Low overcast clouds hovered the event area during the start of the second day of Kite-Racing Brasil 2009 organized by the Gest-Group, led by Eduardo Piloni. Rain cooled the day off early in the morning and lasted until about 10:00 am. The strengthening wind blew the clouds away and the skies started to clear before the riders meeting, which was held at exactly 11:00 am. By the start of the first race at 12:00 pm, the skies were totally blue and the wind had picked up strength to about 18 to 22 knots. The cheering spectators at the beach added to the day’s excitement and fun.
Today started at 10h00 with a skippers meeting at the Rotonde du Kursaal. The low pressure had crept over and the low lying clouds only lifted around 13h00. Announcements were made every hour on the conditions, but unfortunately the wind didn’t arrive and no kitesurfing was possible.
Fresh from a ten-day rest after the Germany Tour stop, the Professional Kiteboard Riders Association (PKRA) – the world renowned kiteboard riders association is back in Brazil for a 5-day Tour stop. Organized by the Gest Group led by Eduardo Piloni as General Coordinator, Kite-Racing Brasil 2009 will run until August 16, featuring world-class kiteboard racers and some of the best Brazilian racers the kiteboarding world had ever seen.