SBCKiteboard.com
  SBCKiteboard.COM Twitter SBCKiteboard.COM Facebook

American's John Heineken and Bryan Lake battle for first

Jun 29, 2012

Author: PKRA

Day 2 - An Inspired Day of Racing at Burc Beach

Racers and freestylers returned on the second day of the Burn Kiteboard World Cup with lighter wind than the day prior. Measuring 7-12 knots throughout the morning and afternoon, competitors entered the water around 11:45, more determined than ever to improve their placemenst and claim greater leads. Interestingly, after day one, John Heineken (USA) and Bryan Lake (USA) stood exactly even in the overall ranking, with a 5.7 total score. This meant that today’s races would carry even more weight, breaking this tie, and allowing for the ever-important ‘discard’, which each racer is allowed. 

Race four required somewhat more time than races one, two, and three – due to the lighter winds; however, the course went unchanged. Along with the ocean current and variable winds, new challenges were brought to competitors, who faced wind “holes” and the need for new strategizing tactics. Heineken came out ahead in this race, after taking an opposite starting tack than most, while Steph Bridge (GBR) also held strong in her consistently first place completions. 

scene turkey

heineken turkey

The fifth race started with a tangle between Adam Koch (USA) and Alex Vychegzhanin (UKR), who later protested the occurance. Others went on with highly varied lay lines, Heineken and Riccardo Leccese (COL) separating from the pack, and Olivier Dansin (FRA) and Salih Alexander Cakir (TUR) fighting it out in a head-to-head battle. Cakir, the talented local racer, impressed many participants and spectators at this event, consistently placing in the top five and rising through the ranks since day one.  In the last minutes of this race, Leccese gained a significant lead from the rest of the fleet, while Lake pulled ahead and Koch caught up with impressive speed, despite his tangle debacle at the start. 

Always an entertaining finisher, Leccese crossed the finish line on race two with a victory scream, very pleased with his performance. In retelling his version of the events of the day, Leccese said, “I still have to perfect my new kites to get them just right, but I was very happy with my finish. I took several risks and different tacks, which helped me to come out ahead.” Riccardo went on to explain that he only has use of two kites at this stop in Turkey, so winds that fit his kite sizes are key. Even with this slight disadvantage, Leccese keeps an upbeat attitude regarding the remainder of the event, hoping for continued top placement finishes against this fleet of talented international racers. 

lake turkey

riccardo turkey

In total, two races were completed and no freestyle heats were run, as the wind proved to be too light for such competition. Tomorrow, riders look forward to kiting in the Istanbul Strait and witnessing the sights of this vibrant city. 

 

daily photos

 

sponsors

 

mens

 

womens

 



Video
Chase Hasch - Kiteboarding in La Boca,...
September 20, 2014
Follow me on Facebook: facebook.com/chasehaschkiteThis video was shot in La Boca, just outside...
Video
2015 LIQUID FORCE ENVY (OFFICIAL)
September 18, 2014
SIX YEARS STRONG, THE ALL-TERRAIN 3-STRUT ENVY RESETS THE STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE.Building on...
Video
SkinnyBoy goes to Oregon-Pike Harris
September 18, 2014
Fun looking session on the West Coast! "Quick trip up to Oregon to test out Blade's new wave kite...
Personalities
Whos Dat? Idani Capellan
September 18, 2014
Nickname: Idani Date of birth: June 7, 1995 Years riding: 8 Sponsors: Wainman Hawaii and Gokite...
Extra
My Bucket List - John Bryja Editor
September 18, 2014
It doesn't get much better than Solo Sports camp at Punta San Carlos, Baja. Merritt photo I have...
Extra
Off the Top - Brandon Scheid
September 18, 2014
Rider: Brandon ScheidPhotographer: Vincent BergeronLocation: Mayreau, St. Vincent and the...
Video
Was It All A Dream? - Blade Kiteboarding
September 16, 2014
The new 2015 Blade Trigger is out. Here is the action video from Blade Kiteboarding....
Video
2015 NAISH FUSION CONTROL SYSTEM | PRODUCT VIDEO
September 16, 2014
The 2015 Fusion Control Systems have been redesigned with state-of-the-art technologies, working...
Video
We Are Cabrinha
September 16, 2014
An interview with Pete Cabrinha and the story behind the Cabrinha Kiteboarding Brand.
Video
Hydro Foil Slim Chance
September 15, 2014
There is no better feeling when you have an idea and you make it come to life! A slim chance off...
Video
Back Home - Berk Dalkiran
September 15, 2014
Summer season in Alacati, Turkey always great to be back home shredding with local friends. Cant...
Video
NOBILE KITEBOARDING - SAUDADE MOVIE - (teaser)
September 15, 2014
Ten years ago we fell in love with kiteboarding. For us every moment in the water means joy and...
Video
Kite boat trip in Egypt with Kite4fun and...
September 12, 2014
Kiteboat trip to the Lovely Island in Egypt with the kiters from the Czech republic. Lukash from...
Video
Sam Medysky 2014 Kiteboarder of the Year Video
September 12, 2014
In case you missed it, here is Sam Medysky's AWSI video from the awards night. Sam was voted the...
Gear
Surf Expo - Naish Kiteboarding
September 10, 2014
The Naish 2015 kiteboarding product line on display. MACkite drops in for a visit.   The Naish...
Gear
Surf Expo - Flysurfer
September 10, 2014
The introduction of the Flysufer Cronix last year earned Flysurfer the award for most innovative...
Video
Keahi de Aboitiz Kitesurfing Hawaii
September 9, 2014
Filmed on location in Hawaii during the 2014 Cabrinha shoot by Anders Kruger and Reo Stevens....
Video
AWSI Kite Brands of the Year 2014
September 8, 2014
2014 Best Kiteboarding, Cabrinha Kiteboarding, Naish Kiteboarding, North Kiteboarding, and...
Video
AWSI 2014 Kiteboarder of the year nominees
September 8, 2014
2014 AWSI Kiteboarder of the year entries from Craig Cunningham, Keahi di Aboitiz, Sam Medsky,...
Video
Sam Medysky 2014 AWSI Kiteboarder of the year
September 8, 2014
 Sam Medysky was voted the 2014 AWSI Kiteboarder of the Year!
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] > » 

Editor's Video Picks!

 

 

THE LATEST

Video
Chase Hasch - Kiteboarding in La...
September 20, 2014
Video
2015 LIQUID FORCE ENVY (OFFICIAL)
September 18, 2014
Video
SkinnyBoy goes to Oregon-Pike...
September 18, 2014
Personalities
Whos Dat? Idani Capellan
September 18, 2014
Extra
My Bucket List - John Bryja Editor
September 18, 2014
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] > » 

SBC KITEBOARD ON FACEBOOK

What's Hot!!!

 

2014 Kite Reviews
SBC 2014 Kite Tests:...
March 12, 2014
2015 Kite Reviews
2015 Cabrinha Switchblade
August 28, 2014
2015 Kite Reviews
2015 Cabrinha Switchblade
August 28, 2014
Gear
Surf Expo - Stuff we like - Woo
September 4, 2014
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] > » 

Download Kiteboard Desktop App

Newsletter Signup

 

SBCSKATEBOARD SBCSURF SBCWAKEBOARD SBCSKIER SBCKITEBOARD WINDSPORT SNOWBOARD CANADA SBC RESORT GUIDE  CONTACT ADVERTISE