I have become convinced that the weather is always bad or at the very least uncooperative for the EC. For the last 3 years a very strong cold front has coincided with the race. This year was no different. To demonstrate how contrary the weather really is the wind died completely for the start of the race. No wind, no kite flying so we did not get the start on video. It was blowing 15-20 twenty minutes after the start.
This video was taken on Friday afternoon when all competitors were preparing for the dawn start the next day. The winds were a bit turbulent coming off the trees so the video is real shaky but YouTube's stabilizer function makes it watchable.
Some still captures from the video.