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Formula Kite inaugurates 46th Trofeo Sofia Iberostar

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The kiteboarders of the IKA Formula Kite Class were the first to inaugurate the 46th Trofeo Sofia IBEROSTAR with three races dominated by Spanish rider Florián Trittel and Elena Kalinina (RUS) in Es Portitxol. Meanwhile in the other clubs the Olympic classes were starting their preparations for the practice race on Sunday and the start of the competition Monday.

It was a first today in Palma with the Kites making their first appearance in the Sofia IBEROSTAR alongside the Olympic classes. Three races were completed in a breeze weakening throughout the day until the abandon of the fourth race when the wind dropped to 2 knots. The favorites came out on top with European Champion and vice world champion Elena Kalinina (RUS, UC/Elf) claiming the day with three wins. A fautless performance as well for Florian Trittel (ESP, ML/Elf) who stole the day with an incredible margin over his opponents. Racing was cancelled during the fourth race when the kites started to hit the water in the dying wind.

"I really enjoy these conditions, the wind was light but stable" claimed Kalinina, her small frame suited for the lighter winds. "This is pretty similar to the conditions in St Petersburg where I train."

At the age of 17 she is already a veteran with four years of kiteboarding under her belt! "I sailed the optimist and the Zoom 8 when I was a kid, and also tried a bit of windsurfing but I was attracted to kitesurfing. I felt I could really make quick gains with a fast learning curve. As a new discipline kiteboarding is always evolving and is opening many possibilities. We are part of its history! What I really love is that I have the feeling of flying!"

About her opponents and racing with the men, Elena adds, "The level is really high both in the men and the women. Today these lighter conditions suited the lighter riders like me. In Kiteboarding you don't need power so much but a good technic and the right choice of equipment; this makes it possible for boys and girls to race together."

Racing continues Sunday for the Kiteboarding with up to six races planned.

Overall Standings after three races:

MEN
1. Florian Trittel (ESP, ML/Elf) - 3 pts
2. Denis Taradin (RUS, ML/Elf) - 10 pts
3. Ivan Doronin (RUS, ML/Elf) - 14 pts

WOMEN
1. Elena Kalinina (RUS, UC/Elf) - 3 pts
2. Anastasia Akopova (RUS, ML/Ozone) - 10 pts
3. Jade O'Connor (IRL, UC/Ozone) - 12 pts

Full results can be found here: http://www.trofeoprincesasofia.org/en/default/races/race-resultsall

Picture Gallery: http://www.trofeoprincesasofia.org/en/default/races/race-photogallery/text/46-trofeo-s-a-r-princesa-sofia-iberostar/gallery/6957

 

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2015 Equipment Eligibility - Date Confirmation

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We recently put out a survey for eligibility of 2015 Formula Kite Equipment to get a feeling from amongst riders and community - however, the original dates remains unchanged.

Brands that are interested to supply equipment, must complete the registration process by May 1st 2015.

The complete list of equipment will then be published on July 1st 2015.

The new equipment will be eligible for racing from September 1st2015.

This means, that both the 2015 Europeans and Worlds will be sailed on the currently registered equipment.

The 2015 Pan-Americans, Asians and Africans as well as the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, and Sail Melbourne, may then be sailed on new equipment.

For 2016, the timeline will be 2 months later again with new equipment eligibility immediately after the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final (the expected date is November 1st, 2016).

From then on, there will be a yearly cycle, with new equipment always being eligible after the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final towards end of the year.
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2015 Formula Kite World Championships Notice of Race and Registration

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FKThe Notice of Race has been published for the 2015 Formula Kite World Championships, to be held in Gizzeria, Italy, from July 14 to 19.

The worlds best 80 kiteracers are invited to compete for the prestigious title, with open entry for the womens fleet. Separate Rankings will be also created for the Tubekite-Fleet as well as for the age categories (Youth, Junior, Master, Grand Master).

The Formula Kite World Championship is part of the 2015 Gizzeria KiteRacing Grand Slam, with the KiteFoil EuroCup being held one week ahead of the years major event.

The Formula Kite World Championship has a total prize money (for men and women) of 20000 Euro, the KiteFoil EuroCup has a prize money of 10000 Euro. The best combined overall riders will also receive a share of the 5000 Euro bonus prize money for the Grand Slam Title.

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