Melbourne, Australia (December 11, 2015) – At just 45 kilos wringing wet, 13 year-old kiteboarder Scott Whitehead is still a giant among the big boys at this week’s Sailing World Cup Melbourne being held off the stunning platform of the specially created St Kilda sailing precinct.
The elf of a boy is racing among a fleet of experienced kiteboarders, blasting his way around the course in winds of anywhere between 20 and 30 knots. He’s not in the lead, but he is never far behind. His fellow competitors are alongside, helping him out, including series leader Florian Gruber.
Whitehead has struggled at times in the strong Melbourne conditions, “With the speed, when yo…
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