Sardinia Grand Slam 2017 #1 Press Release
IKA Kite Foil Gold Cup World Championships FINAL
Sardegna - Cagliari - Poetto
4th-8th october 2017
International Kiteboarding comes back to beautiful Poetto Beach -Cagliari after the World Championship Racing in 2012 and in leading Italian resort island of Sardinia after the IKA World Kite League of last year in Porto Pollo.
This time to host the most innovative event called IKA Kite Foil Gold Cup World Championships FINAL.
It is the final event, the one that will assign the world title, in a tour that touched already this year Korea, France and China two times. The IKA event will take place in the location called ‘Esercito’, managed by the Army and is organized by Gian Domenico Nieddu of GLE Good Looking Entertainment in cooperation with Yacht Club Cagliari. The City Hall of Cagliari and the Sardinia Region are the sponsors of the event through their Tourism office.
Sixty riders are expected from all over the world but the biggest contingent will come from France where kite foil exploded. Total prize money will reach €20.000.
The reigning world champion MAXIME NOCHER (from Montecarlo) will have to match the strong French team including the vice world champion NICO PARLIER and AXEL MAZELLA. Good chances also for THEO LHOSTIS from France and the British brothers GUY and OLIVER BRIGHT, all on top of the ranking separated by few points. For the Italian fans the cheering will go to best ranked RICKY LECCESE but also hopes are placed on a good performance of veterans SIMONE VANNUCCI, MARIO CALBUCCI and ANDREA BEVERINO.
In the ladies fleet USA leader DANIELA MOROZ will try to retake the world title but has to watch out from Russian ELENA KALININA.