Here is a quick round up of our trip to the KTE in France,
Myself, Luke Whiteside and Ben Todd made our way driving over to St Gilles Croix De Vie for the KTE European kite championships. The road trip was awesome and we visited many cool spots- flat water and waves!
The first day of competition we had our skippers meeting at 7am! We had the full day of wind and managed to get the single elimination finished. I won all my heats up to the final and then took 2nd place! Super stoked. Luke won 2 heats and then ended up with 9th place.. I rode my 9m North Vegas which was perfect although there was a lot of tidal current which made it real hard to stay upwind so during our heats we had to do some running!
The next few days were then pretty sunny but with very light wind! The racers managed to get some racing finished. Ben took part in this and had lots of fun! On the second last day there was enough wind to start the double elimination, all heats were ran up to 5th/6th place then sadly the wind dropped! So I kept my 2nd place! 🙂
The waves were awesome there so we also went surfing everyday! Ben and Luke were ripping!
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By Holly Kennedy.