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VIMA March 2010 Cozumel
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Regata Viento Y Marea Cozumel-VIMA 2010

VIMA began organizing the annual VIMA kite tournament in advance. Cozumel loved the excitement and held interviews on t.v. This type of exposure is what the sport needs to bring it to light, to make it accessible to everyone.
Kiteboarding is an extreme sport, for the extreme athlete. But anyone can learn and enjoy this water sport. There are men and woman of all ages who have mastered kiteboarding and encourage others to join in the fun.
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The first day of the event began on the other side of the island on a white sand beach called Playa San Martin. During the early morning, there was wind but the tournament hadn't began yet.

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By the time the tournament began, about 300 people had arrived to enjoy the competition. The races were on! They completed the races, with low winds, but eventually, the winds began to die and the free style was left unfinished for the day. The competition continued the next day, on the north part of the island, near Playa Barracuda. The beach events included a popular bikini contest and everyone had fun.
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These were the winners in the speed races:

1.  Adam Withington (Cozumel)

2.  Francisco (Paco) Chan (Cozumel)

3.  Kris Wallenta

Jessica Withington, Adam's sister, was first in the women's division.
In the overall race itself, she came in eighth, competing against all men.


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These were the winners of the freestyle on the final day of the tournament:

1.  Diego Tron (Colima)

2.  Adam Withington (Cozumel)

3.  Ricard Stein (Puerto Vallarta)

Jessica Withington was the only female in the freestyle, and therefore won first place!
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We would like to thank all the people that came to the event.
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The second day, there was less wind that the first, but the races began.
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We look forward to next year's repeat with more riders and more events. We would like the event to include races and demonstrations for international riders and are looking forward to cash prizes. 
We'll have more news soon!
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Thank you Adrian Angulo, VIMA Committee

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