Although Varanger Arctic Kite Enduro runs through rather remote areas of the Varanger Peninsula, we try to make the thrill of the competition accessible to our audience. How can you follow the kiters?
You can follow the whole race live via our tracking page. All teams have a sattellite tracker and should be visible on the map at all times.
The tracking page is complemented by results, Facebook and our Twitterfeed that gives you stats on teams, reports from the crew and the teams, weather forecast, actual weather conditions and photos and videoes from the field. We will also update www.vake.no and www.facebook.com/vakefinnmark regularly.
The tracking page should work on all browsers, computers and phones - but we recommend PC.
Every evening at 22:00 April 4-7 VAKE will air on Fatstone TVs livestream (free in Scandinavia).
On the Varanger Peninsula
Get out there and see the kiters in action! We have several manned checkpoints that are accessible by car, kite, ski, on foot or by snowmobile. See the complete list of checkpoints with coordinates here. Our crew will greet you when you arrive.
The checkpoints will be manned according to the development in the race, but this is a tentative overview:
Berlevåg – starting area Tuesday April 4 at 10:00
Ragguvidda - checkpoint - Tuesday April 4
Stjernevatn - checkpoint – Tuesday April 4 - Friday April 7 (two hours mandatory rest for the teams)
Bergebyvann - checkpoint – Tuesday April 4 - Friday April 7 (one hour mandatory rest for the teams)
Vadsø - Vannverket - checkpoint -Wednesday April 5 - Friday April 7 (two hours mandatory rest for the teams)
Vardø - Votteskaret – finish - probably Thursday April 6 - Friday April 7
The sailing window (for when the teams are allowed to move) is
Tuseday: 10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday and Thursday: 07:00 - 22:00
Friday: 07:00 - 22:00
Want to read up on the teams of VAKE 2017? All teams are presented here.
We think the best way to experience VAKE is to be a part of it – why not be a volunteer at one of the checkpoints? Read more about volunteering for VAKE here.
At Hermetikken/Gamle Banken in Vadsø city
Downtown Vadsø we will have our VAKE secretariat and pressroom the whole week. Come down to get an update!
Opening hours at Hermetikken:
Also note that the medal ceremony will take place in Vadsø city Saturday. Be there to celebrate with the champions!