John Heineken (Larkspur, Calif.) has arrived as the top Kiteboard course racing sailor in the world. Earlier this month, John dominated the field of 62 at the 2011 International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) Kite Course Racing World Championships in Sylt, Germany. He won 10 of the 12 races in winds that reached 25 knots and wavy conditions. The top four finishers were from the United States.
Nearly 80 competitors from 13 countries came to Sopot for Ergo Hestia Cup. The championships are a mixed class event with Formula Windsurfing Polish Open and Kiteboarding Course European Championships.
Although the weather was dull Sopot turned into a really colorful place. Kites and Formula boards raced one after the other which brought many spectators to the beaches. Although the wind was not very strong the Kitesurfers managed to complete 3 races with FW finishing with 1 race.
Oliver Dansin from France is in the lead of the EC in front of Julien Keneur also from France and Błażej Ożóg from Poland. Top of the ladies fleet is Katja Roose from Holland.
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