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- 24 August 2017 | Kiteboarding
The fasted foil kiteboarders of the Old Continent raced for titles in Istanbul, Turkey. Despite the challenging wind and weather conditions, the organization was able to run five qualifying races and nine series races.
The event kicked off with the Bosphorus Race, a 41-kilometer race that starts in Tirmata Beach and finished in the heart of Istanbul, in front of the Ortaköy Mosque. The winner was Axel Mazella; Parlier concluded runner-up.
The duo continued the tight battles in the Black Sea under sunny and stormy skies. There were big waves and turbulent seas throughout the whole competition, but the race committee was able to get the most out of the rare contestable opportunities.
- 21 August 2017 | Kiteboarding
The 2017 GKA World Tour will be decided in Mauritius after Matchu Lopes won the penultimate event of the season in Fehmarn, Germany.
The Kitesurf World Cup final kicked with a bang. Airton Cozzolino put the pressure on Lopes with a flat-3 and a shifty-3, but Lopes answered with a stunning board-off back loop kite loop and a big rodeo.
Despite the sudden increase in wind speed, Airton tried to land an handle pass, but Matchu nailed a huge tic-tac kite loop and then a big superman backroll that proved critical and awarded him the first event win of the season.
- 16 August 2017 | Kiteboarding
The World Kiteboarding League (WKL) announced a partnership with the World Class Kiteboard Academy.
The official freestyle kiteboarding world tour aims to offer its athletes the chance to combine the busy agenda of a pro kiteboarder with their academic duties.
The World Class Kiteboard Academy is a private high-school with headquarters in White Salmon, Washington that combines studies, travel, and the challenges of professional kiteboarding.
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