Riccardo Fumini >> 1st Dubai Sunset Mall Kitesurfing Challenge
Italian board shaper and Ozone rider Riccardo Fumini takes first place in the first ever official kite racing event in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Riccardo managed to maintain a comfortable lead ahead of other racers on raceboards and hydrofoils despite changing boards at the last minute due to damage to his own raceboard.
With unpredictable gusty winds dropping to lows of 6 knots, Riccardo was able to get excellent clearance from other racers on his 15m Edge.
The event, although small, gives kite racing in the region a huge boost, and we are planning on organizing more events throughout the year. Hopefully these events will help put Dubai on the map for kite racing and attract our top Ozone and other racers to compete in challenging light wind conditions.
Maybe our next race will be to the 7 Star Burj Al Arab, The Palm, or around The World!