Kitefoil World SeriesTraunsee, Austria
The second stage of the Kitefoil World Series took place in Austria – Traunsee; a spot surrounded by mountains and beautiful landscapes.
A competition that was not easy with the lack of wind during the first three days, although the committee and the athletes were always ready for a start at any minute.
The athletes, despite the frustration of waiting for the wind, were motivated to start this regatta. The breeze finally arrived on Sunday, allowing the athletes to compete in 8 races.
Lauriane Nolot won the title of this stop in the women’s category, with results very close to those of the men.
Here is some feedback from Lauriane following the competition: “I’m very happy with my first place in the women’s category but I particularly remember my 8th place scratch ranking. I love having mixed fleets and competing against the boys, they are fast and have so much experience, I think we have everything to learn from them. Finishing just behind the leading group was my biggest reward. Now it’s time to prepare for the next big events coming up, like the World Cup in Cagliari and then right after the World Championships in Torre Grande. I will stay on my main objectives which are to have fun on the water and show what I am capable of with”.
Congratulations also to Valerio Venturi for his 3rd place in Master and Angelo Soli for his 3rd place in Under 19.