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Final Day: Consistency on Display at Hydrofoil Pro Tour

Photos © Amanda Witherell; more at https://stfyc.pixieset.com/hydrofoilprotour2018/ By Eric Due and Amanda Witherell The fourth and final day of the 2018 Hydrofoil Pro Tour at the St. Francis Yacht Club enjoyed stellar conditions with ample sun, wind and competition as the top ten racers hung tight for...

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Neck and Neck Then Miles Apart for Day 3 of Hydrofoil Pro Tour

Photo © Amanda Witherell; more at https://stfyc.pixieset.com/hydrofoilprotour2018/ By Eric Due and Amanda Witherell It was absolutely neck and neck for three heats of course racing on Day Three of the 2018 Hydrofoil Pro Tour at St. Francis Yacht Club. Racing commenced at 11am in stellar sunny conditions...

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GNARLY CONDITIONS FOR DAY 2 OF HYDROFOIL PRO TOUR USA

Photo © Chris Ray; more at crayivp.com By Eric Due and Amanda Witherell Gnarly conditions. Epic racing. San Francisco delivered and more for the second day of the 2018 Hydrofoil Pro Tour at the St. Francis Yacht Club. Sunny skies and 20-knot winds blessed the first heats...

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Hydrofoil Pro Tour USA Day 1

Fast First Day for Hydrofoil Pro Tour Posted Thursday, June 07, 2018 by Eric Due and Amanda Witherell Boooom! The horn blasted through the ripping winds on the sunny San Francisco Bay today to start the 2018 Hydrofoil Pro Tour kite racing event hosted by the St....

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Hydrofoil Pro Tour Ready to Rip at St. Francis Yacht Club

Photo © Michael Petrokov The skies and waters of San Francisco Bay will be ablaze with the 50 kites of the world’s top hydrofoiling kiteboarders June 7-10, 2018, for the Hydrofoil Pro Tour hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club. “Kitesurfing has just been voted into the 2024...

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Meet the new 2018 tour leader Guy Bridge

Finally Guy Bridge has gotten the breakthrough taking an impressive win at the recent Hydrofoil Pro Tour/ Festikite in France. G'day Guy, it looks like the Bridge family had a very productive start to 2018 developing kites with Flysurfer and a stellar team result with both Bridge...

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Day 3- Split fleets, light air and close racing

Today saw the big fleet split into gold and silver fleet. Both completed a total of 4 races in light air. The racers were on their biggest kites 18-21m. Out the front Guy Bridge maintained his lead with consistent results scoring another bullet and 3 close second...

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Final day- Return of El Norte

The classic El Norte finally arrived on day 4 providing strong winds and solid racing. For the first time all week, the races were able to start on time with all riders at the start. The first 3 races were held back to back, averaging about...

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Day 3- again with challenging conditions for the fleet

Day 3 kicked off bright and early with a standard 9:30am skippers meeting. The riders gathered around with fingers crossed, hoping for more wind than Day 2. The wind gods delivered a breeze, albeit quite light and shifty, but nonetheless enough to hold 4 races. Race 3...

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This never happens in LaVentana

“This never happens here” ➖ The most over heard sentence of the day. Day 2 showed the complete opposite of the wind forecast. As the Race Director set up the buoys for Race 1 our of 5, the wind seemed to hold steady. Unfortunately, due to a false...

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Bridge Bros taking the lead in Mexico

Day one of the Hydrofoil Pro Tour kicked off at 9:00am sharp with a skippers meeting at La Ventana Beach Resort, this years event host. The wind filled in at around 1pm, with a light breeze of 7-11 knots- a mere 1 knot above minimum wind...

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