The Sardinia Grand Slam has returned its verdict. Axel Mazella is the new Kite Foil World Champion. After 4 days of racing, the Frenchman only needed to firmly keep his fourth place to overcome the former world leader, Toni Vodisek, in the general classification.
Nothing could have been done even by the compatriots fighting at the Poetto in Cagliari. First of all Theo De Ramecourt, who returns home with the most deserved victory of the Sardinia Grand Slam. To Nico Parlier, winner of the Sardinian stage in 2018 and world champion in 2017, second place was not enough. After losing the title last year in the direct battle with Maxime Nocher, this year he had to settle again for the silver medal (both at the Sardinia Grand Slam and in the World ranking).
Nocher, Kite Foil World Champion in 2018, failed to replicate last year’s great performance. He finished fifth in his test in Sardinia and closed the Kite Foil World Series on the third step of the podium.
Going back to the new world champion, Axel Mazella, it must be reminded that only a week ago in Torregrande (Oristano) he also won the title of absolute European Champion of Formula Kite, beating precisely on the final Toni Vodisek. In short, 10 days were particularly fortunate for the French kiter who will hardly forget the emotions experienced this year in Sardinia.
In the female category finally the formality: Daniela Moroz is the new world champion of Kite Foil. A season to be framed that of the young American athlete, marked by four victories (in the female category) on four stages of the World Cup. Second is the Russian Elena Kalinina, third Kirstyn Obrien, winner of the world title in 2018.
The Sardinia Grand Slam World Championship is organized by Good Looking Entertainment and Yacht Club Cagliari, which deals with technical sports coordination, under the aegis of the IKA (International Kiteboarding Association), the support of the Kiteboarding Class Italy CKI, the Italian Sailing Federation and with the contribution of the Autonomous Region of Sardinia – Tourism Department and the Municipality of Cagliari Sport and Tourism, and some private companies.
Sardinia Grand Slam
Top five men after twenty races (three discard)
1 Théo de Ramecourt (FRA) – 37pts
2 Nico Parlier (FRA) – 43pts
3 Connor Bainbridge (GBR) – 44pts
4 Axel Mazella (FRA) – 55pts
5 Maxime Nocher (FRA) – 87pts
Top five women after twenty races (three discard)
1 Daniela Moroz (USA) – 306pts
2 Julia Damasiewicz (POL) – 412pts
3 Breiana Whitehead (AUS) – 428pts
4 Elena Kalinina (RUS) – 449pts
5 Leonie Meyer (GER) – 502pts
Kite Foil World Series 2019
Top three men
1 Axel Mazella (FRA) – 392pts
2 Nico Parlier (FRA) – 389pts
3 Maxime Nocher (FRA) – 386pts
Top three women:
1 Daniela Moroz (USA) – 344pts
2 Elena Kalinina (RUS) – 303pts
3 Kirstyn Obrien (USA) – 282pts