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Bridge and Kalinina dominate the Opening Series at the 2015 Formula Kite European Championships

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After four days of opening series, Oliver Bridge (GBR, North/North) and Elena Kalinina (RUS, Elf/TMV) dominate the competition and are on the best way to defend their 2014 titles.

After the first two days which saw rather light winds, Bridge also won all but one races on day three and four, in winds gusting up to 20 knots. Giving only one race away to Alejandro Climent (ESP, Elf/ML) he is going into the Medal Series with a perfect score, 27 points ahead of Climent in second position. The Medal Series will all about the remaining podium spots, with Florian Gruber (GER, Ozone/UC) only three points behind Climent. If the 2013 world champion manages to stay ahead of Climent in all four races scheduled for the final day of competition, he could claim second. Get ready for some match racing action ! Still, up to seventh place, every one can theoretical get a podium spot but would need to hope for mistakes of the competitors.

Kalinina had a rather mixed day on the last day of the opening series, with two bullets and two third places. Aga Grzymska (POL, Ozone/ML) and Anastasia Akopova (RUS, Ozone/ML) are tied in points for second and third place - another match race to be expected for the final four races.

The Medal Series is scheduled for Sunday June 28, with competitors hitting the water from 12:00 local time.

The "Mercedes Benz GO BOZCAADA Festival" brings high level sport, music entertainment to this new holiday desination. Beside the conveted European Formula Kite Championship there are also Foil competition, Freestyle, 10km run, SUP races and daily concerts and DJ performances, including DJ Berna Ozturk and Ruben Lenten.

OVERALL STANDINGS AFTER 16 RACES

Formula Kite Men:
1. Oliver Bridge (GBR, North/North) 14 Points
2. Alejandro Climent (ESP, Elf/ML) 41 Points
3. Florian Gruber (GER, Ozone/UC) 44 Points
4. Blazej Ozog (POL, North/North) 56 Points
5. Maks Zakowski (POL, Ozone/TMV) 69 Points

Formula Kite Women:
1. Elena Kalinina (RUS, Elf/TMV) 15 pts
2. Aga Grzymka (POL, Ozone/ML) 33 pts
3. Anastasia Akopova (RUS, Ozone/ML) 33 pts
4. Catherine Dufour (CAN, Ozone/ML) 49 pts
5. Bilge Ozturk (TUR, Ozone/ML) 70 pts

Full results can be seen at  http://internationalkiteboarding.org/images/documents/events/2015FKEuropeansResults.pdf

Picture Gallery: Flickr Streams

The Video Highlights of Registration and Racing Day 1 can be found here:  https://vimeo.com/131763520
The Video Highlights of Day 2 can be found here: https://vimeo.com/131949236
The Video Highlights of Day 3 can be found here: https://vimeo.com/131965072

Live event updates during racing: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ika.events/

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Bridge and Kalinina in defending position after Qualifying Series at the 2015 Formula Kite Europeans

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Light winds dominate the opening races at the 2015 Formula Kite European Championships.

The 2014 European Champions Oliver Bridge (GBR, North/North) and Elena Kalinina (RUS, Elf/Temavento) are on the best way to defend their titles. After 8 races in fairly light conditions both are leading their respective fleets with a perfect score.

In a highly competitive fleet, Bridge was able to keep considerable space between himself and his closest opponents, namely 2013 World Champion Florian Gruber (GER, Ozone/UC) and Blazej Ozog (POL, North/North) which are tied in points in second and third place. The top 10 in the mens fleet are still close together and the championship victory remains open.

In the womens fleet, the battle for the podium places is tight between Aga Grzymska (POL, Ozone/ML ) in second and Catherine Dufour (CAN, Ozone/ML) in third. Anastasia Akopova (RUS, Ozone/ML) is close behind and could move up with another discard after some equipment problems yesterday.

The "Mercedes Benz GO BOZCAADA Festival" brings high level sport, music entertainment to this new holiday desination. Beside the conveted European Formula Kite Championship there are also Foil competition, Freestyle, 10km run, SUP races and daily concerts and DJ performances, including DJ Berna Ozturk and Ruben Lenten.

Racing continues throughout Saturday with the reminder of the opening series, before the medal races for the top 10 men and women take place on Sunday to determine the final results of the championship.

From tomorrow, KiteFoil Racing and the Bozcaada Freestyle open will add to the sportive programme.

 

OVERALL STANDINGS AFTER 8 RACES

Formula Kite Men:
1. Oliver Bridge (GBR, North/North) 7 Points
2. Florian Gruber (GER, Ozone/UC) 23 Points
3. Blazej Ozog (POL, North/North) 23 Points
4. Alejandro Climent (ESP, Elf/ML) 25 Points
5. Maks Zakowski (POL, Ozone/TMV) 33 Points

Formula Kite Women:
1. Elena Kalinina (RUS, Elf/TMV) 7 pts
2. Aga Grzymka (POL, Ozone/ML) 17 pts
3. Catherine Dufour (CAN, Ozone/ML) 22 pts
4. Anastasia Akopova (RUS, Ozone/ML) 24 pts
5. Bilge Ozturk (TUR, Ozone/ML) 37 pts

Full results can be seen at http://internationalkiteboarding.org/images/documents/events/2015FKEuropeansResults.pdf

Picture Gallery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/95313618@N08/sets/72157652728000643

The Video Highlights of Registration and Racing Day 1 can be found here: https://vimeo.com/131763520

Live event updates during racing: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ika.events/

 

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KTA News:New KTA Cloudstringers Collaboration

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Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre and Broadcast Asia in Singapore, is not the sort of place you would normally expect to find the KTA. However, this was a special week and one that will mark a new era for the KTA and kiteboarding in

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