15 Montpellier (FRA)
3rd World Championship Youth Freestyle U16 Tarifa (ESP)
1st Engadinwind KiteFoil U18 Silvaplana (CH)
1st Swiss Freestyle Series U18 Urnersee (CH)
Result Event Location
4th European Championship KiteFoil U15 Gran Canaria (ESP)
1st Engadinwind KiteFoil U18 Silvaplana (CH)
Result Event Location
3rd World Championship Freestyle U14 St-Pierre la-Mer (FRA)
1st Engadinwind KiteFoil U18 Silvaplana (CH)



NEXT GOAL Represent Switzerland at the U19 Worlds and getting top 10 in the U21 Worlds.
QUOTE “Never give up!”
13thU21 WorldsGizzeria (ITA)
9thWorldseries Act 1Traunsee (AUT)
16thU21 EuropeansTorregrande (ITA)



NEXT GOAL To participate in Formula class in June.
EDUCATION Sportschule Sek 1 March Lachen
QUOTE “Don’t be afraid of failures!”
8thYouth World ChamptionshipsGizzeria (ITA)

Noemi REY


NEXT GOAL To become second at the Swiss Championships.
EDUCATION first grade of Highschool
QUOTE “I love the feeling of the wind blowing through my hair and flying over the water!”


Matthieu GIROLET

My background as a professional sailor ranges from dinghies and sport boats to offshore multihulls, including lots of offshore solo-handed racing.
I started kiting in 2010 and was soon hooked on foiling. With a foil right under my feet and the ease of testing different combinations and settings, I saw this as a great way to improve my foiling skills and knowledge and transfer them to bigger boats. It was also a great way to develop skills specific to high-speed foiling racing.


The Swiss Sailing Team AG (SST) has the assignment from Swiss Sailing to recruit and develop young talents along the journey.

Every year SST does rely on new potential youth kiters to join their talent pool. The selection may happen through a talent scout camp which is getting announced by SST.

Once a youth kiter has been selected for the talent pool T1-4 he/she may get access to a Swiss Olympic Talent Card for additional support and the opportunity to join a sports school.

The following links provide you with more information:

SKA is supporting the selection process and the several talent pool training camps. Those camps and the youth races are published on the calendar:

The major events are:

  • Swiss Freestyle and KiteFoil Championship (open class)
  • European KiteFoil Championship (A’s Youth Foil class)
  • World KiteFoil Championship (A’s Youth Foil class)

Join the Youth Team at SKA

The SKA is committed to youth development with the aim to support young talents with potential representing Switzerland at the Olympic Games and in the other kitesailing classes.
If you are under 21 and interested in pursuing competitive kitesailing, we encourage you to contact us at


It is well known that top talent needs to be nurtured at a young age – this is also the case with the rapidly developing kitefoil class. The supporting network is essential and must be broad-based. Besides the main role played by parents, there are many other players who contribute, such as kite shops, clubs, and finally Swiss Sailing.
We as SKA are especially grateful for the contribution of the Kitesurf Club Switzerland. Many thanks!


Send Philipp Hecht – our Director Youth – a message!

Philipp Hecht

Director Youth