Upcoming Events

Formula Kite Swiss Open
Today Portalban
Twin Tip Racing Swiss Open
Today Portalban
KiteFoil Swiss Open
Today Portalban
Formula Kite North American Championships
4 days ahead Coronado
Formula Kite Bonaire Open
5 days ahead Klein Bonaire
   All events: Formula Foil TT:R Freestyle Wave Slalom Speed
Breaking News
(2014-09-25)
The post Taiwan 2104 Kitesurfing Open & Green Tourism Miaoli appeared first on KTA -… Read more...
   |    (2014-09-25)
The post Taiwan 2014 Kitesurfing Open & Green Tourism Miaoli appeared first on KTA -… Read more...
   |    (2014-09-22)
Competition got underway at 11:45 with the first heats having the pick of the conditions,… Read more...
   |    (2014-09-20)
Day four - more wind, more sun and more great riding. Riders were once again… Read more...
   |    (2014-09-19)
Day three competition started earlier than the days previous with the lighter winds making the… Read more...
   |   
Subscribe to Newsletter
Print

2014 Formula Kite World Championships Day 4

Written by Editor on . Posted in News

Day 4 of the 2014 Formula Kite World Championships saw drama for Oliver Bridge (GBR, North), when an error in equipment selection dropped him from the top of the leaderboard to 4th place.

In light winds, only two races for the gold fleet were completed and Bridge had to suffer a DNS in the last race of the day which leaves him with 27 points that he cant discard. Maxime Nocher (FRA, North) scored a solid 2-1 to sit in first place now before the Medal series. With his domination in the light winds of the Final series he is 14 points ahead of the second placed Riccardo Leccese (ITA, ML/Ozone) and Blazej Ozog (POL, North) another point behind.

10172576 673127019422621 8533443654156285180 n

In the womens fleet, Elena Kalinina (RUS, TMV/Elf) showed her dominance in light wind another time, and is now in third overall, only 0.3 points behind Erika Heineken (USA, ML/Ozone) who only scored 3-3-4 in the light wind races of the last two days.

Steph Bridge (GBR, North) is still on top of the womens fleet with 4 points ahead of Heineken.

1234590 10153121661229062 7583758963209258915 n

Tomorrows medal race series will see the top 10 men and women competing on a shorter course for four non-discardable races. With only 4 points between the top three in the womens fleet, and 7 points between places 2 to 6 in the mens fleet, the battle for the podium spots is still wide open. Nocher is the only one sitting in a comfortable lead, but 14 points with a total of 40 up for grabs still does not allow for any error.

THE FULL PRESS RELEASE AFTER MEDAL RACES WILL FOLLOW SHORTLY

Overall standings before Medal Races:

MEN:
1. Maxime Nocher (FRA, North) - 14 pts
2. Riccardo Leccese (ITA, ML/Ozone) - 28 pts
3. Blazej Ozog (POL, North) - 29 pts
4. Oliver Bridge (GBR, North) - 34 pts
5. Florian Gruber (GER, UC/Ozone) - 34.8 pts

WOMEN:
1. Steph Bridge (GBR, North) - 15 pts
3. Erika Heineken (USA, ML/Ozone) - 18.7 pts
2. Elena Kalinina (RUS, TMV/Elf) - 19 pts
4. Aga Grzymska (POL, ML/Ozone) - 31 pts
5. Astrid Berz (SUI, ML/Ozone) - 38 pts

Full results can be found here: http://internationalkiteboarding.org/images/documents/results/2014FKWorldsResults.pdf

For more information, contact the International Kiteboarding Association at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Industry Partners

  • rrd_bw.png
  • asv_bw.png
  • nplus1.png
  • ozone_bw2.png
  • cabinha_bw5.png
  • aguera_bw5.png
  • northkiteboarding_bw2.png
  • f2_bw.png
  • gaastra_bw.png
  • airush_bw.png
  • temavento_bw.png

Sanctioned Pro Tours

  • kte_bw2.png
  • pkra_bw.png
  • kta_bw.png
  • ksplogo_bw.png

Media Partners

  • kiteworldmag_bw.png
  • kiteforum.png
  • tkbm-black.png
  • sportsfeatures_bw.png

Recognized Programs

  • kb4girlslogo150.png
  • KTAkiteKidsLogo_IKA.jpg
  • race_center_banner_IKA.jpg