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Final Results: KiteFoil World Series in China

On September 10, 2019   |   By kiteworldmag.com

Slovenian teenager makes it consecutive wins with triumph at KiteFoil World Series in China

SloveniasToni Vodisekclinched victory in dramatic fashion at the death of theKiteFoil World Seriessecond tour stop atWeifang Binhai, north-east China, after four action-packed days of tight racing in near-perfect conditions.

 

finalists for the IKA Kitefoil World Series on the podium

photo: IKA/ Alex Schwarz

 

Vodisek, 19, who dominated the tours first act inGizzeria, Italy, in July, suffered a catastrophic crash while leading in the final days last race. He struck something in the water pushing hard on the first downwind leg, breaking his kite lines and putting him out of the race.

But by then the teenager, who exploded into the top echelon this season, had already done enough in the regattas two final days to guarantee another top podium finish that puts him on course for theInternational Kiteboarding Association (IKA) KiteFoilworld title to be decided at the series finale on the Italian resort island ofSardinianext month.

 

IKA Kitefoil World Series in race shot

photo: IKA/ Alex Schwarz

 

Before that, though,Vodisekwill again find himself pitched against the toughest opposition in a few days time at the tours third stop, also in China, on Fujian provincesPingtanisland, where the windier conditions pose an altogether different challenge from the closing travails of Weifang.

 

IKA Kitefoil World Series womens podium

photo: IKA/ Alex Schwarz

 

Four-time Formula Kite world champion, Daniela Moroz (USA), rode among the nine women in the 35-strong mixed fleet from 15 nations, was also able to keep up with the top guys and far outpace her women rivals, eventually finishing 12th overall.

My last day was alright, said Moroz. Finally I had a clean start, something Id struggled with in the last few days. I was happy with the speed off the start. Id been trying to go off the boat end. But I made a decision to switch to the middle of the line and it worked much better for me. Happy with that.

 

See the full results tables here

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