They’re back. After a long, forced, leap year, the kiters and the KiteFoil World Series are back for a full season. The first event of the year kicks off tomorrow, June 8th, in Gizzeria, Italy, at Hang Loose Beach Club, a very appreciated spot among kiters around Europe. The sea breeze blew consistently all afternoon from north-west with flat water, for the fun of the many athletes who tested the racecourse today, eager to get their boards flying.
The maximum number of entries was struck way before the deadline, and 100 athletes from 26 nations will hit the water tomorrow for the first race scheduled at 12am. Five windward-leeward races each day for the two fleets: blue and yellow on Thursday and Friday, gold and silver on the weekend based on their first two days qualification results. All the categories will be on the same course, as the KiteFoil World Series are open. Men, Women, Youth (U19) and Masters (35+) will all race together from tomorrow until Sunday, June 11th when the 15,000 Euros prize pot will be shared among the top ten Women and Men.