Chip On Top
Chip Wasson, riding his foil board and his Ozone 13 took top honors in both races to finish night 11 on top with 2 points (1,1). The conditions were perfect for Wasson and he wasted no time taking advantage; the bay was fairly flat and the winds were very light, averaging about 14 with lulls around 11 and gust to 17...perfect for his foil board. All 24 racers were on their biggest kitesÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦about 14s and included a 19m Flysurfer Speed 2.
In the first race, Wasson took off to the windward mark like he was shot from a cannonÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦rounding the windward mark about two football fields ahead of the pack. But by the time he arrived at the leeward mark, Kafka on his Cabrinha 14 Contra , Chavez on a borrowed 14m Flexi from Ray, and Nils in town from Corpus on his 14 Cabrinha SB2 had all caught Wasson. But after they rounded the mark, Wasson put his rig into overdrive and comfortably finished first, with Nils second, Chavez third, and Kafka 4th.
The second race looked like a repeat of the first with Chip taking a commanding lead at the windward mark. This time by close to three football fields. Although Kafka, and Nils closed the gap considerably, Chip won easily with Kafka second and Nils third. Newcomer Greg Thomas on his 19m Speed 2 foil was fourth, and for some unknown reason, Chavez did not start the second race, which not only hurt his scoring for the evening, but may have kept him from the podium in the overall season scoring.
The third race was cancelled due to the winds dropping off even further. Following Chip for the evening was Nils Stolzlechner (Cabrinha) with 5 points (2,3) and Jeff Kafka (Cabrinha) was third with 6 points (4,2). John Gomes (Cabrinha) had his best overall finish of the season, a fourth, with 12 points (6,6).
It was also ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œgirls nightÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚