Skunked to close TwinTip: Racing Europeans:
Gizzeria, Italy (July 16, 2017) – A clutch of new young stars, most of them kiteboard racing novices, were crowned at the finale of the first TwinTip: Racing Europeans in southern Italy after almost a week of high-intensity action in the new discipline.
But the competition that was marked by thrilling drama in near-perfect conditions ended with a whimper when the clockwork-like wind went missing on the final fifth day of the 2017 International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) TT:R European Championship.
Until the last minute race officials tried to squeeze in a few more heats, but the little breeze that came remained stubbornly unstable and largely below the 10kts judged necessa…
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Robertson, Wilson claim M32 World titles:
Marstrand, Sweden (July 16, 2017) – Excessive weather today granted Phil Robertson (NZL) and the crew of ChinaOne Ningbo the win in the inaugural M32 World Championship. With rain squalls gusting up to 40 knots, principal race officer Mattias Dahlstrom was unable to hold any racing on the final day, securing the results which also saw Don Wilson (USA) as the top Corinthian skipper, finishing fourth overall. Full report.
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