Monday, 29 May 2023 08:37

Ejder ‘EJ’ Ginyol had been playing catch-up all week in the Masters' Worlds, after a poor opening day. The Turkish rider finally came good in the last race, finishing second while the front runner all week, Billy Guy-Maupas from France, could only manage 9th in the fading breeze. Ginyol won the world title by two points, with Guy-Maupas second and the Grand Masters world champion James Johnsen from Denmark also taking third overall. Thailand’s Benyapa Jantawan won the women’s Masters fleet, with Monika Zizlavska from the Czech Republic in second and Claire Morel from France in third.

Friday, 26 May 2023 19:11

In the Kitefoil Open Masters World Championship, Turkey’s Ejder ‘EJ’ Ginyol continues a strong comeback as he tries to close the gap to series leader Billy Guy-Maupas from France. “It was a tough day,” said Ginyol. “The competition didn't start very well for me. The first day, my mind was a little bit out of focus because last week I twisted my knee and I was so nervous over the last week. Would I be fit enough? I rested as much as I could. I didn't walk, I didn't train, I didn't do any practice. But then on the first day I made lots of mistakes.

Friday, 26 May 2023 06:48
  • Breeze of 7 to 9 knots, gusting up to 16 knots later in the day
  • Threat of thunder and lightning brought fleet ashore early
  • Good day for Turkey in the Masters Worlds
Thunder and lightning in the Sardinian sky brought an early close to competition on day two in Torregrande.
It wasn’t all bad though, with three of the four  in the Formula Kite Youth European Championship and four races in the Kitefoil Open Masters World Championship.
Wednesday, 24 May 2023 21:56

Warm winds of 8 to 16 knots in Torregrande, Sardinia

Billy Guy Maupas leads Masters Worlds after four heats

After four races in warm winds of 8 to 16 knots, some clear patterns are already beginning to emerge in the three world-class kitefoiling contests taking place in Torregrande, Sardinia.

For riders aged 35 and over, this is the Masters World Championship. Denmark’s James Johnsen won the opening heat but the next three wins went to Billy Guy Maupas from France. Aged 52, Johnsen was very happy with his first day in Torregrande. “It was such a good day on the water,” said the dedicated Dane. “I was on my 23 [square metre kite] all day, and it felt very good.

Wednesday, 24 May 2023 16:54

After a rainy, stormy period of weather across Italy, the weather seems to be coming good in time for the regatta in Torregrande, Sardinia

A fleet of 28 male and female riders entered for the Masters Worlds

An international group of talented riders are getting ready to contest the Kitefoil Open Masters World Championship in the Marina di Torregrande in Oristano, Sardinia.

Taking place from 22 to 28 May 2023, the event is the latest in a long line of world-class kitefoiling regattas to be staged in this part of the Italian island. In recent years Oristano has earned a reputation as one of the most reliable arenas for high-speed wind-powered watersports.

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.

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