Sunday, 24 July 2022 19:54

The final day of the KiteFoil World Series Gizzeria in Italy produced three highly-deserving winners after a quick-fire Medal Series.


    •    Light winds of 9 to 10 knots but kiteboard speeds clocked at up to 30.5 knots
    •    Medal Series format opens the door for all top 10 to win gold...
    •    ...but the yellow bibs prove too dominant to give away their advantage
    •    Lauriane Nolot is crowned Queen of Gizzeria as she beats Daniela Moroz
    •    Denis Taradin pulls off a daring move to secure gold seconds before the finish
    •    Gian Stragiotti adds the A’s Youth European title to his World title

Saturday, 23 July 2022 18:30

Day 3 of the KiteFoil World Series Gizzeria in Italy was the most interesting yet, with some significant moves on the leaderboard in warm winds of 12 to 16 knots.


    •    Stronger winds and a more open race course changed the pecking order
    •    Lauriane Nolot was Queen of Gizzeria with four wins from five races
    •    Denis Taradin seizes back the yellow bib from Toni Vodisek
    •    Just a perfect day for Gian Stragiotti in the A’s Youth Europeans

Friday, 22 July 2022 21:05

Day 2 of KiteFoil World Series Gizzeria produced slightly lighter winds and threw some subtly different challenges at the 96 riders competing in the south of Italy.


    •    Lighter winds of 10 knots make for a trickier challenge
    •    Ellie Aldridge wins two races to move into the yellow bib of the women’s fleet
    •    Toni Vodisek takes the yellow bib from Denis Taradin in the men’s fleet
    •    Gian Stragiotti extends his lead in the A’s Youth Europeans

Thursday, 21 July 2022 21:03

Day 1 of KiteFoil World Series Gizzeria in the south of Italy asked as many questions as it provided answers for the 96 competitors. Safe starboard tack, or risky port tack at the start? Both strategies were working at different times.


    •    Denis Taradin forgets his bib but remembers how to win
    •    Poema Newland and Daniela Moroz tied at the top of the women’s fleet
    •    Gian Stragiotti leads the A’s Youth Europeans
    •    The Dilemma: no clear winning strategy from starting on port or starboard.

Wednesday, 20 July 2022 19:36

Almost 100 of the most accomplished riders representing over 20 countries from 5 continents are ready to compete in the KiteFoil World Series Gizzeria in the south of Italy over the next four days from 21 to 24 July.


    •    Daniela Moroz and Denis Taradin are the defending champions at Gizzeria
    •    Port-tack start is a powerful option, if you’re brave or fool enough
    •    Gian Stragiotti of Switzerland is favourite for the A’s Youth European title.

Sunday, 19 June 2022 21:39

Young riders Julia Damasiewicz (POL) and Martin Dolenc (CRO) both became first-time winners of a World Series event today at the conclusion of KiteFoil World Series Traunsee in Austria.

With only one race completed after three days of competition, the pressure was on to squeeze in as much racing as possible on the final day. With higher than average air temperatures of almost 30 degrees Celsius in Upper Austria, the thermal breeze on the 12km-long freshwater lake struggled to kick into gear.

Saturday, 18 June 2022 23:05

There were three race winners on day three of KiteFoil World Series Traunsee, although it wasn’t an outcome to please everyone.

After no racing the previous two days of scheduled competition, the 6 to 8 knot breeze offered some hope of getting some racing completed. There was never a lot of weight or certainty to the breeze however, with the top of the race course always looking soft near the windward mark.

Friday, 17 June 2022 23:13

The fickle lake winds tantalised the riders with the prospect of racing on day two of the KiteFoil World Series Traunsee in Austria, only to send their hopes crashing to the water.

Time and again the race committee attempted a race start for the men in yellow and blue qualifying groups, but the disappearing breeze at the top of the course made it impossible for the riders to keep their kites in the sky.

Thursday, 16 June 2022 19:03

Chaotic mountain weather meant no racing for day one of the KiteFoil World Series Traunsee in Austria. Warm weather and scarcely a breath of wind was suddenly interrupted by sudden gusts and lashings of rain. Kitefoil racing wasn’t an option. Instead the 58 male and female riders had to make their fun in different and creative ways. 

Wednesday, 15 June 2022 22:22

Fifty-eight of the most accomplished riders from 26 nations and five continents are ready to compete in the KiteFoil World Series Traunsee in Austria over the next four days from 16 to 19 June.

Registration day produced perfect foiling conditions on spectacular Traunsee, Austria’s answer to Lake Garda. With the blazing sun driving air temperatures up to 28 degrees celsius, the thermal winds rose to 16 knots in the southern section of the 12km-long lake near Salzburg.

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