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Lord of the Wind Day 1

On January 16, 2015   |   By thekiteboarder.com

This years event started out with a Tamale Cook Off Championshipslast night with over 100 people in attendance and they were treated to the best tamales that Los Barriles has to offer.

With solid wind forecasted (12 to 17 knots) for the remainder of the event and a enthusiastic crowd on the beach, racers started the day with Course racing. Two time defending championBryan Lakehas returned to defend his Overall Title while showing no intention of relinquishing his crown to former LOTW champion Julien Kerneurwho flew in from France in hopes of dethroning Bryan.

Bryan Lake and Julien Kerneur battle it out for first on a downwind leg.

Bryan Lake and Julien Kerneur battle it out for first on a upwind leg.

For 2015, LOTW has hired world renowned race directorRobbie Deanto manage this year’s event. Robbie’s is both a formidable competitor on the water as well as seasoned event organizer as the Director of Racing for St Francis Yacht Club as well as an active member on the Board of the AKA and IKA organizations.

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This year’s event introduces a new format in which overall champion will be based on cumulative scores from all competitive disciplines instead of just the top finisher in the final race. Divisions points will be earned from the following disciplines:Slalom, Open Kite Racing, Hydrofoil Kite Racing, Big Air & Freestyle.

Each first place men’s winner $1000, women’s $250 and $ for 2nd and third as well.

Friday starts off with Slalom racing.

Here are todaysprovisional results as of 17:49 on January 15, 2015

Elite Fleet

Sailed: 4, Discards: 0, To count: 4, Entries: 8, Scoring system: Appendix A
RankBibFirstNameLastNameFleetNatM/FSponsorsR1R2R3R4TotalNett1st35AdamWithingtonEliteMAguera,Spotz2.02.01.01.06.06.02nd22JulienKernerEliteMAirush1.01.02.09.0 DNF13.013.03rd45BryanLakeEliteMTminus95.05.03.02.015.015.04th15ChipWassonElite%3

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