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Pasquali takes North American KiteFoil Championships

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After 15 races in stunning conditions, Joey Pasquali (USA) takes the 2016 North American Championships with a perfect score.

Last years event winner Julien Kerneur (FRA) and Nico Landauer (URU) complete the mens podium.

The last two days of the Lord of the Wind competition in Los Barilles, Mexico, were dedicated to freestyle and slalom action, and in the end it were Julien Kerneur and Cynthia Brown that took away the "Lord and Lady of the Wind" titles.

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As the riders headed ashore, they reflect on an action packed week, showcasing their sport at it’s very best with some gripping and nail biting battles. There was deserved celebration for the winners who could now relax and enjoy the atmosphere on the beach and the post race party Mexican style.
 
You can find the final results for each category here:

2016 North American KiteFoil Championships: http://lordofthewindbaja.com/2016-pro-kite-foil/
2016 Pro Slalom: http://lordofthewindbaja.com/2016-pro-slalom/
2016 Pro Freestyle: http://lordofthewindbaja.com/2016-pro-freestyle/
2016 Big Air - Pro/Open/Masters: http://lordofthewindbaja.com/2016-open-big-air/
2016 Open Slalom: http://lordofthewindbaja.com/2016-open-slalom/


Day 1 Video: https://youtu.be/mvcqQjOIB6U
Day 2 Video: https://youtu.be/KDyvWG0nW8M
Day 3 Video: https://youtu.be/z6_OM3dlFgU
Day 4 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4VN-3wkEN8
Day 5 Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLTu9GLNq_M

Pictures: http://lordofthewindbaja.com/daily-pictures/

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IKA North American Foil Championship in full swing

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Situated on the western coastline of the crystal-blue waters of the Bay of Palms,  where the sapphire Sea of Cortez meets desert and mountains, Los Barriles hosts one of the most exciting events in Baja Peninsula and the biggest kitesurfing event in Mexico – The Lord of the Wind.
The World-class competition and stunning location this year plays host to the 2016 North American KiteFoil Championships.

The East Cape of Baja is renowned worldwide for its warm waters, consistent winds and great beaches – attracting a host of top riders intending to add their name to the list of champions winning this iconic event.

One of the world’s best riders, and reigning Lord of the Wind Champion, Julien Kerneur of France has returned to defend his title and inevitably will offer up some of the most high octane racing action around.

To add even more fuel to the fire, female front-runner and local hero Cynthia Brown is in the line-up and plans to knock-out a strong performance to retain her Lady of the wind title.

The IKA North American Kite Foil Championship is well underway and all riders put on an amazing performance to establish themselves on the leaderboard ladder. Joey Pasquali is on fire with a perfect score after 15 races, chased by a fleet all hot on his heels. Local Baja boy, Adam Withington, gave it all to keep well within touching distance of the medals and is currently sitting in fifth place. While the top spot seems to be well defended, the remaining podium places are heavily fought for between Julien Kerneur (FRA) in second, Nico Landauer (URU) in third and Zack Marks (USA) in fourth.

In the womens fleet, Astrid Berz is clear ahead of Cynthia Brown (USA) and Bitna Kim (KOR).

Racing continues through to sunday with the final races and the Lord of the Wind, and North American Champions, being crowned.

Full results: http://lordofthewindbaja.com/2016-pro-kite-foil/ 

Day 1 Video: https://youtu.be/mvcqQjOIB6U
Day 2 Video: https://youtu.be/KDyvWG0nW8M
Day 3 Video: https://youtu.be/z6_OM3dlFgU

Pictures: http://lordofthewindbaja.com/daily-pictures/

Situated on the western coastline of the crystal-blue waters of the Bay of Palms,  where the sapphire Sea of Cortez meets desert and mountains, Los Barriles hosts one of the most exciting events in Baja Peninsula and the biggest kitesurfing event in Mexico – The Lord of the Wind. The World-class competition and stunning location, make this a “must do” event.
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Carlos Marios and Karolina Winkowska crowned 2015 IKA Freestyle World Champions

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2015freestyleworldchampionsAfter a turbulent season the International Kiteboarding Association announces the final rankings for 2015, with the leaders of the world rankings being awarded the status of the official 2015 IKA World Champions.

Although the IKA World Rankings count every riders best 7 results from world, continental and national level events, this year the world championship race has been decided by the four major events of the season, namely Dakhla, Venezuela, Tarifa and Fuerteventura.

After the sanctioning agreement with the PKRA had come to an end, the event in St. Peter Ording did not count to the IKA world rankings anymore. All other events after St. Peter Ording had then be cancelled by the now VKWC/WKT.

In the Freestyle discipline, Karolina Winkowksa (POL, Slingshot – 3055 points) defends her 2014 World Title. Second place is secured by Bruna Kajiya (BRA, Airush – 2900 points) only a mere 17 points ahead of Gisela Pulido (ESP, Best – 2883 points).

The mens freestyle competitions were dominated by Carlos Marios (BRA, Slingshot – 2661 points) ahead of 2014 world champion Christophe Tack (BEL, Liquidforce – 2490 points). Again in third place in 2015 is five time world champion Aaron Hadlow (GBR, North – 2460 points). Liam Whaley, Carlos' strongest competitor, unfortunately missed the event in Fuerteventura due to injury, which put him outside of any medal contention for the 2015 season.

It is important to note that, as confirmed by ISAF / World Sailing, the former PKRA/VKWC/PKT/WKT is not entitled to award any world titles in the ISAF / World Sailing kiteboarding classes.

The 2016 IKA Kiteboarding World Championship rules, qualification system and calendar will be published shortly.

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