|Report from yesterday’s action – Wednesday 1st February – Qatar
Event dates 31 January – 04 February
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Visit Qatar GKA Freestyle-Kite World Cup sees new format that rewards variety take effect
Thursday will be day three of the event with light winds expected, but Friday is forecast to have stronger northerly winds for an exciting finale.
As was forecast, conditions continued to deliver the lighter southerly winds on day two of the Visit Qatar GKA Freestyle Kite World Cup, though a positive start was made to the competition and the line-up for the women’s final is complete.
The riding fleet is very compact at this event with just 16 men and eight women. The level amongst the competitors is incredibly high, but with this reduced fleet the men started directly at the quarter final stage, with four heats of four riders. There would be no second chances to stay in the competition, so it was knock out from the beginning for the bottom two in each heat.
Full report and action video is here