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Freestyle and first Racing at PKRA Germany

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The men’s freestyle single eliminations kicked off this morning under beautiful blue skies and moderate winds. The wind speed was a bit unpredictable at times, making it difficult for the competitors to perform.

During the 5th heat of the day the AP flag rose and the horn sounded announcing that the heat would be abandoned due to the lack of wind and shallow water caused by the outgoing tide.


The weather conditions were a little challenging, however that did not stop the riders. These competitors are ready to perform in any kiting condition. Most performed without any major set backs other than Tom Hebert (Airush, NCL) whose kite deflated in the middle of his heat causing him to be eliminated by Stefan Permien (Kitefactory, GER).

The first round of men’s freestyle single eliminations have been completed for today. The freestylers have been released for the remainder of the day due to the deteriorating wind conditions, however these conditions are favorable for the racers.

Racers hit the water at 2:00pm to prepare for a 2:30pm start. During the first race of the day, there was a bit of confusion at the finish line. Some riders were not clear as to where they were suppose to finish however, the course diagram is always posted on the information board for riders to review.

French rider Julien Kerner (Takoon, FRA) finished first in the races today, overtaking all of his opponents. It is the first time this PKRA tour season that any rider has overtaken the world-racing leader, Bruno Sroka (Cabrinha, FRA) who finished 4th. Rolf Van Der Vlugt (Airush, NED) finishes in second place followed by Olivier Dansin (North, FRA) in third. Armin Harich (Flysurfer, GER) was the first German racer to finish the first race of the day landing him in 6th place.

In the women’s racing division, Katja Roose (Airush, NED) speeds her way across the finish line first followed by French rider Caroline Adrien (Cabrinha, FRA) in second while Steph Bridge (North, GBR) finishes closely in third place.

The second race of the day started but was abandoned minutes into the race due to the deteriorating wind conditions.

Tomorrow’s mandatory skippers’ meeting is scheduled for 11:00am.

For all main event live results please visit: http://www.extremeelements.tv/live_results/results.php

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RACING RESULTS

MEN:

1. Julien Kerneur (Takoon, FRA)

2. Rolf Van Der Vlugt (Airush, NED)

3. Olivier Dansin (North, FRA)

WOMEN:

1. Katja Roose (Airush, NED)

2. Caroline Adrien (Cabrinha, FRA)

3. Steph Bridge (North, GBR)

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