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Windless second day in Leucate


Leucate, France, April 24th, 2011 – It was a beautifully still and sunny day here in Leucate. Despite the no wind forecast, riders and crew took the opportunity to share in on the Easter holiday spirit by sharing a few laughs over a refreshing ice cream cone or some delicious cotton candy known as “Barbe à Papa” here in France while conversing with friends about the hottest kiteboarding tricks and videos.

Numerous amounts of happy, smiling people were out and about checking out the fun and exciting displays along the boardwalk. A few multi-colored kites of many different shapes, and sizes were able to lift off up into the calm air which hung above the heads of giggling children. An announcement was made every hour as riders and crew eagerly awaited the wind to pick up in strength however ceased to do so.

Even though the conditions were unsuitable for competition today, the willingness and adrenaline has begun to set in for the next upcoming days of moderate forecasted wind for the resumption of the PKRA Mondial du Vent 2011. Near 5:00pm the PKRA Race Director, Erik Troostheide made the final announcement stating that the competition was officially canceled for the remainder of the day therefore all riders can enjoy the final hours of this beautiful day stating that the freestyle trials will resume tomorrow beginning with the women. Heat sequence for tomorrow as follows: Women Heat 1+2, 3+4 followed by Men Heat 19-22 then Women Heat 5+6, a short break of 1 heat followed by Women Heat 7. The wind forecast for the upcoming days looks very promising therefore an early skippers meeting is scheduled for 8:30am.

The Mondial du Vent is sponsored in part by Orange, Volkswagen Utilitaires, Veolia, Midi Libre, L'Independant, La Region Languedoc Roussillon, France 3 Languedoc Roussillon, RMC Info Talk Sport, Orangina, O'Neill, Airwaves, Maui Jim, Leucate Mediterranee.

PKRA Press Secretary




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