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Photoboy
06-04-2013, 10:14 PM
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Johnny Heineken takes the gun today, dominating his group by a huge margin!

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Despite 72 competitors from around the globe, Johnny Heineken dominated today's opening day of Kiteboard Course Racing at the North American Championship's with 4 aces for his division. In the opposite division, Italy's Riccardo Andrea Leccese also took 4 bullets, so when the qualification series ends on Wednesday and the finals begin on Thursday, the two should meet, head to head.


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This series, whil slated as the North Americans, has sailors from around the globe, from Europe to South America, to New Zealand and Australia, all hoping to qualify for the
Kite Board Course Racing Worlds in China in November.


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Results thus Far (http://sailwave.com/results/stfyc/2013kitenasqualificationseries.htm)

Event Site (http://www.stfyc.com/Default.aspx?p=DynamicModule&pageid=379035&ssid=295833&vnf=1)


We will have more tomorrow!

Bitchin Bow Dude
06-04-2013, 10:27 PM
Go Johnny GO!

familysailor
06-04-2013, 10:54 PM
Putt-putt rules!

Photoboy
06-05-2013, 09:45 AM
NBC gives the regatta some love... (http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Kite-Boarding-Competition-Takes-Off-in-San-Francisco-210175831.html)

Photoboy
06-05-2013, 03:16 PM
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A lil compilation...

Big Brass Balls
06-05-2013, 10:24 PM
Classic!

Photoboy
06-05-2013, 10:47 PM
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4 more races in today and throw out a DSQ ( "I sailed through the finish line upwind, it was restricted...oops. Saw it last minute and tacked but not in time. Arg" JH)
in race 5, Johnny addes 3 more bullets & holds a 1 point lead over Riccardo Andrea Leccese in overall standings: Clicky (http://sailwave.com/results/stfyc/2013kitenasqualificationseries.htm)

Always the humble competitor, Johnny susses things up thusly.....


"Things really start over now...it's been an intense qualifiers for sure and I'm happy with how I've sailed but the top guys haven't all been on the start line together. It's going to turn into a consistency game from now on I'm hoping to just get off the line clean and sail my own race. At this point there's not a single person I'm worried about most, because anyone can win races. It's just going to be about who can put it all together. Tomorrow the top half all race together and on Friday the top 10 will be separated out for some really right racing. In reality were only one fifth of the way through the event so although I'm leading it doesn't mean much now, just a tiny head start!"



Johnny Heineken

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Event Site (http://www.stfyc.com/Default.aspx?p=DynamicModule&pageid=379035&ssid=295833&vnf=1)

Buzz Light Beer
06-06-2013, 10:24 AM
Buy that boy a Heineken

Photoboy
06-06-2013, 09:39 PM
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The Gold Fleet starrt, race 5 today. The ebb was just kicking in and the breeze was too. The combination along with the combining the best of the the best on the start line proved, well, a bit entertaining. At one point there must been a dozen people in the water and at least for 4 of them this was as far as they got...



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Photoboy
06-06-2013, 09:53 PM
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In Race 1 this afternoon for the Gold Fleet, Bryan Lake and Johnny Heineken were drag racing to the finish, Johnny coming in for the come from behind victory, balls out flying,
but Bryan was too much and took it by a nose.

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Meanwhile, Johnny's nose took a dive, and well you can sorta see the results....

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Sunsetsearider
06-07-2013, 09:41 AM
Live streaming coverage~
http://new.livestream.com/accounts/3511933/events/2152265

Photoboy
06-07-2013, 05:40 PM
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Johnny Heineken and older sister Erika are the 2013 North American Kiteboard Course Racing
Champions, having both staved off tight competition and a week of classic SF Bay conditions!

Congratulations!


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Select Images Gallery : HERE!! (http://h2oshots.smugmug.com/Sailing/2013-Kiteboard-North-American/29862196_FDqppv#!i=2561279545)


Final Results (http://www.stfyc.com/files/2013%20Kite%20NAs%20Platinum%20_%20Finals%20after% 20Race%20P1%20V3.pdf)