Nearly 90 competitors, aged between 15 and 65 years old, took part in this final stage, once again proving how important the competition is for kiteboard fans all over France. All ENGIE Kite Tour ambassadors took part in the final in Leucate - La Franqui. They were all keen to finish the season in style after an exciting year marked by World and European Championships. ENGIE ambassador and European KiteFoil champion, Poema Newland is actually a member of Kite Surf Leucate, the local club organising the final stage.
Reigning World KiteFoil Champion Théo de Ramecourt attended the event but was unfortunately out of action with a foot injury. He watched from the beach while supporting his teammates and chatting to the other competitors.
The northwesterly Tramontane wind blew at a speed of 15 to 30 knots throughout the entire weekend in Leucate, enabling the 88 competitors battling it out to show off some impressive racing at Coussoules beach.
The grand finale was also the opportunity for ENGIE to take action alongside the Fondation de la Mer in a beach clean-up operation. After collecting all kinds of waste from the shoreline, participants learned about the damage waste can cause to the natural environment.
This stage of the tour in Leucate, which lies at the heart of an important region for ENGIE due to its involvement in the "Eoliennes Flottantes du Golfe du Lion" floating wind consortium, was also an ideal opportunity for the Group to demonstrate its commitment to the region and invite some twenty stakeholders and local councillors involved in the offshore wind project.
And finally, as for every other stage in the tour, local employees were able to take part in the competition. Congratulations to all those who took part! Some employees came along on the Saturday afternoon to discover kiteboarding and watch some of the races.