Steph Bridge takes European Champion, Florian Gruber takes 3rd overall
Some decent races were held at the kite race Europeans at KTE La Baule where over 110 racers competed for the european title. Winds were generally light and variable making conditions challenging. North riders dotted the front end of the fleets with the new green Dynos and Race LTDs and all were gaining valuable experience preparing for the kite race worlds starting this week in Italy. The mens fleet was dominated by the up and coming young North Kiteboarding Riders Florian Gruber in 3rd and 3 points behind Olly Bridge from the UK in 6th while mum Steph Bridge took 1st place in the womans fleet. Now that kite racing is an Olympic discipline, over 40 countries will be represented in Cagliari for the kite race World Championships with over 220 entries - this will be some event worth watching! Starts 3rd October so don't miss it!