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KiteTourEurope first Stop in Podersdorf Austria

The first Tour stop of the KiteTourEurope is over. Podersdorf in Austria delivered every condition possible to do races in strong 25 knots of offshore winds and very super light 6 to 8 knots light wind conditions!

The first day with powered up 11 sq Rebel kites it was a very tight fight for the first two Places between me Björn from Denmark. Falling in the first race on the last jibe put me only 5 meters behing Björn for a first second place. Second race I managed much better and ended up first after a super fast showdown on the last downwind. The last race of day 1 was really late and the South wind started to shift to east with very hard and quick changes. I got stuck on the startline and with only 40 meters behind Björn and Netherlands Rolf  I was in completly different winds making it unmanagble to close the gap!

the end of the competition was with many light wind and changing condition races making the whole thing damn difficult. In the end it was a third place from me behind Björn Rune Jensen und Rolf vandeVlugt.

Lets see what the Next TourStop in Noordwijk in the Netherlands!podo racing

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