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Kite National Results: Final

Postby stevegibson2000 » Thu Aug 02, 2007 10:47 pm

August 2, 2007 (News Release)

1st US National Kiteboard Racing Results

The Wells Fargo US Kiteboard Racing Championship was held at Crissy Field in San Francisco California on July 25, 26 and 27. The St. Francis Yacht Club acted as the organizing authority hosting the event in conjunction with Crissy Kite Days and the Big Air Wind Jam. Over 60 of the top professional kiteboarders from around the world came to test their skills against the experienced local racers.

Crissy Field is famous for its ability to consistently generate wind which it did for all three days of the racing. Days 1 and 2 were used as a qualifier to separate the riders into two fleets for the final day of racing on Friday July 27. The riders ran 20 races in 4 different course configurations. Each race had finishes ranging between 20 to 40 minutes and covering up to 12 miles per race in a combination of upwind and downwind sailing.
Final Results:
Men’s Division
1st place Anthony Chavez, San Francisco - Naish
2nd place Jeff Kafka, Pacifica CA - Cabrinha
3rd place Jessie Richman – Maui - Cabrinha
Women’s division
1st place Kristine Boese, Oregon - Best
2nd place Sandy Parker, Rio Vista CA - North
3rd place Clarissa Hempel, Brazil – Cabrinha
Master’s division
1st place Chip Wasson, Berkeley CA – Ozone
2nd place Nils Stolzlechner, Corpus Christi TX – Cabrinha
3rd place Mark Bosta, San Francisco – Naish
Junior’s division
1st place Jessie Richman, Maui – Cabrinha
2nd place Jon Modica, Florida – Cabrinha
3rd place Shawn Richman, Maui – Cabrinha
Anthony Chavez won the event and was the 2006 champion in the Thursday night Cabrinha Race Series. “The St. Francis Yacht Club delivered a world class event and it was great to see our local racers well represented in the championship. It was a validation of our program to race against the best in the world and do wellâ€Â

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