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Lord of the Wind, the international kiteboard competition held on the East Cape of Baja California Mexico, announces that the 2016 event will be the IKA North American Kitefoil…
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Aug 20, 2015

International Sailing Federation (ISAF) confirms IKA’s sole rights to hold World Championships of the class

In an official statement sent today to the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) and "Virgin Kiteboarding", the International Sailing Federation has confirmed that under…

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Gruber and Imbert win Sail Melbourne

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Florian Gruber (GER, North) and Ariane Imbert (FRA, North) have won Sail Melbourne. In second came Torrin Bright (NZL, Ozone/Mikes Lab)) and Adam Vance (Ozone/Mikes Lab) for the men, as well as  Lisa Hickmann (AUS, Ozone/RRD) and Astrid Berz (SUI, Ozone/Aguera) for the women.

The medal race series were held on a new short track course with a reaching start, very similar to the Americas Cup racing format. Races took app. 5 minutes and were conducted in an elimination series, leading up to a final with the top 4 men. Gruber and Bright were both pre-seeded for the final, while Vance fought his way up from 6th position to win bronce in the end.

For the women, the same course setup was used but races counted for their 15-race single series.

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Gruber and Imbert in the lead after two days of Qualifying Series in Sail Melbourne

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With the ability to sail in virtually all conditions, the Kiteboarders have been making the most of their preliminary rounds at Sail Melbourne over the last two days. In both the Men’s and Women’s events, strong leaders have emerged with a string of first places to their name.

Florian Gruber of Germany has six wins from six races leading in to Wednesday, two points clear of Torrin Bright in second place and eight points clear of Matthew Taggart in third. Florian commented earlier, “I’m really happy to have the six wins from six races. It’s perfect for me. Going in to the Gold fleet it makes me happy and they all want to beat me. It will be harder, but I want to fight and so I am really motivated.”

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