Variable Breezes Cause Parlier to Falter But Retain his Lead

Saturday, 07 October 2017

No matter, Parlier had already notched up two bullets in the stronger 11kts-to-15kts breezes of the opening two races that stretched his advantage on the leaderboard on the penultimate day of competition on the sparkling waters of Sardinia’s Gulf of Angels.


Cagliari, Italy

The battle at the head of the order intensified as the changeable breezes caused the otherwise flawless French kitefoil racer Nico Parlier to skip a beat even as he cemented his overall lead on the Italian island of Sardinia.

As the breeze dropped and shifted in the day’s final race at the Sardinia Kiteboard Grand Slam, Parlier’s countryman Axel Mazella finally turned the tables and took a precious bullet that left his rival trailing in second.