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Course Racing Worlds Shaping Up

Things are shaping up for todays start to the 2010 IKA Course Racing Championships, held in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Despite the chaos that the Icelandic volcano ash caused, more than 50 competitors made it to the registration desk yesterday evening. Most affected by the flight cancellations seem to be the French, Danish and German teams.

Several competitors have been around in Corpus Christi already for the past few weeks for training and tuning equipment. The favorites include the likes of 2009 world champions Sean Farley (MEX, North) and Steph Bridge (GBR, North) as well as the top US riders Damien LeRoy (Cabrinha), Adam Koch (Ozone) and Jesse Richman (Cabrinha). The top riders from Europe like the leader of the IKA world rankings Bruno Sroka (FRA, Cabrinha) and Dirk Hanel (GER, North) will give them a hard time for the places on the podium.

In the women’s fleet it looks like the battle will be between defending world champion Steph Bridge and runner-up Kari Schivebaag (NOR, Ozone) as well as Kristin Boese (GER, Best). The locals Melissa Gil (Cabrinha) and Sandy Parker will try to defend stars and stripes against the Europeans.

The wind seems to be back for todays kick-off races after a small break beginning of the week, and first information from the Race Committee is that the course will be windward/leeward, either one or two laps depending on the wind conditions. The Race Committee aims for finish times of 15-18 minutes, allowing for 16 races with 4 discards throughout the four days of racing action.

The event is taking place in conjunction with the Texas Boat show, which is attracting several thousand spectators. The races will be held off McGee Beach and continue until Sunday, April 25.

   Top Rankings Racing

Formula Kite

 

KiteFoil Open

 

TT:R Open

 

TT:R Youth

 

Speed

male Oliver Bridge  United-Kindom      male Maxime Nocher  Monaco      male Atte Kappel  Sweden      male Victor Bachichet  France      male Alex Caizergues  France  
female Steph Bridge   United-Kindom     female Anais Mai Desjardin  France     female Kirstyn O'Brien  United-States     female Jingle Chen  China     female Hannah Whiteley  United-Kindom  

   Top Rankings Expression

Freestyle

 

Big Air

 

Wave

             

Strapless

 

Park

male Liam Whaley  Spain                   male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                  male Pedro Matoz  Brazil      male Airton Cozzolino  Italy                  male Ewan Jaspen  Australia   
female Bruno Kajiya  Brazil       female Bibiana Magaji  Slovakia      female Ines Correia  Portugal      female N/A       female Colleen Carrol  United-States   

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