The Formula Kite World championship was held in Oman and was an evenly contested event. The winner of the men’s kite world championship was Nico Parlier from France. He had a very good and dramatic week in Oman and finally was able to win the title. It was a close to perfect display by Nico in Oman for a week and this is what landed him the world championship title. He showed great pace and was guaranteed of winning the title even before the start of the last race. That was the dominance showcased by Nico. This world championship title is an addition to the KiteFoil Class word title that he had earned in Italy last month.
Parlier said that he was very excited about the form that he had shown in Oman. He acknowledged that the competition is getting harder and faced some tough challenges. The speed is improving with every event and is happy that the standard of this sport is picking up.
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The incident in the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race (VOC) has reminded Peter Burling of the dangers involved in the sport. The double Gold medallist watched the fourth leg of the race in New Zealand after being excused from Team Brunel in a pre-planned break from the race.
Burling is expected to rejoin his team early next month when they begin the trip to Auckland. He says going forward safety will be a major issue following the incident with Vestas 11th Hour Racing. The leg from Melbourne to Hong Kong saw an incident involving the racing vessel and a fishing vessel. It happened 30 miles off the coast of Hong Kong on Saturday. The 10 crew members were thrown into the sea while the fisherman was injured and then rushed to the hospital where he later died. Continue reading “4TH LEG INCIDENT REMINDS BURLING OF SAILING DANGERS”