Pasty Cup: plenty of room for everyone

Denzil Williams was the kiteboarder under the spotlights at the 2011 Pasty Cup, the third round of the British Kite Surfing Association South West Cup.

On Saturday, Long Rock, Penzance, offered perfect winds and kites rose up in the sky for a windward/leeward course of a mile in length. At the front of the pro fleet, a good battle commenced between Lee Harvey and Denzil Williams, until Lee snapped a line during a big crash and had to be rescued.

Gareth Morgan finished second behind Denzil for races 1 and 2. Lee returned for races 3 and 4 taking out the wins in windy conditions now gusting over 40mph. In the AM's fleet, Stubbie sailed well in his first ever race event to take four bullets.

In the Long Distance race, a 4.7 mile course was set around Mounts Bay, starting at Long Rock and heading out towards Mousehole, across to the Promenade and back to finish at Long Rock. Lee Harvey came home first in an amazing time of 13.27 mins.

Sunday came and what a difference a day makes. Now rigging their biggest kites the racers hit the water in nice sunny conditions. Suddenly a large black cloud came over and the wind died, leaving world champion Steph Bridge, as the only rider able to reach the start line.

After several more attempts to run races to no avail, race officer Mike Harvey, called it off at 3.30pm leaving Denzil to claim 4 out of 4 wins so far on this year’s race tour.

Course Racing

Pro

1st Denzil Williams (Par)
2nd Lee Harvey (Penzance)
3rd Gareth Morgan (Tenby)

AM

1st Paul Stebbings (Lowestoft)
2nd Mark Ward (Scotland)
3rd Francesco Bolognosi (Italy)

Long Distance

Overall

1st Lee Harvey
2nd Denzil Williams
3rd Gareth Morgan

Surfboard

1st Richard Gowers (Weymouth)
2nd Sam Robins (St. Day)
3rd Rich Baker (St. Just)

Twin Tip
1st Mark Ward

Wipeout Award
Lee Harvey