As the press service of the Sailing school “Krestovsky island”, Denis Taradin the lead after 16 races, 2019 Formula Kite Asian Championships. Separation from going the second the Italian Mario Calbucci is 16 points.
On the first day of competition in China passed the check and inspection equipment, – said Denis. – The next morning – two-hour opening ceremony with dancing and fireworks, and for 12 hours a day was already appointed as the first start. In the men’s fleet are 16 people in female – 9. Competitions are the last stage of qualification for world beach games, which will hold Olympic Committee in October in San Diego, United States.
The current competitions are held at tropical latitudes, the humidity is 70-80%, the temperature of 28-30 degrees and the water in the South China sea is 28 degrees 100 metres from the coast and under the 36-38 near the shore, where the hot sand warms it like walk in tub. The wind is mostly from 6 to 12 knots. But if the Typhoon comes, then blowing “in all the pies”.
As for the sports part, the first day was intense, full of diverse parishes. The first race began with three drops of that into plastic bags, which was very strange. Beihai seems much cleaner than the more Northern cities of China, and in training I didn’t noticed the abundance of trash in the water. Fortunately, it was all the packages I got that day. The rest of the race passed without surprises. The average course time of 12 minutes, at the end of the day receipts: 11-1-1.
The next day had 5 races for men and 6 races the girls to catch up with the schedule. The morning launched a Chinese riders on twintip (they then pass the national slalom). Then we were sent into the water. The conditions were at the time on a 21m kite: smooth water and 8-10 knots of wind. Before the rain spent 3 race. Two of them I came first, and one on the downwind, competing with Mario Colluci from Italy, fell in turn before the wind. In the end, finished fourth. When the rain stopped, we had another two races still to 21m kites. They passed without surprises – the first two places.
The position of the leaders at the moment in 2019 Formula Kite Asian Championships:
Top five men after 16 races (three discards)
1 Denis Taradin (RUS) 14pts
2 Mario Calbucci (ITA) 30pts
3 Ginyol Ejder (TUR) 37 pts
4 Sam Bullock (NZL) 45 pts
5 Lukas Walton-Keim (NZL) 55 pts
Top five women after 16 races (three discards)
1 Woyciechowska Magdalena (POL) 22pts
2 Julia Damasiewicz (POL) 32pts
3 Natalie Flintrop-Clarke (AUS) 41pts
4 Jingle Chen (CHN) 44pts
5 Jantawan Benyapa (THA) 57pts