Europeans of Formula Kite and Kite Foil: Summary of 19 may 2016

Kite Europen Champioships 2016 in Cagliari Maxime Nocher
Maxime Nocher to the Formula Kite EC 2016

Cagliari 20 May 2016 – The day of yesterday at the Formula Kite and Kite Foil Euopeans Championships 2016 was so complicated for the riders with a gusty and instable offshore wind (intensity of about 14 knots, gusting to 20). The wind conditions had a big role in the race results and overall rankings.

From yesterday, 19 May 2016, after two days of qualification races, the riders has been divided into the GOLD Fleet (with the the top 20 riders of the qualification phase) and the SILVER Fleet (with the second 20 riders of the qualification phase). Riders of the Gold fleet will fight for the top 20 positions, the riders of the Silver fleet will fight for the positions from 21 onwards.

Summary of races of May 19, 2016

Gold fleet

After the four (4) races of yesterday, the Italian-Colombian Andrea Riccardo Leccese, now in third place, was overtaken in a single day from Maxime Nocher (Monaco) and OliverBridge (UK), respectively first and second in the overall ranking. In fourth position there is always Trittel (ESP). Zakowski (POL), now in fifth position, and Gruber (GER), now in sixth position, have done a big jump in the ranking. Ozog (POL) dropped one place and is now in seventh position. In the eighth, ninth and tenth position there are respectly Geislinger (AUT), Dolenc (CRO) and Vodisek (SLO).

Positions from 11 to 20 are:

11. Marvin Baumeister-Schoenian

12. Climent Hernandez

13. Mario Calbucci

14. Doronin

15. J. Johnsen

16. Zarka

17. O. Hansen

18. Taradin

19. Glazik

20. Vannucci

Silver fleet

In the Silver Fleet, Giulio Chiti is now in first position. Andrea Beverino have now the second position, while in third and fourth position there are the Russian Elena Kalinina and Britain’s Steph Bridge (first and second in the women’s ranking). In fifth and sixth position there are Valerio Venturi and Enrico Tonon.

In seventh position of the silver fleet there is the local Sardinian Lucas Rey, Eight, Ninth and tenth position for J. O’Connor, Gina Hewson, Luca Marcis.

Position from 11 are:

11. R. Liubimtsev

12. Piras

13. Cruz

14. Ouahmid

15. Casale

16. Borghetti

17. Calbucci

18. Emile Mazeikaite

19. Rowinski

The next races and the discards

The Europeans 2016 of Formula Kite and Kite Foil at Poetto beach in Cagliari, will continue today May 20, 2016, with 3 or 4 more races for both Gold and Silver fleets.  Forecasts for today say: mistral in the morning and then, maybe, breeze.

We would like to remember that everything is still possible and that the positions can quickly change for two reasons:

  • because each race has its own history and any result is always possible;
  • because there are the discards: after completion of 5 races, the riders will be able to discard the worst result obtained in the previous races; after the completion of 10 races, riders could discard the two worst results obtained in previous races!

At the link here below you can find the overall ranking till now: Gold and Silver and the results of each race:

See you later at Poetto beach and tonight for another summay!

The Post has been written by KiteGeneration, Kite school in Cagliari, Sardinia, that has been founded with the aim to promote sea sport activities. like Kitesurf, Surf, SUP.

Main kite spot is Poetto beach, the beach of Cagliari,  that offer perfect conditions for all sea sports.

In any case, every day we choose the kite spot where to kitesurf depending on wind conditions and direction. 

In fact Sardinia is a very windy island (for more info on weather conditions in Sardinia have a look at this article) but we can’t guarantee the availability of wind always in the same kite spot. We can instead always reach a windy spot!

Depending on wind conditions, the spots where KiteGeneration teach kitesurf are:


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