The Formula Kite World Championships were held in Oman in a show down of 21 races with crazy speeds in a massively competitive fleet which saw 60 riders from 22 countries make the journey to do battle in Al Mouj, Muscat
In the epic conditions on the gulf of oman, framed by a dramatic mountain backdrop, the Team have embraced the challenge amongst the worlds best & fastest.
The first 2 days of qualifying saw the sibling Rivalry of Guy & Oliver Bridge score a series of Bullets which took them into Top Placings going into Gold Fleet.
Things were looking really text book for these local boys who have dominated the world kite racing scene this season. A number of mistakes, some gear failure & bad luck took Guy out of contention after day 3 while Olly continued on form scoring nice low numbers & consistent in his riding. It was the final medal Race day which was the real pressure, with a very light wind, short course & a tight draw for which colour will be decided.
This was not to be for the GB sailor- Olly Bridge. Missing the Layline and being sailed off the course by french rivalry, the best that Olly could do was Bronze. A big disappointment for Olly who at age 20 has come so close to the Mens World Tittle BUT still his performance has gone up this year and is certainly now in a diferent leauge wih a very bright future ahead. Both Guy & Olly train together & will now prepare for the 2018 Season which see’s the next World Championships in just 6 months in Denmark. The best things happen to those that wait for them!!
Meanwhile – Mum & Coach -Steph Bridge was competing in the womans division and did not give up the fight for podium amongst the womans fleet. The lighter winds suiting the lighter riders, steph came away in 4th position and happy that she was in the mix & able to compete amongst the top female riders.