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Hydrofoil Pro Tour hits Frisco

 
"Kitesurfing has just been voted into the 2024 Olympics so the sport is only on the rise, we can expect more of this stuff to come.”

said StFYC’s Event Chair Seth Besse as the skies and waters of San Francisco Bay prepare for the 50 kites of the world’s top hydrofoiling kiteboarders this weekend (June 7-10) for the Hydrofoil Pro Tour hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club.

Fresh off the Tour’s second stop in France, the event will draw some of the best local and international kiters for four days of racing on the City Front.

Britain's Guy Bridge is the current leader after the Tour’s previous stop in Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone, France.

He will face stiff competition from Nico Parlier (FRA), who has won this stop a few years in a row, and Johnny Heineken (StFYC), local standout and holder of multiple world titles, who finished third last year.

Joey Pasquali (StFYC) finished right behind him in fifth overall - look for both of them on the race course this year, joined by the Tour’s Event Chair, Seth Besse (StFYC), and Daniela Moroz (StFYC), who’s been hot on Heineken’s heels in the Thursday Night Series.

For optimal wind conditions, races will be held on the afternoons of Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with up to five races per day.

On Saturday, the kiters will be joined by the local formula windsurfers to compete in the San Francisco Bay Challenge, a distance race to Berkeley and back that will test both strength and strategy.

The Hydrofoil Pro Tour is an annual “by the racers, for the racers” tour that takes the best kitefoilers to the windiest and most spectacular locations around the world.

The first tour stop was in La Ventana, Mexico followed by a second stop in Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone, Montpellier, France.

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