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Formula Kite European Championships Day 3

The weather conditions on the third day of the 2014 Formula Kite European Championships in Mielno/Poland didn't allow for any racing despite the race committee moving the marks around all day long. The wind speed stayed well below the required minimum of 6 knots.

Most of the competitors spent the day resting and taking care of their equipment. Some were sunbathing on the beach in front of the DUNE apartment building, while others were busy trimming their bars and polishing their boards.

Marek Rowiński, Polish rider and the author of the first Kitesurfing Rules of the Road, was also disappointed by the conditions today: „Today we were counting that the beautiful weather will result in the changing of the wind's direction from off-shore, due to the temperature difference between cold water and hot air, but, unluckily, it didn't happen. Tomorrow there is a chance for east wind, I hope, that as many races as possible will be run".

Racing will continue on Saturday with the Gold fleet scheduled to hit the water first when conditions allow.

Overall Standings after 6 races (men) and 5 races (women)

MEN:
1. Oliver Bridge (GBR, North) - 7 pts
2. Alejandro Climent (ESP, UC/Ozone) - 11 pts
3. Riccardo Leccese (ITA, ML/Ozone) - 11 pts
4. Florian Trittel (ESP, TMV/Ozone) - 12 pts
5. Julien Kerneur (FRA; Airush) - 13 pts

WOMEN:
1. Elena Kalinia (RUS, UC/Elf) - 4 pts
2. Aga Grzymska (POL, ML/Ozone) - 10 pts
3. Tatiana Sysoeva (RUS, ML/Ozone) - 11 pts
4. Jade O'Connor (IRL, TMV/Ozone) - 14 pts
5. Anastasia Akopova (RUS, ML/Ozone) - 15 pts

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

Some lightwind performance while hoping for the conditions to improve:

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10205036647345097

 

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male Oliver Bridge  United-Kindom      male Maxime Nocher  Monaco      male Atte Kappel  Sweden      male Victor Bachichet  France      male Rob Douglas  United-States  
female Steph Bridge   United-Kindom     female Anais Mai Desjardin  France     female Kirstyn O'Brien  United-States     female Jingle Chen  China     female Angely Bouillot  France  

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female Bruno Kajiya  Brazil       female Bibiana Magaji  Slovakia      female Ines Correia  Portugal      female N/A       female Colleen Carrol  United-States   

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