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First ever British CR:X Kite Race

The first ever British CR:X Kite Race has been completed at the Seafarers Sailing Club, Hill Head. Video here . . .

Weekend #1 of the British CR:X Kite Race series started in style at a fantastic venue with great action on the water.

Light wind and thick fog on Saturday morning gave the 20 competitors a chance to go over the new one design kite race equipment.

This unique set up allows racers of all standards to compete on a level paying field and has the advantage of being convertible meaning the same board can be configured as a TwinTip or Foil.

As the wind built competitors took to the water to ride CR:X in the foil configuration.

A convention windward/leeward course was set and by the afternoon hard fought, matched racing was taking place with fast action in just 8knts of wind.

Three races were completed with Russell Farrington just taking the overall win ahead of Tom Buggy. Adam Farrington and Ian Savage battled it out for the next podium finish with Adam securing 3rd at the last race.

The Sunday forecast was for strong on shore winds by 11am.

The expected on shore wind did not fill in so the on shore figure of 8 course was changed to a cross shore down wind slalom with jumps.

By lunch time the wind had built enough for the U17’s to race.

Adam Farrington won his first race with a cracking start and a critical mistake by Stan Hart gave Adam his second 1st.

This meant that both Stan and Jasmin Wallis had a 2nd and 3rd each, so it was down to the last race to secure the final rankings.

The last race was tense as the competitors lined up on the starting line. Stan showed his Youth Olympic class by dominating the final race and securing a win giving him a 2nd overall.

Foil Results:
1st Russell Farrington
2nd Tom Buggy
3rd Adam Farrington

U17 KiteCross Results:
1st Adam Farrington
2nd Stan Hart
3rd Jas Wallis Kitesurfing

RESTUBE Prize for Most Rescues: Adam Farrington
Best performing Club: Bournemouth & Poole Kitesurf Club

Weekend #2 – Poole is just round the corner and is expected to deliver more fantastic racing. Entry is now open: Book here for Poole

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