Riders Becalmed as Wind Refuses to Play Ball

Riders at the Formula Kite worlds suffered a frustrating day on the beach under cloudless skies as the wind refused to blow until the last moment when a light breeze kicked in, but too late to get competition underway.

The 60 racers from 19 nations at the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) Formula Kite World Championships will be hoping the breezes forecast for the coming days prove accurate so that the race directors can make up any deficit.

MEN Overall standings after five races (one discard):

1 Nico Parlier (FRA, Ozone/Mike’s Lab) — 4pts
2 Riccardo Leccese (ITA, Ozone/Mike’s Lab) — 5pts
3 Maxime Nocher (MON, F-One/Banga) — 8pts

WOMEN Overall standings after four races (one discard):

1 Daniela Moroz (USA, Ozone/Mike’s Lab) — 4pts
2 Elena Kalinina (RUS, Elf/Banga) — 8pts
3 Steph Bridge (GBR, Flysurfer/Levitaz) —16pts

Full results men:http://formulakite.com/images/documents/2016FormulaKiteWorldsQualifyingMen.pdf
Full results women:http://formulakite.com/images/documents/2016FormulaKiteWorldsOverallWomen.pdf