Tuesday, 27 April 2010

John Heineken: Course Racing Worlds

The 2010 Kiteboard Course Racing World Championships are now over. The competition was great, with nearly 40 riders on the starting line in Corpus Christi, Texas. RRD had a strong presence with myself, Abel Lago, Shawn Richman, and Sandy Parker all participating. A total of 10 races were run in all types of conditions. Corpus gave us one day of its typical windy conditions, with sustained 25 kts gusting into the 30s. Because the bay is so shallow the chop was very steep and close together testing everyone's ability to stay on their boards downwind.
The Addictions proved once again to be great kites in these conditions
I had speed on nearly everyone upwind and down.
The rest of the races were held in lighter wind, and the fleet was a little more mixed up. Racing proved challenging in a tactical way, providing everyone with an opportunity to use their strengths.
I finished the regatta 4th overall, my second top 5 finish in the last two Course Racing World Championships! Thanks to RRD for all the support!



Top 10 men:

  1. Adam Koch (Ozone/USA)
  2. Damien LeRoy (Cabrinha/USA)
  3. Bruno Sroka (Cabrinha/FRA)
  4. Johnny Heineken (RRD/USA)
  5. Sky Solbach (North/USA)
  6. Sean Farley (North/USA)
  7. Jesse Richman (Cabrinha/USA)
  8. Kent Marinkovic (Cabrinha/USA)
  9. Abel Lago (RRD/USA).
  10. Chip Wasson (Ozone/USA)

Full final Worlds Rankings:


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