Focusing solely on racing at the Beetle Kitesurf World Cup, the seventh day of competition proved to fit well with the conditions, as wind was light, yet perfectly suitable for the continuation of course racing. With 8-14 knots of wind, racers entered the water in the early morning, hungry for a day full of racing action. At this point, Riccardo Leccese (COL) and Christine Bonniger (GER) held first place positioning, and hoped to keep it that way.
Four races were completed with a new leader at the end of the day. Bryan Lake of the USA won all four races and now leads from Leccese with John Hieneken of the USA. Bonniger keeps her lead in the women's event, leading from Katja Roose of the Netherlands.
A new confirmed tour stop has been finalized. Haikou, Haiman Island, China will host the 2012 PKRA World Tour Event – Hainan International Kitesurf Festival. This event will take place from the 12th-18th of November and will feature both racing and freestyle disciplines. Tour organizers and the PKRA are very much looking forward to this first-time event and remain eager for its 2012 debut. And as the biggest kiteboarding event to ever take place in China, this tour stop will surely be one to remember.
13 July 2012 19:34