Results Day 1 2011 North American Kiteboarding Course Racing Championship San Juan, Puerto Rico

Posted on July 15, 2011 by 15knots

2011 North American Kiteboarding Course Racing Championship
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Day 1 started out with pretty light wind around 5-8 knots increasing later to around 14-15 knots during the first and only race. The race was a windward leeward in the waters of Punta Las Marias in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Top Kiteboarding racers from around the world battled for position. During the race, a few riders got sucked into dry reef knocking them off their boards and on to the water. Adam Koch was one of them, but he was able to get back in the board quickly enough to win first place.

The second race started out with the wind dying from 9-10 knots to around 5 knots. Some riders made it barely upwind before the wind came down, which was when other riders dropped their kites in the water and had to be picked up by boats. Others made it to the shore and had to walk with their heavy gear back to the event site. This race was abandoned.

The third race was cancelled due to a huge storm that filled in from west to east with lightning.

Overall one race was ran during day 1.

The forecast for the next few days is 6-11 knots. Stay tuned.

Results as of July 15, 2011

2011 North American Kite Racing Championships from Manuel Baez on Vimeo.

Damien Leroy and Gary walking to event site with a heavy load

The storm that finished the day of Kite Racing on the third race