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HYDROFOIL PRO TOUR PHOTO ALBUM
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HYDROFOIL PRO TOUR IN THE NEWS: CBS REPORTS
August 6, 2017
REGATTA RECAP: PUSHING TOWARD THE PINNACLE
August 7, 2017
Fifteen years ago, a new community began to surface on Crissy Field. Combining technology inspired by wakeboarding, snowboarding, surfing and sailing, “kiters” converged on San Francisco Bay to bring to life a brand-new sport. This past weekend, we saw what 15 years, and a whole lot of passion, has made of this sport. Here's a recap of the 2017 Hydrofoil Pro Tour, and a look at where kiting is today.
DAY FOUR: RACE TO THE PODIUM
August 6, 2017
Going into Day Four of the Hydrofoil Pro Tour, conditions were perfect for kiting off of Crissy Field. The sun was out, the wind was up and the racing was going to be fast.
DAY THREE: GAME ON
August 5, 2017
The fog started parting early today and racing started at 1100 PST. Today brought a combination event with three heats of course-racing followed by the Bay Challenge, which raced to Berkley Pier and back. Now that we have over five races on the books, the dropouts start taking effect. There are battles brewing all over the field and today brought some sailing drama.
DAY TWO: RACING ABANDONED
August 4, 2017
Day Two of racing at the 2017 Hydrofoil Pro Tour brought abnormal conditions. The skies filled with clouds and shut down the wind. Brief rain showers passed through as the wind shifts west to south and clocked back. Reports of 2-4 knots, brief surges to 10, and back to nothing kept teasing the racers and Race Committee. At 4:00pm, the official notice came to cancel racing for the day.
DAY ONE: THEY'RE OFF!
August 3, 2017
The first day of the San Francisco stop of the Hydrofoil Pro Tour saw 46 world-class athletes take to the starting line for four great races on the Bay. Winds were a bit light which led to an afternoon beach postponement, but the racing was still super tight. Check out who came out on top today.
A GUIDE TO THE HYDROFOIL PRO TOUR + KICK-OFF DAY
August 2, 2017
This afternoon marks the first of four days of racing for the San Francisco stop of the Hydrofoil Pro Tour, hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club. Forty-six of the world's best kiters are here this weekend, representing 16 nations.
St. Francis Yacht Club to Host Top Kiters in Hydrofoil Pro Tour
June 19, 2017
On August 2–6, St. Francis Yacht Club will welcome the best foiling kiteboarders in the world to the third stop of the 2017 Hydrofoil Pro Tour. Picture this: 60 kiters from 15 countries launching into one of the world’s most notoriously gnarly bodies of water. Kites up, they foil three feet in the air and slice silently through the water, fighting tide, current, breeze and one another for the chance to be the SF Tour Stop Champion...