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KTE News:2nd competition day with snatchy wind conditions

Written by KTE on . Posted in News

Mario Rodwald (GER)

and Sabrina Lutz (GER) won the Double Elimination and Course Racings continues

 

Competitors woke up to another beautiful and clear day in the South of France, Almanarre. With a good breeze and the possible promise of contestable winds, Freestyle and Course Racings continued. Showing up prepared and ready for anything, the event site quickly filled up for the first skippers meeting.

 

Blowing side onshore from the right in the morning, the first possible start was done at 10h30. With a not anticipated light lunch blow, it became a waiting game into the afternoon at 2pm for the Freestylers. Riders as well as spectators remained ready to wait it out for going on with Double Eliminations and its finals.

 

At that time, racers changed after a sunny lunch break to bigger kites and continued the battle on the water. Six races were done on that 2nd competition day. The course provided tactical challenges that made not only for good racing, but excellent spectating as well. The race leaving spectators on the beach standing in anticipation of what was to come. Some kites moved in perfect synchronization alongside one another, while others moved back and ahead in search of the perfect lay line.With the fleet on bigger kites, Maxime Nocher (FRA) and Julien Kerneur (FRA) are still leading the fleet, while Florian Gruber from Germany helds still fourth place after Blazej Ozog (POL). Steph Bridge (GBR) managed to hold top placement. Katja Roose (NED) earned a consistent second.

 

 

With around 20-25 knots of wind, the doubles continued around 2pm. Early on, riders such as Stefan Spiessberger (NKB) from Austria came back and advanced until the quarter finals beaten by Liam Whaley (Cabrinha).

The day ended with the finals, which featured Mario Rodwald (Germany) against Liam Whaley (Spain). Both of these riders have had an amazing start and demonstrated great progression over the winter time. In this heat, Mario won out. The sheer number of tricks completed by him bring the victory of the 1st European tour stop, closing out the day with much excitement and enthusiasm. Notably, the final women’s heat took place between Sabrina Lutz (GER) and title holder 2012 Annelous Lammerts (NED), when Sabrina crashed her kite and Annelous advanced. A super women final was announed and finally Sabrina (NKB) won the women’s double elimination of the first MINI KTE tour stop.

 

After another long day on the beach and on the water, the day will finish with a big concert night and a local DJ. All racers will be estimate tomorrow morning for the 3rd skippers meeting of the European Championship Tour 2013.

For tomorrow, the forecast looks to light wind conditions. But once the competition begin, fans and followers can tune into twitter or follow updates on facebook.

 

hey - spread the word about kitesurfing and support our tour - become a facebook fan on http://www.facebook.com/kitesurftoureurope 

 

Pictures of Day 2

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