Did you catch the action in Torre Grande? The Formula Kite World Championship wrapped up just over a week ago on the sandy beaches of Sardegna. While the results at the front of the pack were up in the air until the final race of the event, the unpredictable conditions made for exciting racing in the middle of the field. Hear about Flymaax team experience in the article below!
Worlds took place in Torre Grande, Sardegna – Formula Kite
Article by Tiana Laporte (Flymaax Gin Kiteboarding)
Photos by Robert Hajduk (2021 Formula Kite World Championship)
A world championship that was very intense for our team athletes, but which proved a lot of emotions and results. A competition that had hazardous conditions and not very predictable that often led to mixed pools and results. The Flymaax riders showed strong performances in different conditions, which was reflected in the results.
Before starting the world Championships, Hans Bollinger took some time with the athletes to understand how the Boom V2 kites work.
We had the Polish, French, Italian and Russian team present who listened to the details of the kites function and received training on how to check the sail, re-trim it, and check it before each use so that it is at its maximum capacity.
Lauriane Nolot : “I am proud to finish on the podium of the World Championships. This competition was very intense from the beginning to the end. A rollercoaster of emotions to finally taste the relief when you cut the last finish line.
I am so happy to have shown what I was capable of on the water. I come out of this experience of my first world championships with a lot of stars in my eyes.
I see big improvements and still a lot of work to get to the top. I just want to do it again and this time get on the first step of the podium!
Now it’s time for the “Winter Training” with the Flymaax team to come back even stronger next year!”
Izabella Satrjan: “Lycra No. 111 was lucky for me. 😉 Every day I managed to realize my assumptions and finally after a complete set of races I got into semi-finals for the first time. I was very excited. I knew that I could gain a lot and lose not too much, a good position for attack. The only thing I needed was the right attitude. Finally, I won both races and got 6 positions up, so finished 6th. I’m very happy with this result after less than 2 years of kitesurfing. Big thanks to the organizers! Congrats to other and also thanks for the rivalry!
The more you have, the more you want, but the level will be still increased, so if you dream about the highest goal, you have to do it 110%. I am motivated by it.”
Lorenzo Boschetti: “My first World Championship of kite foil was such a big emotional event. The first two days really tricky and swatting in 18th position, but the last days I managed to come back to the top 10 and finish 9th. I’m super happy for that!”
Flymaax Team Results:
Overall Results Men
Lorenzo Boschetti – 9th
Maxime Nocher – 26th
Thomas Lombardo – 32th
Jan Marciniak – 43rd
Tino Deshoux – 53rd
Overall Results Women
Lauriane Nolot – 3rd
Izabella Satrjan – 6th
Tiana Laporte – 24th
Find out more about the Gin/Flymaax team at: https://ginkites.com/en/gin-tribe/
By Crystal VenessEditor at IKSURFMAG, Crystal Veness hails from Canada but is based in South Africa. When she isn't busy kitesurfing or reporting on the latest industry news for the mag, she is kicking back somewhere at a windy kite beach or working on creative media projects.