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Youth and Masters Fomula Kite Worlds Day 3

With the qualifiers wrapped up yesterday, the masters are now seeded into the Gold and Silver fleets for the finals series. In Gold fleet, Brazil's Wilson Veloso upped his game to break the domination of Tomek Janiak, by scoring a bullet in the first race and following up with a second place. The day's second race was won by Spain's Pedro Garijo Velasco, who put in his best day of racing so far - a 3, 1 - to shift up to 5th overall, just one point behind Lithuania's Viktoras Seputa and Denmark's James Johnsen who are tied on 22 points, in 3rd and 4th respectively. Today, Tomek, just couldn't maintain his previously unbeatable scorecard, and dropped down to second overall. In the Masters Silver fleet, Erwin Gruber, father of the kiting star Florian, flourished in the conditions, shining at the front with a winning performance to take the control of the leaderboard.

In the Youth Worlds fleet, the close battle between Maxime Nocher from France and Maks Zakowski from Poland continues at a frantic pace as they both try to outsmart each other round the track. Maxime holds the overall lead, just 1 point ahead of Maks with the closest rider to the pair to be Florian Trittel from Spain. With 3 more races completed today, the pecking order is clear and it looks certain that the Youth Worlds title will go to either Maxime or Maks.


A stunning visual for the spectators on Poetto beach, and despite fielding the world's best masters and youth riders, the challenging conditions have proved tricky even for them. There is plenty more racing action to come, with the Championship titles looking set to go all the way to the last race. Stay tuned!

Full results: http://internationalkiteboarding.org/images/documents/results/2014YMWorlds.pdf

The full video highlights can be found here: http://youtu.be/M7Gil7rxQpk

 

 

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16th May 2014 

 

Welcome back to Sardinia for the third day of the Kiteboard Youth & Masters World Championships. The development of kite boarding has seen a stratospheric growth, not just in numbers taking up the sport, but in the technical evolution of the equipment, innovative racing formats, and expansion of styles of kiteboarding or kite racing – whilst always holding true to the natural freedom the sport offers – whatever your age, style of kiting or favorite kiting venue or place. 

 

 

Kite surfing, whether racing or recreational, is firmly established as one of the world’s most popular and accessible water sports. There are numerous events all over the world and a comprehensive competition schedule, whatever your preferred racing discipline.

 

 

Back to the action at the Kiteboard Youth & Masters Worlds, where today riders raised their kites high above the Gulf of Angels for yet another challenging day. With the qualifiers wrapped up yesterday, the masters are now seeded into the Gold and Silver fleets for the finals series. In Gold fleet, Brazil’s Wilson Veloso upped his game to break the domination of Tomek Janiak, by scoring a bullet in the first race and following up with a second place. The day’s second race was won by Spain’s Pedro Garijo Velasco, who put in his best day of racing so far - a 3, 1 - to shift up to 5th overall, just one point behind Lithuania’s Viktoras Seputa and Denmark’s James Johnsen who are tied on 22 points, in 3rd and 4th respectively. Today, Tomek, just couldn’t maintain his previously unbeatable scorecard, and dropped down to second overall. In the Masters Silver fleet, Erwin Gruber, father of the kiting star Florian, flourished in the conditions, shining at the front with a winning performance to take the control of the leaderboard.

 

 

In the Youth Worlds fleet, the close battle between Maxime Nocher from France and Maks Zakowski from Poland continues at a frantic pace as they both try to outsmart each other round the track. Maxime holds the overall lead, just 1 point ahead of Maks with the closest rider to the pair to be Florian Trittel from Spain. With 3 more races completed today, the pecking order is clear and it looks certain that the Youth Worlds title will go to either Maxime or Maks.

 

 

A stunning visual for the spectators on Poetto beach, and despite fielding the world’s best masters and youth riders, the challenging conditions have proved tricky even for them. There is plenty more racing action to come, with the Championship titles looking set to go all the way to the last race. Stay tuned!  

 

The full video highlights can be found here: http://youtu.be/M7Gil7rxQpk

 

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Close battle for the lead at 2014 Youth&Masters Formula Kite Worlds

After a challenging first day of racing yesterday the teams were well attuned for another day of tricky conditions on the water. However despite a reasonable forecast, a lack of wind early on meant racing was postponed giving competitors extra time for rig preparation.



Waiting for the go ahead the riders gathered on Poetto beach raring to get back out onto the water and improve on yesterdays performance, eager to show that they could reach top speeds in a variety of conditions.

Finally the breeze filled in on the race course near to the shore, once again providing some excellent conditions for kite surfing. The youth fleet saw a close battle between Maks Zakowski and Maxime Noche with both competitors putting in a strong performance. After the first race of the day Maxime scored a bullet taking the lead over Maks who finished the race in second place. The pair are well matched and equally determined to take the title so it looks set to be a nail biting championship to the very end.

In the masters fleet Tomek from Poland dominated yet another race reaching a score line of 5 bullets in a row and proving he's in great shape to take the title. Poland has some great prospects in this championship with solid performances from both Maks & Tomek who each take the top spot in both of their fleets.

Before further racing could get underway clouds filled the sky and the wind picked up even further. With predictions of a storm on the horizon the race committee called all of the riders back to the shore in anticipation. In the end the storm didn't materialize allowing the competitors to head back out onto the water.

In the masters fleet Tomek scored another bullet putting him safely in the lead with a perfect score line. Over in the youth fleet there was a repeat result from the days earlier race with Maxime taking another win and establishing a 2 point advantage over Maks – it's a lead but by no means a comfortable one. Due to the changeable weather conditions the race committee decided to end the day with each fleet having completed two races.

So for now the competitors can rest up and debrief but the series will continue tomorrow with more races scheduled. So be sure to catch us again with the days highlights.

Full results: http://internationalkiteboarding.org/images/documents/results/2014YMWorlds.pdf

The full video highlights can be found here: http://youtu.be/oLGbJYJO3Ds

 



 

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