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Bruno Sroka and Fabienne D'Ortoli crowned European Course Racing Champions

The Grand Prix Petit Navire has kept all its promises for the staging of the first official European Course Racing Championships, even when there was no more racing on the final day of the competition due to lack of wind.

After 12 rounds of racing, Bruno Sroka and Fabienne D'Ortoli (both France) are the new Champions of Europe.

Flawless organization, great race management, many rounds raced, and an adaption of the new ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing made this a great event for the 97 competitors from all over Europe.

Bruno Sroka, European Champion 2009:
"It was not easy but the work paid off. It has been three months with Paulo (Editor's note: Paulo Rista: Designer) we try to develop the hardware. This Grand Prix was a test-scale facing a big competition. In the end, our choices are validated by comparison with other riders who sailed with conventional boards. (Editor's note: Marc Blanc, second, the main opponent of Bruno was sailing on it with a foil). I am really happy and if our work helps to change the kite, it's great!. I'm really happy because this is a big personal and team with Paulo, and the title is a reward for our work."

Fabienne D'Ortoli, European Champion 2009:
"I'm glad because I do not really expect to finish first, especially with the presence of Steph Bridge (Editor's note: PKRA Tour Champion 2008). It was really hot between Steph, Caroline Adrien and me, all rounds ended a few meters of each other. But it was a great edition, with great management."

Full results can be found here, pictures from the organizer are available here

   Top Rankings Racing

Formula Kite (Foil)

 

KiteFoil Open

 

TT:R Slalom

 

Speed

male Oliver Bridge  United-Kindom                 male Maxime Nocher  Monaco                 male Narapichit Pudla  Thailand                 male Robert Douglas  United-States   
female Stephanie Bridge   United-Kindom      female Elena Kalinina  Russia      female Jingle Chen  China      female Angely Bouillot  France   

   Top Rankings Expression

Freestyle

 

Big Air

 

Wave

             

Strapless

 

Park

male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                   male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                  male Pedro Matoz  Brazil      male Matchu Lopez  Cape-Verde                  male Sam Light  United-Kindom   
female Estefania Rosa  Brazil       female Bibiana Magaji  Slovakia      female Ines Correia  Portugal      female N/A       female Karolina Winkowska  Poland   

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