Saturday, 04 December 2021 19:20

Axel Mazella and Poema Newland have become champions of Gran Canaria, the fifth and final event of the 2021 KiteFoil World Series. Both French riders have also been crowned champions of the 2021 season. For Mazella, this is his third World Series title to go with his victories in 2017 and 2019. For Newland, her maiden victory in the Series is the perfect conclusion to a dramatic year of improvement.

Friday, 03 December 2021 18:26

Day three of the 2021 KiteFoil World Series Gran Canaria saw the breeze gusting too strongly for the riders to get out through the shore break at Playa de las Burras. Again no racing, but few murmurs of disappointment from the fleet.

Thursday, 02 December 2021 17:59

The ‘racing postponed’ flags were displayed at 2pm on day two of the 2021 KiteFoil World Series Gran Canaria. Winds gusting over 30 knots at the Playa de las Burras meant no racing for the day. Even so, top German rider Flo Gruber ventured out for some high-wind kitefoiling practice in gnarly conditions.

Wednesday, 01 December 2021 18:48

Asked what a Frenchman eats for breakfast in Spain, today’s winner smiled: “I eat an English breakfast in Spain. Look at my skinny legs! I need bigger legs to go faster, and that’s why I need an English breakfast.”

Another rider familiar with the Great British breakfast is Connor Bainbridge who powered his way to victory in the opening race, with Mazella breathing down the Briton’s neck all the way to the high-speed finish. Bainbridge followed up with three second places and would have taken second in the last race of the afternoon but for a crash just before the finish line which dropped him to third.

Tuesday, 30 November 2021 17:51

The five-event 2021 KiteFoil World Series is about to reach its climax for the season. This Saturday, 4 December, the winners of the season will be crowned at the conclusion of Event No.5, the 2021 KiteFoil World Series Gran Canaria.

The contest takes place from 1 to 4 December and, while most of Europe is suffering in the depths of a chilly winter, the Canary Islands continue to enjoy Saharan levels of sunshine and healthy amount of wind. All perfect ingredients for the high-speed foil racers to show off their precision skills and physical courage to the world. There are 24 competitors from 14 countries and three continents.

Saturday, 27 November 2021 18:55

Big offshore gusts and sunny skies delivered a barnstorming conclusion to the 2021 KiteFoil World Series Fuerteventura. Max Maeder of Singapore came out on top of a thrilling duel with Axel Mazella from France. Poema Newland of France dominated the women’s division, winning the trophy ahead of Great Britain’s Ellie Aldridge.

Friday, 26 November 2021 18:41

Rain clouds played havoc with day three of 2021 KiteFoil World Series Fuerteventura, the wind never settling down sufficiently for any racing.

Thursday, 25 November 2021 19:14

Fifteen years old but strong as on old ox, Singapore’s Max Maeder was fast out of the blocks at the 2021 KiteFoil World Series Fuerteventura. Three back-to-back bullets in the pre-lunch session of double-lap races launched Maeder into an early and decisive lead. 

Wednesday, 24 November 2021 20:00

Even when there was no racing on day 1 of the 2021 KiteFoil World Series Fuerteventura, the 48 sailors still make their own fun. With ages ranging in the fleet from 14 to early 50s, from keen weekend warriors to Olympic aspirants, there is a great appetite for enjoying beach life, even when the breeze refuses to get up over 5 knots.

Tuesday, 23 November 2021 22:03

World-class foiling competition is about to get going in the year-round warmth of the Canary Islands, as 48 competitors line up for the start of the 2021 KiteFoil World Series Fuerteventura.

Today was registration day, and maybe a chance for some final practice. But a rare day of no wind on the Risco del Paso beach sent the sailors off in search of an alternative watersport, a bit of old-school surfing. Every day is a learning day, even when you can’t put a kite in the sky.

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