Maxime Nocher and Kirstyn O’Brien are the 2018 World Champions! On the final day of competition in Cagliari, Nicolas Parlier and Daniela Moroz won the Kite Gold Cup Final. Despite these results, Maxime Nocher and Kirstyn O’Brien have enough points to take the 2018 World Titles.
2018 KiteFoil World Series Final Cagliari – Day 0
Sardinia hosts the Kitefoil Gold Cup World Series Final, which will decide the 2018 world title. So stay tuned! Maxime Nocher is the current series leader winning both Act 1, Weifang & Act 2 Pingtan, but has tough competition with fellow French man Nicolas Parlier and Britain’s Guy Bridge. Triple Formula Kite World Champion & 2018 Rolex Sailor of the year, Daniela Moroz will be up against Britain’s Steph Bridge and fellow US Sailor Kirstyn O’Brien. O’Brien is the favourite to take the IKA Kitefoil world title as she has competed and performed at both China events.
2017 KiteFoil GoldCup Italy – Racing Day 4 Recap
Nocher and Kalinina claim first European Championship Titles on foiling Kiteboards
Medal races conclude the 2016 IKA KiteRacing European Championships – for a first time on foiling kiteboards in both the regulated Formula Kite class and the open development KiteFoil class. Maxime Nocher (MON, F-One/Taaroa) and Elena Kalinina (RUS, Elf/Moses) stayed flawless in the 4 race medal series on the final day of the competition at Poetto Beach, Cagliari. With only the top 10 riders in the platinum fleet, the race committee of the Yacht Club Cagliari around Race Director Andy Curnow set up a 6 minute two lap course, providing new challenges to the fleet. With a spacious start line, tactics at the start played an important role. Nocher went into the medal races with an comfortable lead, and took not any risk to allow any upsets. The battle was expected between second ranked Olly Bridge (GBR, Elf/Levitaz) and Riccardo Leccese (ITA, Ozone/MikesLab) who was leading the event after the qualifying series. Only three points apart, and 40 points up for grabs throughout the four races, this was the highly anticipated match race. However, the young Briton playedit self as well, winning 2 races and scoring another 2 and 6, while Leccese lost ground in every race and finished never …