2021 KiteFoil World Series Fuerteventura
2021 KiteFoil World Series Fuerteventura – Day 1
by International Kiteboarding Association Nov 25 2:04 AM PST
November 24-26, 2021
The art of having fun one day without a race – 2021 KiteFoil World Series Fuerteventura day 1 Â© IKA Media / Sailing Energy
Even when there had been no race on day one of the KiteFoil World Series Fuerteventura 2021, the 48 sailors are still having fun.
With ages ranging from the fleet of 14 through their early fifties, from avid weekend warriors to Olympic aspirants, there is a great appetite for enjoying beach life, even when the breeze refuses to rise above. 5 knots.
Some sailors fly their kites on the beach, fine-tuning the lines of the Dyneema for perfect control, others use up their competition juice on contested games of volleyball or football. Or even play in front of the crowd with gravity-defying backflips.
When the race is scheduled for the day because there is not enough wind, most sailors immediately leave the boat park and return to their accommodation. Instead, Riccardo Pianosi and Ulysses Dereeper raced their 21-meter kites over a 50-meter sand dune, leaping the moon up the steep hill and launching out to sea, sometimes flying 8. meters or more above the sand. Dangerous but a good way to increase adrenaline levels.
Thirty minutes after the race was officially called off and the sailors should have taken the shuttle back to the Royal Suite hotel, the wind picked up just enough to draw some onto the water for late-breaking action. afternoon. The wind was not strong enough to hold back the kites of the less fortunate and their huge sails crashed into the water. It was not in the plan and makes the job tedious but important to dry the kite before the start of the competition tomorrow.
With stronger trade winds forecast to recover in the Canary Islands for the remainder of the week, there is a higher level of confidence that navigation will continue. Thomas Beckett, a Copenhagen lawyer in his 40s, is here with his son Emil and two of his nephews, Asger and Johan. âWe have a great time on the kitefoil circuit even when there is no race. It’s great to come here with your own family and meet friends from all over the world. Fuerteventura is a great place for water sports. The boys had a really good wind when they were here before, they were going fast on the 9 meter kites so I’m confident he will come for the next few days.
With no race finished today, the plan is for six on Thursday, first start at 12:30 p.m. on Risco del Paso beach. All the action from the last two days of the regatta, which took place on Friday and Saturday, will be featured on Facebook Livestream.