Hydrofoil Pro Tour – Australia 8-12/11/2017

Nico Parlier wins the hydrofoil Pro tour! Second time in a row!

Botany Bay, Sydney, Australia

Hydrofoil Pro Tour moved to Australia, in the flat water and great wind of Botany Bay beach.

Kite Regatta, Australia
Ph. Hydrofoil Pro Tour Australia

Competition has been held from 8th to 12th November 2017 and it included the Australian Nationals from 11th to 12th November 2017

Some of  kite foilers talents from around the world took part to the competion. Four days of perfect conditions allowed the organizing committee to start 6 races everyday (24 races totally); for races replays go to: www.tractrac.com

A big news comes from Olly Bridge, that took part to the competition with the new Mike’s Lab Hydrofoil, showing its qualities. Olly already used Mike’s fin in the Extreme San Diego Foil  Invitational (19-22/10/2017) but this was the first time in the tour. It looked like he felt comfortable with new material, as he was able to shot some bullets, and as he was always extremly close to Nico.

Overall and Final results

Nation Name Points R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 R13 R14 R15 R16 R17 R18 R19 R20 R21 R22 R23 R24
1 FRA Nico Parlier 21 1 1 1 1 (2) 1 1 (OCS-35) 1 1 1 1 1 1 (2) 1 (4) 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
2 GBR Olly bridge 36 2 2 2 2 1 2 (3) 1 2 2 2 2 (3) 2 (10) 2 1 2 2 (3) 2 2 1 2
3 USA Riley Gibbs 54 3 3 3 3 3 (5) 2 2 4 3 3 3 2 3 1 (5) 2 3 3 2 3 3 (DNF-36) (DNS-36)
4 MRI Jean de Falbaire 76 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 3 (5) 4 4 4 4 3 (10) 3 (5) 5 4 4 4 4 (DNF-36)
5 FRA Titouan Galea 98 (9) 6 5 5 5 4 7 4 6 4 (8) 5 5 (RCT-36) 4 3 5 4 7 (8) 6 5 3 5
6 GER Florian Gruber 115 5 7 7 6 (8) (7) 6 5 5 6 6 6 6 5 5 (RCT-36) 6 6 4 7 (9) 6 5 6
7 AUS Mani Bisschops 126 7 5 6 (9) 6 (9) 5 7 8 9 5 8 8 6 7 4 8 (12) (12) 5 5 7 7 3
8 NZL Sam Bullock 144 (12) 8 (11) (10) 7 8 (13) 6 7 7 7 7 9 RDG-8 8 7 7 7 6 10 7 8 6 4
9 USA Daniela Moroz 161 6 9 8 7 9 6 8 8 9 8 9 (10) 7 8 (13) 8 10 9 9 6 -15 9 -12 8
10 AUS Jordan Girdis 213 11 11 10 11 10 11 9 11 (DNF-35) 12 10 (13) 12 11 (14) 9 (17) 11 11 11 11 11 8 12
11 AUS Andrew Cooksey 219 8 12 13 8 11 10 10 9 11 11 12 11 (13) (13) 11 (15) 11 13 13 13 12 (21) 10 10
12 AUS Drew Malcolm 235.8 10 10 12 12 12 (17) 14 (18) 10 14 RDG-12.9 RDG-12.9 11 7 9 11 12 14 14 15 8 (19) 15 (16)
13 AUS Alty Frisby 237 16 13 9 (16) 13 (19) 12 13 (17) 13 13 12 14 10 15 (16) 9 10 10 12 10 15 9 9
14 GER Marvin Baumeister Schoenian 278 13 (DNF-35) 24 15 18 OCS-35 11 10 12 10 11 9 18 9 12 6 (DNF-36) (DNF-36) 15 (DNF-36) 14 10 13 13
15 AUS Scott Whitehead 289 17 16 15 14 15 13 (20) 12 13 16 14 (17) (23) 14 (20) 12 14 15 16 14 17 14 14 14
16 AUS Philip Rowlands 320 14 14 14 13 14 12 15 21 15 21 17 14 17 (DNF-36) 17 13 15 (23) 20 17 18 (DNF-36) (DNF-36) 19
17 AUS Jalen Andreatta 336 15 15 16 18 16 14 16 19 20 (DNF-35) (DNF-35) 29 16 12 21 17 16 17 17 16 13 13 (DNF-36) (DNF-36)
18 AUS Craig Rawson 371 (DNS-35) 22 17 21 (DNF-35) (27) 17 14 16 (30) 22 21 21 16 19 14 22 18 21 19 20 16 20 15
19 NZL Richard Bates 376 18 18 21 19 22 15 19 15 19 19 20 19 (25) 18 (25) 20 21 20 -23 20 -23 18 17 18
20 AUS Jeremy Watson 380 26 (DNF-35) 22 (DNF-35) 23 18 (DNF-35) 16 18 15 23 (DNF-35) 20 15 22 23 18 19 19 23 16 17 16 11
21 NZL Bradley Nixon 393 21 20 20 22 17 21 18 17 21 20 18 18 (24) 19 (24) 19 (DNF-36) 22 18 (24) 24 20 18 20
22 NZL Michael Pepper 399 19 19 18 20 21 (DNF-35) DNF-35 DNF-35 14 17 15 15 19 17 16 22 20 16 24 18 19 (DNF-36) (DNS-36) (DNF-36)
23 AUS Graeme Simpson 402 20 17 19 17 19 20 22 DNF-35 25 18 16 16 15 (OCS-36) 18 21 (DNS-36) (DNF-36) 22 22 22 (DNS-36) 21 17
24 HKG fung yang 418 22 21 23 -23 20 16 21 (DNF-35) 22 23 21 22 22 20 23 18 19 (28) (DNF-36) 21 21 22 19 22
25 AUS Andy Hansen 448.7 (DNS-35) (DNC-35) DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 10 RDG-14.7 6 (RCT-36) 13 8 8 9 (RET-36) 12 11 7
26 AUS Natalie Flintrop-Clarke 504 27 23 25 25 26 25 25 24 24 24 24 27 (32) 23 (29) 27 27 29 (30) 25 28 (30) 22 24
27 AUS Troy Bower 507 23 DNF-35 DNF-35 24 25 23 23 20 23 22 19 24 27 (DNF-36) 28 (DNF-36) (DNF-36) 21 25 30 27 23 (DNF-36) 30
28 AUS Gareth Collins 526 24 DNF-35 DNF-35 26 24 24 24 25 DNF-35 26 25 20 26 22 26 (DNS-36) 23 26 (DNF-36) (DNF-36) (DNF-36) 28 26 26
29 AUS Tim Forbes-Smith 530 25 (DNF-35) 27 27 27 22 26 22 27 27 27 26 (31) 24 (30) 26 28 (30) 26 29 30 29 28 27
30 AUS Max Taylor 549 28 24 26 28 28 28 27 23 26 28 28 28 30 25 (32) (DNF-36) (DNF-36) (DNF-36) 27 27 31 31 27 29
31 AUS Julian Thomson 582 (DNS-35) DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 25 26 23 (DNF-36) (DNS-36) (DNS-36) 24 26 25 28 26 26 26 24 23
32 AUS Hamish Leighton 585 (DNC-36) (DNC-35) (DNC-35) DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 DNF-35 DNS-35 25 28 21 27 25 24 24 (DNF-36) 31 25 25 29 21
33 AUS Breiana Whitehead 612 (DNS-35) (DNC-35) (DNC-35) (DNC-35) DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 DNC-35 29 26 31 28 25 27 29 28 29 27 25 28
34 AUS Simon Savage 648 29 25 DNF-35 DNS-35 DNF-35 26 DNF-35 DNF-35 28 29 DNF-35 DNF-35 (DNS-36) (DNF-36) (DNS-36) 30 29 31 (DNS-36) DNF-36 DNF-36 32 DNF-36 DNF-36
35 AUS Chris deLange 664 DNF-36 DNC-36 DNC-36 (DNC-36) DNC-36 (DNC-36) (DNC-36) (DNC-36) DNC-36 DNC-36 DNC-36 DNC-36 DNS-36 DNF-36 33 29 30 32 DNS-36 DNF-36 DNF-36 24 23 25

Day 4

Olly Bridge: ”Yesterday we had a really good day again, 10 to 12 knots and athlets on 15 square meters kite, so pretty perfect condition out in the water. Today it looks pretty similar, sun is out and we are going to have a good day of racing!”

Day 3

Riley Gibbs, top rider from USA: ”Wind looking pretty pumping, similar to the first days. We are going to ride on 15 square meters kite again, probably with 13 meters line! Glad to be here in Sidney!”

At the end of the day Australian team was performing really good with 5 riders in the top 15, and 2 riders on the top 10.

Day 2

On course side”  in the second race of the day was the only mistake for Nico, as he won 5 races out of 6.

Day 1

Warm sea-breezes up around 12 knots created perfect conditions for 15 square meters kite. Nico Parlier, after five bullets: ”Wind consistent all day, a little bit shifty sometime; but that’s what makes it interesting”

For the Australian guys, day finished with Mani Bisschops sitting 7th, Andrew Cooksey 10th, Drew Malcolm 12th, Philip Rawlands 13th and Alty Frisby 14th!

 

Hydrofoil Pro Tour – Australia 8-12/11/2017
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