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5 October 2012

2012 Kiteboarding Racing World Championship – Day 1


Cagliari, Sardinia (Italy) - Good start in style for the Kiteboard Racing World Championship in Cagliari.
The light Scirocco breeze picked -up in the afternoon at Poetto beach , allowing three races in each of the four fleets  the competitors were divided (three male fleets and one female).
The first day of competition had appeared uncertain, in the eyes of the 195 competitors (including 42 women). Until noon, the weather kept everyone calm down, to finalize the preparation of their boards and kite  and deal with the sailing instructions during the skippers meeting. A little later, the rise of a breeze from the south has was prompted by the committee to start competition. All competitors left the beach in a few minutes coloring the sky with hundreds kites and reaching the racing area, not far from the shoreline.
The show lasted until late afternoon.
Today (5th October) the qualification rounds will continue in order to give the names of the 50 finalists in the man Gold Race and 20 in the women that will battle on Saturday to reach the medal race.
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