KiteFoilers Skunked at World Championship
Published on September 12th, 2016
Weifang Binhai, China (September 12, 2016) – Riders at the Formula Kite World Championships suffered a frustrating day on the beach under cloudless skies as the wind refused to blow until the last moment when a light breeze kicked in, but too late to get competition underway.
The 60 racers from 19 nations at the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) Formula Kite World Championships will be hoping the breezes forecast for the coming days prove accurate so that the race directors can make up any deficit.
Racing for the kitefoilers is planned for September 10 to 15 on the butter-flat waters off eastern China.
MEN Overall standings after five races (one discard):
1 Nico Parlier (FRA, Ozone/Mike’s Lab) — 4pts
2 Riccardo Leccese (ITA, Ozone/Mike’s Lab) — 5pts
3 Maxime Nocher (MON, F-One/Banga) — 8pts
WOMEN Overall standings after five races (one discard):
1 Daniela Moroz (USA, Ozone/Mike’s Lab) — 4pts
2 Elena Kalinina (RUS, Elf/Banga) — 8pts
3 Steph Bridge (GBR, Flysurfer/Levitaz) —16pts