Home News Bridge in the lead after first day of competition

Bridge in the lead after first day of competition

KTE PRESS RELEASE - 24th July, Gizzeria - Hang Loose Beach

During the first day of the competition at the KTE in Gizzeria we were able to finish 5 Races.



The day started with the Skippers' meeting at 10 am with a first possible start for Freestyle at 10.30 am and first possible start for Racing at 11 am. The wind picked up after the meeting, but was not strong enough to start the Freestyle competition. The Race Director decided to start with the Formula Racing, which was in the end the right decision.

Oliver Bridge, from the UK, had a really good day on the water and won 4 of 5 races, which leaves him leading the event. Second place is Italian Rider and KTE Germany winner Riccardo Leccese followed by Alejandro Climent Hernandez. Lorenzo Giovannelli is at the moment in 4th position ahead of World Champion Florian Gruber who is currently ranked 5th.

During the races the Freestyler were checking regular the wind inside the Freestyle box, but in the end there was not enough wind for a fair competition to battle out the new European Champions in Freestyle 2014.

The sun was shining all day long and spectators were following the action on and off the water. Lewis Crathern, our international commentator, explained very well the differences of the kites and boards. Most of the riders switched from Tubekites to the Softkites from Ozone and Elf Kites, which is a really big advantage in conditions like we have here in Gizzeria.



The wind forecast for tomorrow predicts stronger wind than today so that we can start with Freestyle tomorrow morning. Skippers' meeting will be tomorrow for all competitors at 10 am.

KGB Kiteboarding

Added: 2014-07-25

Category: News

« Previous Next »

Related articles

PKRA Mexico - Day 1

KSP Update

'LIKE' and win a Resin8 Tokoro surfboard!

Kitesurfer completes journey round Isle of Wight

The Lord of the Wind Showdown 2012

Downy4Dollars

New Transmission

PASA Kiteboarding Courses


  • #67 Paypal
  • Kiteworld Issue 71 Out Now!
Kite TV
Events calendar
  • Find a local retailer
  • Kite More with Kite Fuel
  • Funsports Greece
Kitesurfing tweets
Kiteworld on Facebook

Kitesurfing Test - Boards 2013

Shinn Monk Forever 132
Shinn Monk Forever 132

Kitesurfing Test - Kites 2013

Naish Park 7m
Naish Park 7m

Random kitesurfing wallpaper

Kitesurfing wallpaper

Kitesurfing travel directory

Aruba
Aruba

Contact Us

+44 (0)1273 808601
5 St Georges Place
Brighton BN1 4GA UK
shop@kiteworldmag.com

FB TW RSS