Sunday, 03 December 2023 15:43

- Medal Series for top 10 men and women in light and shifty conditions
- Max Maeder beats Toni Vodisek for gold in the men's competition
- Jingle Chen slipTomasoni Lauriane Nolot takes the women's title
- Maeder and Nolot also take the season championship title for 2023

Lauriane Nolot and Max Maeder have won the women’s and men’s competition at the Lakewood Hills KiteFoil World Series China in Zhuhai. Their victories in China mean Nolot and Maeder have also become overall KiteFoil World Series Champions for the 2023 season.

While the French and Singaporean riders certainly started the week as favourites, their closest rivals forced them to race at their very best if they were going to take out the titles.

Saturday, 02 December 2023 10:08

- Four races in shifty breeze of 10 to 13 knots
- Martin Dolenc wishes he'd cut his hair earlier in the week
- Toni Vodisek grabs the yellow bib back from Max Maeder
- Jingle Chen holds the women's yellow bib advantage over Lauriane Nolot

According to the Old Testament legend of Samson, when Delilah cut his hair he lost all his power. The opposite appears to be true for Martin Dolenc. Having had his hair cut on Friday evening in the Chinese city of Zhuhai, the Croatian rider finally got his mojo back.

After two difficult days on the water, not least an exploding kite in a particularly nasty gust at the end of a blustery day two, day three of the Lakewood Hills KiteFoil World Series China was when things came good for the freshly-shorn Dolenc.

Friday, 01 December 2023 13:34

- Four more races in ever increasing breeze, gusting close to 30 knots
- Jingle Chen overtakes Lauriane kitefoilinge women
- Max Maeder wins 3 out of 4 to move ahead of Toni Vodisek
- Many feel the fear, but not Joseph Jonathan Weston from Thailand

Spiky, gusty conditions took the world’s best kiteboarders to the edge of control on day two of the Lakewood Hills KiteFoil World Series China.

Thursday, 30 November 2023 09:13

- Competition begins with four back-to-back short-course races in shifty breeze
- Three months away from racing and Toni Vodisek is leading the men
- Lauriane Nolot takes the lead in the women and is starting to enjoy China
- Flo Gruber is getting experimental with a new kite

Such was Lauriane Nolot’s concern about the food on her first visit to China, she packed a few kilos of precautionary pasta and pesto in her baggage. The Formula Kite World Champion from France was also concerned about what it would be like on the water in Zhuhai, but Nolot enjoyed a very good first day of competition at the Lakewood Hills KiteFoil World Series China.

Wednesday, 29 November 2023 10:08

- International fleet lining up against strong Chinese squad
- A renewal of rivalriwaterxween the 2022 and 2023 men's World Champions
- Women's Formula Kite World Champion Lauriane Nolot in China for first time
- Italian women ready to test their skills after intensive training period

International riders have been getting ready for the climax of the KiteFoil World Series 2023 in Zhuhai China. Racing in the Lakewood Hills KiteFoil World Series China begins on Thursday and concludes this Sunday.

Sunday, 15 October 2023 19:29

Winds of wildly different strengths and directions for the Medal Series
Julia Damasiewicz & Denis Taradin battle their way to bronze medals
Nolot and Maeder triumph again, a week after victory in Austria
Kitefoil World Series concludes with big prizemoney climax in China

Kitefoil World Series Italy reached a crescendo of drama as the top 10 men and women contested the new Medal Series format in the south of Sardinia. Ultimately the pre-event favourites, Max Maeder and Lauriane Nolot, prevailed to win gold in the men's and women's events, although there were plenty of twists and turns along the way.

Saturday, 14 October 2023 18:50

Two races in light, fickle southerly wind of 5 to 8 knots
Race wins for female riders Julia Damasiewicz and Maggie Pescetto
Nolot and Whitehead book their spots in the women’s final
Maeder wins two more races and even tries a port-tack start
Places in the men’s final for Maeder and Boschetti

Light winds brought some different faces to the front of the fleet on day three of Kitefoil World Series Italy in Sardinia. Racing in light, fickle southerly wind of 5 to 8 knots, the key was to get up on the foils and stay on the foils at all possible costs.

Friday, 13 October 2023 18:22

Four races in 9 to 13 knots of southerly wind and blue skies
Maeder and Boschetti’s duel continues at the front of the men’s fleet
Lauriane Nolot overtakes Breiana Whitehead in the women
Cameron Maramenides is the surprise package of the day, climbing to fourth

Friday the 13th turned out to be full of fortune for the top seeds on day two of Kitefoil World Series Italy in Sardinia. Racing in 9 to 13 knots of southerly wind and unblemished blue skies, French Formula Kite World Champion Lauriane Nolot was first woman in all four races to take the lead from Breiana Whitehead of Australia. Elena Lengwiler continues to impress with her rapid progress as a relative newcomer to the sport, the Swiss rider sitting in third overall after eight races.

Thursday, 12 October 2023 18:42

- Four races in 7 to 12 knots of wind gets the event off to a good start
- Boschetti and Maeder matched on points at the top
- Breiana Whitehead narrowly leads the women
- Port-tack starters reap the rewards of their high-risk approach

Lorenzo Boschetti was fast out of the blocks on day one of Kitefoil World Series Italy in Sardinia. The Italian rider won the first of four races in an afternoon session where the fleet was racing out of Poetto Beach near Cagliari in about 7 to 9 knots of wind. Reigning World Champion Max Maeder from Singapore took the winner’s gun in the next heat but Boschetti bounced back with a win in the next.

Wednesday, 11 October 2023 16:51

The world’s fastest kiteboarders are launching their kites in Cagliari in the south of Sardinia for Kitefoil World Series Italy. Taking place from 11 to 15 October, the international riders love competing out of Poetto Beach on the south coast of the spectacular Italian island in the Mediterranean. Even so late in the European season the air temperature will be in the high 20s Celsius and the water still warm enough for riding in a shorty wetsuit.

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