Sept 26, 2014
Author: Damien LeRoy
The Top racers from around the world were on hand for the biggest foil race to date! The beautiful waters of Townsville, Australia offered the racers Light conditions for the first two races while most riders were on 15m to 18m kites. Very light winds with huge wind shifts. Making the racing quite interesting! The French came ready as Julien Kerneur and Nico Parlier both took first spots in the first and second race! Very close behind was world Champion Johney Heineken.
The amazing and well-respected race director Robbie Dean decided to take a break before he started the next two races as the wind was trying to figure out what direction it wanted to blow! After a little wait the wind was on and we started the next two races riders still on 15m kites but with consistent breeze. Nico Parlier from France was the man on a mission taking two bullets on race 3 and 4! The battle for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th became anyone’s game. With Maxime Nocher, Julien, Johney and myself all battling for top spots!
As we have 5 more days of racing it is going to be quite a show down! The level is very high and the venue is nothing but perfection! Thanks to Marvin Baumeister with intheloopkiteboarding and TheGo Townsville as well as all the organizers and staff! What a perfect event with live coverage as well! Excited for tomorrows racing. Get more info at:
Live on your desktop you can watch the Kitefoil Gold Cup Australia LIVE from Midday from Townsville, North Queensland good luck to local and international boarders from 10 different countries! http://goo.gl/m7Utik