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2014 Formula Kite Asian Championships Day 1

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The first internatonal Kiteboarding Championship to be held in Qatar got off to a great start yesterday, thanks to the arrival of some afternoon winds.

Kiters spent the morning preparing their equipment no the beach of Qanat Quartier, The Pearl Qatar, whilst waiting for the wind to pick up to the minimum requirement of 6 knots. At 10 am the first race for the mens fleet went into sequence as scheduled, but the wind dropped down under the margin soon again and races where postponed. Just after 3 pm, the wind arrived back and the riders all set out to the race course.

The Race committee made the most of the varying conditions and got two races for the mens fleet and one race for the womens fleet in, before the sun set and further races where postponed to tomorrow.

Steph Bridge (GBR, North) held the lead and finished first womens fleet ahead of Jade O’Connor (IRL, TMV/Ozone) and Elena Kalinina (RUS, UC/Elf), while her son Oliver Bridge (GBR, North) took first place in both races held for the men’s fleet. In second position after two races sits Riccardo Leccese (ITA, MikesLab/Ozone) ahead of Mario Calbucci (ITA, TMV/Elf).

Racing continues until Saturday 15 November with the Medal series scheduled to take place.

The first start for tomorrow is scheduled for 10am if conditions permit, lasting until the sun sets at 4.45pm.


OVERALL STANDINGS

Men:
1. Oliver Bridge (GBR, North)                 2 pts

2. Riccardo Leccese (ITA, ML/Ozone)       5 pts
3. Mario Calbucci (ITA, TMV/Elf)              8 pts
4. Florian Trittel (ESP, ML/Ozone)          13 pts
5. Alexander Bachev (BUL, UC/Ozone)   13 pts


Women:
1. Steph Bridge (GBR, North)                 1 pt
2. Jade O’Connor (IRL, TMV/Ozone)        2 pts
3. Elena Kalinia (RUS, TMV/Elf)                3 pts
4. Anastasia Akopova (RUS, ML/Ozone)   4 pts
5. Astrid Berz (SUI, ML/Ozone)               5 pts

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

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KTA News:The foil lives on – IKA meeting outcomes

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Foil kites that have transformed the face of course board racing were given a reprieve when kiting’s governing body dismissed a mooted ban, instead opting for two sail classes in the Formula discipline for the coming season.

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PKRA News:Winkowska Secures World Title

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Amid huge suspense and unprecedented circumstances, Karolina Winkowska secures the 2014 PKRA Freestyle World Title becoming world champion for the second time in her career. After winning five events over the 2014 tour year - add a shared first

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