Reporter Paul Lang interviewed Don at length about his history as a competitive windsurfer, a sail designer, and a kitesurfing pioneer and asked him about the future of Makani Power and the Kiteboat Project. Read the whole thing at The Kiteboarder.
Don Montague has a long history in kiteboarding and was one of the people involved in very early kite development. While still working at Naish as the head of R&D, he began to play with attaching kites to outrigger canoes and boats. He’s since moved on as founder of Makani Power, a renewable energy company, and is also hard at work developing kites and boats specially made for kite boating. We had a chance to talk to Don about his […more]
Don and the Kiteboat Project were featured on France3’s Thalassa on Friday, September 21st. The full episode on San Francisco, “San Francisco La Rebelle,” is available online here. The portion featuring the Kiteboat Project, “La Cité des Pionniers,” has been disabled on the Thalassa site, but it’s available on Vimeo using the password “sf.”
Don and the Kiteboat Project were featured on the sailing program “Mainsail” on CNN International that aired today. Host Shirley Robertson and crew visited San Francisco for a week in May, and they joined us for two kiteboat tests. They also filmed Don kitesurfing with Johnny Heineken, who is featured in this episode as well. The episode appears in three parts on the Mainsail site: “Kiteboarding: Birth of a New Sport,” “Kiteboarding’s Healthy Rivalry,” and “Fastest Man on the Water.” We’re primarily in the third segment.