The Catalan Gisela Pulido and the Valencian Álex Climent have been proclaimed this Sunday April 4 champions of the Spanish Formula Kite Cup, a test that has been held in parallel with the Cutty Sark of Mallorca, the first appointment of the FKSS 2021 circuit.
The kitesurfer, who currently resides in Tarifa and who has signed for the Club Marina El Portet de Dénia for this season, has finished fifteen of the general and has been fourth in women of the Cutty Sark disputed in the waters of CN S'Arenal.
For his part, Álex Climent was second overall in the Cutty Sark. He accumulated ten second places, which shows his consistency that is worth to him to establish himself both in the Cutty Sark FKSS circuit and in the Spanish Cup, which is important for him due to the advantages offered by this competition sponsored by the Spanish Federation. Climent was also greatly favored by the collision between Simón Burner and Carlos Puig in the second heat on Sunday. Both had to leave the competition, which paved the way definitively in the Glass of Spain. “It has been a tough weekend, but I am happy with what I have done. Winning the Spanish Cup is very important to me and I see that the winter has been fruitful because I maintain a certain advantage over the Spanish rivals "said Climent.
The premiere in Mallorca has been a successful participation. On the first day of Saturday, the effort of the sailors led them to complete nine races in a single day. On Sunday the competition continued with a very similar trend.
No less impressive has been the convocation of the Spanish Sailing Federation, where the neighbor of the Marina Alta, and coach of Marina El Portet, Manu Sainz has worked as a national coach with the athletes, the days before the competition.
Pulido joins the ranks of Marina El Portet
For lovers and followers of Kite Surf, Gisela Pulido needs no introduction. She is one of the leading athletes in the discipline. So much so that since she was proclaimed Kitesurf world champion for the first time in November 2004, at just 10 years old, she has been unstoppable. He seems to have been born with a board under his feet. The world title has been achieved up to ten times, not counting those that lie ahead. With her sights set on the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, the athlete has opted this season to compete under the colors of the Club Marina El Portet de Dénia.
The director of Marina El Portet, Luis Mira, has been very excited about the combination of the Climent-Pulido tandem and affirms that “We have always moved to give an opportunity to athletes who come to us with enthusiasm and who are not afraid to prove their worth. Thus, we are convinced that this season both Pulido and Climent will give excellent visibility to our city with their sports work. We wish them the best in this new stage ”.