Maxime Nocher (Monaco) and Elena Kalinina (Russia) are the 2016 European Formula Kite and Kite Foil champions. They were declared Champions at the Seventh day of the championship organized by the Yacht Club Cagliari, with the logistic support of the Italian Army (Esercito Italiano).
Elena confirmed to be the Champions, has she was Champion even in the 2015. The young Monegasque, world champion in charge, has taken the place of the British Oliver Bridge.
They have won their title front of the Poetto Beach of Cagliari, one of the best beaches for Kitesurfing Sardinia. Poetto beach was full of bathers and Tourists attracted by a summer day and dotted sky of colored kites.
At the last day, Riders were divided into the following fleet:
- Platinum with the riders between the position from 1 to 10 of the fleet rankings (the only running race for the real win);
- Gold with the riders between the position from 11 to 20 of the fleet rankings;
- Silver with the riders between the position from 21 to 40 of the fleet rankings.
Kite Foil Formula Kite represents the most accredited project to represent discipline to the Olympics, starting from Tokyo 2020.
Overall, the race committee kicked off 52 races in six days
Well done Maxime, Elena and Cagliari!
The Kite event was hosted by Cagliari, Sardinia
For the first time, the Formula Kite European Champioships has been hold in foiling kiteboards, after the change of the Formula Kite class rules.
Format of 2016 Formula Kite and Kite Foil European Championships
2016 Formula Kite and Kite Foil European Championships Format has been Fleet Racing.
Equipment may complied with the old “70cm” class rules and the new “registered foils” class rules, see IKA and World Sailing Websites. All equipment races were scored together.
Separate Rankings were produced for Youth/Junior and Masters/Grandmasters depending on entry numbers.
|Event Start Date||16. May 2016|
|Event End Date||22. May 2016|
|Max Participation Quota||Unlimited|
|Paid Entries||3 [View List]|
|Registration and Early Bird Deadline||09. May 2016|
|Full Entry Fee||190.00 EUR|
|Early Bird Entry Fee||150.00 EUR|
|Notice of Race||CLICK HERE|
|Location||Poetto Beach, Fifth-Sixth Bus Stop|