A real World Cup of the sailing discipline now included among the Olympic sports starting from the Paris 2024 Games
CAGLIARI. Two years after the last edition of 2019, Cagliari hosts the KiteFoil World Series, a real World Cup of the sailing discipline now included among the Olympic sports starting from the Paris 2024 Games. The event started today 6 October and will go forward until 10 October. It organizes GLESport, in collaboration with the Chia Wind Club and with the technical support of the Yacht Club Cagliari, under the aegis of World Sailing and IKA, the World Kiteboarding Association. The protagonist to beat is the French Alex Mazella, leading the IKA KiteFoil World Series 2021. Reigning champion and multiple winner in Sardinian waters, Mazella leads the ranking with 597 points, 6 more than Denis Taradin (591), an athlete from the Russia, first classified in the inaugural appointment of the season in Calabria and just off the podium in Traunsee. A fourth and a second place, in order, for another Frenchman, Theo De Ramecourt: for him the current points are 588, just 9 points behind his compatriot Mazella.
The best woman in the ranking is currently Poema Newland with 447 points, second in Gizzeria and third in Traunsee. Behind her Lauriane Nolot (378), winner of the Austrian stage, then the Italians Sofia Tomasoni (363) and Tiana Laporte (321). Great expectations also for the Russian Valeria Garashchenko. On Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 October, the images of the Sardinia Grand Slam 2021 will be broadcast live in streaming on the Facebook and Youtube platforms of the event and of IKA, the international kiteboarding association. The event will reach over 140 countries around the world. Sport and the environment with the “Give SEA a chance” project: there will be a village on the theme of sea pollution and the fight against the invasion of plastic. “Sardinia is the island of sport, a point at the center of the world which, despite the pandemic, has been able to seize numerous opportunities, looking for ways to seasonally adjust tourism,” said the councilor for tourism Gianni Chessa. (Handle).