A gusty, whirlwind final day of KiteFoil World Series Austria tested the riders to the limits of their physical and emotional abilities. After a frenetic Medal Series with a new knockout format, the four-rider final saw Max Maeder take gold in the men’s fleet. In the women Lauriane Nolot won two straight races in the final to overtake yellow bib wearer Breiana Whitehead and take gold.
This means the two reigning Formula Kite World Champions prevailed in the ever-changing mountain wind of Traunsee which never stayed the same for more than a minute. Selecting kite size was harder than ever, although the medium-size 15 square metre ended up being the most successful compromise.
1. Maximilian Maeder SGP Gold
2. Flo Gruber GER Silver
3. Denis Taradin CYP Bronze
1. Lauriane Nolot FRA Gold
2. Breiana Whitehead AUS Silver
3. Julia Damasiewicz POL Bronze