Young American Crushes at Formula Kite World Championships:
Weifang Binhai, China (September 11, 2016) – When dying winds on the opening day of the Formula Kite World Championships kept the women off the water, US rider Daniella Moroz, just 15, wasted no time to humble a classy field in the 11-strong women’s fleet, leaving reigning world champion Russia’s Elena Kalinina, 18, far in her wake, with Steph Bridge (GBR) even further adrift.
Fifty-eight riders from 19 countries have assembled to battle for the title, the first since rule changes at the beginning of the year altered class rules to accommodate hydrofoil boards in the fast-shifting environment of kite racing.
With winds today that built from about 20kts to around 26kts co…
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Light Winds for start of Formula Kite Worlds:
Weifang Binhai, China (September 10, 2016) – French teenager Axel Mazella opened his campaign where he had left off at the KiteFoil GoldCup in Italy, with an emphatic bullet in the first race of the Formula Kite (foil) World Championships.
His feat was matched by Britain’s Olly Bridge, 18, who signalled his intent when he also scored a convincing win in the opening race of the alternate men’s qualifying fleet, on the smooth waters off Joysea Beach, at Binhai, Western China.
But the light breezes over the Yellow Sea, that started out blowing between 10kts and 14kts, dropped steadily as skies cleared on day one of the inaugural International Kiteboarding Association …
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