Monday, 4 July 2011

Kite Worlds are over...

Seb Garat 2nd place in Freestyle Double elimination
Seb Garat, Tomek Janiek and Luca Marcis
Luca Marcis racing in challenging conditions!
Julien Kerneur always consistent on his RRD K-Race board
Julien congratulates with John Heineken
The Official (?) production ranking

After 12 races and 3 discards in more than challenging conditions, with winds up to 25 knots and breaking seas of 3+ meters, John Heineken (USA, Ozone) and Steph Bridge (GBR, North) are the new world champions in kite course racing. 

RRD Team rider Julien Kerneur was the only european rider fighting for a step on the podium and a 3rd place seemed a result achievable by Julien all the Worlds long, but after the last 2 races in almost impossible conditions he ended in 5th position, behind 4 USA riders.

To complete the good RRD Team performance we have RRD polish rider Tomek Janiak in 15th position, and italian ripper Luca Marcis in 18th position, both on production RRD K-RACE 65 boards.

On the production division was not so clear the procedure of registration before the event start, so in the end we found 3 riders registered in the open division on the podium of the production division.

All in all still very valuable the performance of Tomek and Luca, 5th and 6th on the production ranking, since they were the only 2 riders capable to challenge the North Army thanks to the good overall performance of RRD K-Race 65 weapon.

In the mean time we have to register a great 2nd place scored by Sebastien Garat in the Freestyle competition. This was the first official competition for Seb using his brand new Obsession Pro, the new RRD 4 line freestyle kite. 


1. John Heineken (USA) 6.3 points
2. Adam Koch (USA) 16.4 points
3. Bryan Lake (USA) 34 points
4. Sky Solbach (USA) 36 points
5. Julien Kerneur (FRA) 39 points

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