The best way to describe the ensuing ten miles is side-chop. The first half of the race was 90% right side paddling and the second half 90% left side. The wind was southwest. There was chop from that combining with a south swell combining with a northwest wind swell combining with backwash. Pretty sweet. So sweet, in fact, that during the race the safety team decided to shorten the race.
The Fourth Annual Delta Board Meeting is taking place on June 23 and 24, 2018 at Riverview Park in Pittsburg, California. Competitors in big air, freestyle, and an all new poker run will be judged by the Board of Directors.
Race One started with all but Johnny Heineken (1,1,1) and Joey Pasquali (3,4,3) starting on starboard. Johnny and Joey just squeaked across the fleet and headed out. As the fleet tacked out Joey and Johnny were looking launched, but as we got closer to the lay line the fleet inside clearly had more pressure. At the windward mark it was Joey, then Johnny but followed by Daniella Moroz (2,2,5) and Kai Calder (4,7,9)
Joey Pasquali (8,2,3) reached the lay line first coming in fast on the starboard. Daniella Moroz on a 19M kite went to tack inside but she got lofted and Joey couldn’t avoid quickly enough. Both Joey and Daniella ended up swimming. Next came Johnny Heineken (4,1,1) and Gabriel Wicke coming in as the carnage was unfolding.
The third stop of the 2018 Hydrofoil Pro Tour will take place in San Francisco, California at the St. Francis Yacht Club on June 6–10th, 2018. Anyone who has raced at this iconic location will tell you that they can’t wait to get back. F-One & Manera in North America are proud sponsors of this year’s event and we can’t wait for the battle to be underway!
Fun night, flat water and good breeze. Tonight, was one of those nights that picking the right kite was an art not a science. 30 minutes before the start everyone was thinking 8s or 9s but by the time 5:15 rolled around about half the fleet decided to go big on 10s or 11s.
Calling all junior kiteboarders! A new freestyle and park competition will be held July 16 – 19th for all junior’s under the age of 20 this summer in Hood River, Oregon. Competition classes will be divided into four categories: Boys U21, Boys U15, Girls U21, Girls U15 *These age categories may shift based on registration numbers. F-One & Manera are proud to support this event!