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Foiling Formula Kite Class Santander Spain

Parlier wins the World Cup Series in Santander!

On June 16, 2017   |   By

Parlier crowned Sailing World Cup Series Champion in the Foiling Formula Kite Class



Six new World Cup Series champions have been crowned after a day of Medal Races were played out in Santander, Spain, last weekend.

Racing concluded in the Men’s and Women’s Windsurfers, Men’s and Women’s Skiff, the Mixed Multihull and the Foiling Formula Kiteboarding with five new World Cup champions and one successful defence.

After a morning postponement, Medal Races kicked off on the Dune racing area in a light, fickle and challenging 5-8 knot north easterly breeze that tested sailors and the race committee alike.

Watch back all of theMedal Races here –

Nico Parlier (FRA) was head and shoulders above the Foiling Formula Kiteboarding fleet all week long and confirmed gold with ease. His victory ends Oliver Bridge’s three-year run of World Cup Series victories but Bridge did enough to clinch silver.

On the week, Parlier commented, “It was very good, great weather and atmosphere. We have been doing six races every day, so it has been fun. I have been training a lot for this and I was quite good at reading the wind, that’s very important in Kiteboarding.

Riccardo Leccese managed to climb into third after Guy Bridge (GBR) droppeddown tosecond place as he was unable to finish two of the day’s final series races in the extremely light winds.

Here’s the TOP 5 after 12qualifying series, 12final series races (4discards), and 3 single counting non-discardable medal races:

1. Nicolas Parlier (FRA) – 27pts
2. Oliver Bridge(GBR) – 54pts
3. Riccardo Leccese (ITA) – 70 pts
4. GuyBridge (GBR)– 72pts
5. Denis Taradin (RUS) – 87pts

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