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Dominican Republic’s Deury Corniel was the top qualifier in kite surfing during the qualifying round held in Cabarete Beach in Puerto Plata. Others that qualified were Logan Sutherland (Canada) and Federico Aguilar (Argentina). In the women’s division, Kirstyn Obrien (United Staets), Elena Lengwiler (Canada) and Maria Reis (Brazil) made the cut.
Raul Aguayo, vice president of the Dominican Sailing Federation (Fedovela) stated: “We are very satisfied, because, despite the difficult conditions of swell and wind in Cabarete throughout the competition, we managed to develop eight qualifying rounds that showed that even with the less favorable conditions, the beaches of Cabarete are still the best for kite.”
More than 17 countries and 30 world-class athletes competed in the event organized by the Dominican Sailing Federation.
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