Monday, 30 August 2010
The world cup here in Klitmøller is soon to begin, and in 2 weeks time all the best windsurfers in the world is gathered here for the first ever PWA world cup on danish ground.
The last couple of weeks provided some good conditions here in Klitmøller. I have been sailing as many days as possible on the "Reef" where the contest takes place, to be as well prepared as possible.
But this thursday we got a classic day in Hanstholm. It doesn't get any better than this in my opinion. Wind between 3.7 and 4.0 and around 2-4 meter waves. I got a day of from the "reef " and sailed the whole day in Hanstholm, which provided some epic conditions.
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Tuesday, 24 August 2010
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Saturday, 14 August 2010
I did a new hight record yesterday to 52 feets hight with the shadowbox on the 6m Obsession ! It's a good kite for the storm !
Today will be the wave event, and tomorrow will be the last day and the end of the freestyle double elimination.
I'll keep you update with the results. I will go FULL POWER !!! (or maybe OVER POWER ;).
Have a good day !
official press release PKRA:
"Sebastiien Garat (RRD, FRA) decided to have a little extra fun today by testing out the Shadow Box in the extreme wind conditions here in El Medano, Tenerife. Garat tested the Shadow Box in Fuerteventura, Spain last week and managed to reach a height of 45.1 feet. Garat was more determined than ever to beat his current world record jump. He succeeded by reaching 52 feet making it the highest jump recorded on the Shadow Box to date on a PKRA World Tour Competition.
Kiteboarding World Tour 2010 TenerifeAug-12-2010
Freestyle single eliminations wrap up the second day of competition
The wind forecast today predicted a change in direction and speeds ranging anywhere from 30-40 knots. Shortly after 2:00pm the assumption was correct, the wind began to shift and the speed jumped from 10 to 20 knots within 30 minutes.
Riders abandoned their lunch in order to start pumping up their kites and preparing for an intense freestyle single elimination competition.
Youri Zoon (Slingshot, NED) had an amazing day defeating the Russians Sergey Borisov (Best ,RUS) and Sergey Belmesov (Liquid Force, RUS), as well as Ariel Corniel (Ozone, DOM) leading him straight into the final against Sebastien Garat (RRD, FRA). In the final heat, Zoon had an overall better execution of tricks and kite position, which made for a high risk factor due to the extreme wind conditions. Sebastien Garat (RRD, FRA) eliminated Michele Ratti Morales (Slingshot, ESP), Alberto Rondina (Cabrinha, ITA) as well as Andy Yates (Slingshot, AUS) in the semi final leading him into the final against Youri Zoon (Slingshot, NED). Zoon takes first place in the freestyle single elimination while Garat takes second followed by Yates in third.
FREESTYLE SINGLE ELIMINATION WINNERS
1. Youri Zoon (NED)
2. Sebastien Garat (RRD, FRA)
3. Andy Yates (AUS)
4. Ariel Corniel (DOM)
Friday, 13 August 2010
another small summer report from Costa Brava, waiting for showing off
Wednesday, 11 August 2010
Friday, 6 August 2010
Third in the J & B MASTERS OF KITE....
This week was held the championship of kite. J & B MASTERS OF KITE in Sant Pere Pescador (Girona), the result could be better, but in my second heat I touch with Alvaro Onieva incredible but in the double I win up till the third place that gives me pass for the best event Tarifa Spain to be held on September 2 .....
I will keep you informed....
Regars Gerard Sanchez
Tuesday, 3 August 2010
I raced in the Cabrinha race series last night in San Francisco and won the night. I rode my 9m Addiction which proved to be the best kite on the course!
It was a great evening, blowing about 25 kts at the start of the first race. The boat end of the line was favored but most people chose to start on port at the pin so they could head out toward the favorable current. I decided to be conservative and start at the boat, which proved to be the right move. I won the boat end, led to the middle of the course at tacked on top of the fleet toward layline. After rounding the weather mark in first I stuck the nose in and cartwheeled, letting 2 or 3 guys catch me. From there I battled hard to regain my lead by the leeward mark and hold on to it for the win.
The second race was a similar story. I was in 4th at the weather mark, but gained big on the downwind and rounded in the lead just ahead of Chip Wasson and Geoff Headington. They had a pretty bad tangle right behind me and I got a comfortable lead to the finish.
The last race was a little more interesting. I stuck to the boat end start which had worked well the last two races, but this time Stefaans and Kevin port tacked the fleet. Stefaans rounded in first, far ahead of Kevin and I who rounded overlapped. I split with both of them on the downwind and pushed as hard as I could in the waist high chop. I again caught up a lot, rounding the leeward mark right behind Stefaans. We had a battle to the finish and I got him by no more than a board length at the line. Three 1st's for the night!
Here is a link to the Waterhound article about the racing and a few pictures. http://www.waterhound.com/cabrinha-kiteboard-racing-july-29th-to-win-you-must-be-upright.html