The first stop of the EFPKT took place on the coast lines of Birchington, a village Northeast of Kent in England. Minnis Bay is a friendly beach with perfect conditions for sailing, windsurfing and coastal walking routes. The first event of the EFPKT was a Joint event with the UKWA tour. Both tours were hosted by the Minnis Bay Sailing club who provided parking, camping facilities and a BBQ dinner.
The forecast looked perfect throughout that weekend with good winds and spring temperatures predicted; on the first day in the morning the riders went out to try out the conditions and prepared themselves for the first elimination rounds right after the inscriptions and the skippers meeting.
On both days we managed to finish 2 repercharge rounds (two double elimination rounds)
The winners of the First 2011 EFPKT Tour stop:
U 15 category:
Ike Bradley Baker from the Uk who managed to get extra points with his chop hops and sail tricks leaving his opponent Harry Davis in second place.
U 17 category:
Here we got to see impressive performances from local talent Oscar Carmichael and the defending champion Tim Ruyssenaars from Holland, both riders nailed down some styling flakas and a routine of solid grubbies, Spocks and switch stance tricks but the Dutch kid Tim surprised us with a few new tricks like Culo’s and one handed Bob’s leaving the local hot shot Oscar Carmichael in second place.
Sam Conroy who did a great performance was the ultimate winner, winning all his heats with his powerful style by pulling off nice double flakas, spin loops and stylish e sliders. He kept a solid routine of tricks throughout the event while Alex Mitchell who unfortunately did not managed to get enough points to overtake the powerful Sam.
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