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Youth and Masters Fomula Kite Worlds Day 4

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On Day 4 of the 2014 Kiteracing Youth and Masters Worlds the wind filled into the racing area early in the morning, allowing the race committee to stay on schedule. The breeze had eased a little compared to earlier in the week, giving an opening for the lighter riders to gain an advantage, finish higher up the fleet and edge their way up the overall leaderboard.

The day opened with the Masters Silver fleet, where Erwin Gruber, father of the kiting star Florian, again flourished in the conditions, to knock out a winning performance of 3 bullets from the 4 races.

In the Masters Gold fleet series leader, Wilson Veloso from Brazil, secured two race wins and one second place finish, as he dueled with Poland's Tomek Janiak. Third place on the leaderboard remains wide open with many contenders in with a shot to claim the bronze medal in tomorrow's Championship deciding day. Amongst the likely frontrunners for the bronze is Spain's Pedro Garijo Velasco, who found his form yesterday, and was back on pace today, winning the first race of the day.

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In the Youth fleet, Maxime Nocher, the young gun from France, delivered an astonishing performance – a monumental full house of aces – 4 back to back wins in the 4 races. Florian Trittel from Spain had been waiting for his moment to attack, and today he executed a perfect strategy, outfoxing Poland's Maks Zakowski in two of the races - finishing in second place behind Maxime, and also securing a 4th place . The girls are racing in the open fleet, so head to head against the boys. Elena Kalinina from Russia took every advantage from the decrease of breeze and powered around the track, to twice finish in 3rd overall and clamber up the leaderboard to qualify through to tomorrow's Medal Race. Maks' scoreline gave him two second and two third places, so he has lost some ground on his title quest, but with 4 medal races tomorrow – the podium is still wide open

Sunday heralds the final day of racing here at the Kiteboard Youth & Masters World Championships in Cagliari, Italy. We are looking forward to another intense day of racing and crowning the 2014 World Champions. Stay tuned!

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

The full video highlights can be found here:

 

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Youth and Masters Fomula Kite Worlds Day 3

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With the qualifiers wrapped up yesterday, the masters are now seeded into the Gold and Silver fleets for the finals series. In Gold fleet, Brazil's Wilson Veloso upped his game to break the domination of Tomek Janiak, by scoring a bullet in the first race and following up with a second place. The day's second race was won by Spain's Pedro Garijo Velasco, who put in his best day of racing so far - a 3, 1 - to shift up to 5th overall, just one point behind Lithuania's Viktoras Seputa and Denmark's James Johnsen who are tied on 22 points, in 3rd and 4th respectively. Today, Tomek, just couldn't maintain his previously unbeatable scorecard, and dropped down to second overall. In the Masters Silver fleet, Erwin Gruber, father of the kiting star Florian, flourished in the conditions, shining at the front with a winning performance to take the control of the leaderboard.

In the Youth Worlds fleet, the close battle between Maxime Nocher from France and Maks Zakowski from Poland continues at a frantic pace as they both try to outsmart each other round the track. Maxime holds the overall lead, just 1 point ahead of Maks with the closest rider to the pair to be Florian Trittel from Spain. With 3 more races completed today, the pecking order is clear and it looks certain that the Youth Worlds title will go to either Maxime or Maks.

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A stunning visual for the spectators on Poetto beach, and despite fielding the world's best masters and youth riders, the challenging conditions have proved tricky even for them. There is plenty more racing action to come, with the Championship titles looking set to go all the way to the last race. Stay tuned!

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

The full video highlights can be found here:

 

 

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Welcome back to Sardinia for the third day of the Kiteboard Youth & Masters World Championships. The development of kite boarding has seen a stratospheric growth, not just in numbers taking up the sport, but in the technical evolution of the equipment, innovative racing formats, and expansion of styles of kiteboarding or kite racing – whilst always holding true to the natural freedom the sport offers – whatever your age, style of kiting or favorite kiting venue or place. 

 

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Back to the action at the Kiteboard Youth & Masters Worlds, where today riders raised their kites high above the Gulf of Angels for yet another challenging day. With the qualifiers wrapped up yesterday, the masters are now seeded into the Gold and Silver fleets for the finals series. In Gold fleet, Brazil’s Wilson Veloso upped his game to break the domination of Tomek Janiak, by scoring a bullet in the first race and following up with a second place. The day’s second race was won by Spain’s Pedro Garijo Velasco, who put in his best day of racing so far - a 3, 1 - to shift up to 5th overall, just one point behind Lithuania’s Viktoras Seputa and Denmark’s James Johnsen who are tied on 22 points, in 3rd and 4th respectively. Today, Tomek, just couldn’t maintain his previously unbeatable scorecard, and dropped down to second overall. In the Masters Silver fleet, Erwin Gruber, father of the kiting star Florian, flourished in the conditions, shining at the front with a winning performance to take the control of the leaderboard.

 

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In the Youth Worlds fleet, the close battle between Maxime Nocher from France and Maks Zakowski from Poland continues at a frantic pace as they both try to outsmart each other round the track. Maxime holds the overall lead, just 1 point ahead of Maks with the closest rider to the pair to be Florian Trittel from Spain. With 3 more races completed today, the pecking order is clear and it looks certain that the Youth Worlds title will go to either Maxime or Maks.

 

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A stunning visual for the spectators on Poetto beach, and despite fielding the world’s best masters and youth riders, the challenging conditions have proved tricky even for them. There is plenty more racing action to come, with the Championship titles looking set to go all the way to the last race. Stay tuned!  

 

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PKRA News:PKRA Egypt Coming Up Soon

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Following an amazing start to the 2014 PKRA Tour season, the next stop is just under two weeks away set to take place in exotic Egypt. Renown as one of the top locations for kiteboarding worldwide, Soma Bay welcomes The Red Sea Kitesurf World Cup

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