It’s been a highly successful week for the Kitefoil Gold Cup over in Townsville Australia that ran in great conditions from the 25th Sept to the 1st Oct.
After the last day of thrilling medal races the fleet concluded 27 races in total, Nico Parlier (FRA) had won the day ahead of Heineken and Nocher, but Heineken was able to score 3 bullets on this final day, securing the overall first position and making history being the first ever kitefoil world champion ahead of Nico Parlier and Maxime Nocher.
French woman Sophie Calliet showed strong racing at the 3 events in Mexico, Switzerland and Australia and became the Gold Cup winner for the females ahead of Formula World Champion Steph Bridge.
The racing during the week long regatta was amazing with good breeze for 10-15m kites in beautiful North Queensland and everybody enjoyed the vibes and the sportsmanship of the athletes was outstanding.
The Australian Gold Cup was followed by thousands of people around the world who were watching the livestream by Brillitec every day. Most of the viewer’s being in the USA following the live action ever days.
1. Johnny Heineken
2. Nico Parlier
3. Maxime Nocher
1. Sophie Calliet
2. Steph Bridge
3. Anastasia Akopova
Source: In the Loop
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