Formula KiteFirst Day of race

19 May 2022

TORRE GRANDE, FIRST DAY OF RACING IN THE GULF OF ORISTANO

DAY 1 CLASSIFICATION:

AMONG THE BOYS, FIRST PLACES FOR MAEDER, PIANOSI, HUANG

AMONG THE GIRLS, FIRST PLACES FOR ARCISZ, ZUCKERMAN, DAMASIEWICZ

 

 

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First day of racing in the Gulf of Oristano for the ninety athletes of the Formula Kite Youth World Championship 2022. The athletes left the mainland in the early afternoon to start the races only around 4pm, when the weather conditions allowed the start of the competitions. It is recalled that the start can take place every day from 11am, today’s postponement was caused by the weak wind. In all, there were 16 races: two U21 men’s fleets (blue and yellow), one U21 women’s fleet, and one A’s Youth Foil comprising both U15s and U17s. The first ranking at the end of the first day of world regattas sees, among the athletes, Maximilian Maeder from Singapore, Riccardo Pianosi from Team Italy and Qibin Huang from Team China. Among the athletes, Nina Arcisz of Team Poland, together with Julia Damasiewicz are in first and third place respectively, among them Gal Zuckerman of Team Israel. Here the updated rankings: https://formulakite.org

“The wind rotated for at least two quadrants,” commented Sergio Cantagalli, event manager of the event, “it was a particularly intense day on the technical front of the positioning of the courses due to an unstable wind that then shifted towards the west towards the evening and gave the opportunity to complete the day’s programme with no less than 16 races.”

Until Sunday 22 May, every morning at 10am, the athletes will gather for the rider’s meeting. The public will be able to follow the races from the beach. On Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 May the “Formula Kite Youth World Championship 2022” will reach the final stages, which will be followed live worldwide and with technical commentary in English. The categories on the water will be Under 21, 17 and 15 and the athletes will have to follow the rules that will be observed at the Paris 2024 Olympics.

Ph. Credits: Luca Piana

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