Sant Pere Pescador: kites are everywhere

The winners of the 2014 PKRA/IKA Freestyle Junior World Championship have been crowned at Sant Pere Pescador, in Spain.

In the last day of competition, the Boys 12-14 saw Maxime Chabloz making his way up the ladder and advancing two spots. Christian Tio managed to move up a spot from his finish in the single elimination, until Tom Bridge put a stop to his climb, taking the world champion title.

In the Boys 14-16, the top four remained in their spots from the singles. Andrea Vicani made a valiant effort winning three heats, advancing the most spots for the day, before finally falling to Guy Bridge. Noe Font takes the title.


Riccardo Leccese: hanging tight to the lead

Riccardo Leccese and Elena Kalinina have sailed to victory at the African Kite Race Championships 2014, held at Soma Bay, Egypt.

Thre last day of competition saw a significant drop in wind, with kiteboarders fighting for medals and better places in the overall rankings.

German world champion Florian Gruber and longtime rival Riccardo Leccese concluded a four-day battle in the windy waters of Soma Bay. In the end, it was the Italian who smiled.


Soma Bay: crash test riders

Riccardo Leccese leads the African Continental Course Racing Championship 2014, as races reach climax in Soma Bay, Egypt.

The morning rounds ended with a dramatic scene, when several riders crashed, including Leccese, who made a miraculous recovery and raced to finish second, just behind Florian Gruber taking first.

"Since I came here I had the podium on my mind. I want to win this competition. I have been telling to myself that this year is my year. I haven't backed off, I am pushing it every day and it has not been easy but 11 bullets on the score make me feel that I can win this," says Leccese.