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 Post subject: Course Racing World Championships "Pre Game" - Damo
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:09 pm 
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Course Racing World Championships "Pre Game"

As racers start to show up more and more everyday into Cagliari, Italy for the biggest ever Course Racing World Championships. Myself and others prepare for an amazing event to come with over 250 registered races from manny different countries. As the forecast is looking light for the event they say the wind can change quite fast, we will wait and see. So far the wind has been nothing in the mornings, but to our benefit a nice little fun swell rolling in. I decided my race board was good enough to surf as it was hard to get my hands on a surf board. Worked!! Not only can it course race but not to bad on a wave. In the afternoons the wind has been filling in with riders on 17 meter to 13 meter kites with gusty flat off shore winds. Tomorrow is registration and the following day a pre race where we might even see over 200 riders on a start line..... That is the update from Cagliari, Italy as everyone gets ready!

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 Post subject: Re: Course Racing World Championships "Pre Game" - Damo
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:37 pm 
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Wow, 200 racers on one line for the pre-race? Sounds like a guaranteed tangle, haha

How many fleets are they breaking up the 250 riders into for the actual racing? Is 50 about the limit that they want for each fleet?

Do the seperate fleets race on seperate courses?


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 Post subject: Re: Course Racing World Championships "Pre Game" - Damo
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:57 pm 
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Ha the start line will go all the way to the top mark :rollgrin:


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 Post subject: Re: Course Racing World Championships "Pre Game" - Damo
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:14 pm 
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208 entries so far.
http://www.infopointcagliari.it/en/even ... liari/2144


Some twitterers who may give some updates.

Zachary Plavsic Canadian Olympic windsurfer switched to kiting.
http://twitter.com/Zac_Plavsic

Dorian Van Rijsselberg, Olympic Windsurf gold medallist
https://twitter.com/dorsports

Steph Bridge 4 times ladies World Champion
https://twitter.com/stephbridgekite

Damo's twitter
https://twitter.com/leroydamo


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 Post subject: Re: Course Racing World Championships "Pre Game" - Damo
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:19 pm 
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They have 2 courses which they can run simultaneously.

It will be interesting to see how they do it.

Maybe have 4 men's fleets with 2 fleets racing alternately on both courses and fit the ladies fleet in amongst that?

Dorian Van R seems to have somehow managed to get a Mike's Lab board.
http://instagram.com/p/QInh5eKhw8/


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 Post subject: Re: Course Racing World Championships "Pre Game" - Damo
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:17 pm 
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some more pics from Damo


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 Post subject: Re: Course Racing World Championships "Pre Game" - Damo
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:07 pm 
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bad wind today
forecast looks horrible for the whole window
kiteracing has come a long way when it comes to lowend, but it cant do miracles
guess will be a good test for rio in terms of that


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 Post subject: Re: Course Racing World Championships "Pre Game" - Damo
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:38 pm 
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Any chance of unforcasted thermal based winds?


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 Post subject: Re: Course Racing World Championships "Pre Game" - Damo
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:54 pm 
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Wind forecast is about as bad as it could be. Normally the average wind is about 8 knots from NW at this time of year.

http://www.windfinder.com/forecast/cagliari


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 Post subject: Re: Course Racing World Championships "Pre Game" - Damo
PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:40 am 
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The official site remains frozen :(
http://www.kitecagliari.com/

I would appreciate any links to results, pictures, news etc.

Good to see Damo back in Europe :D


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