The second day of racing of the 2019 edition of the Sardinia Grand Slam, the last stage of the Kite Foil World Series, promoted by the International Kiteboarding Association and organized by Good Looking Entertainment and Yacht Club Cagliari, has just ended at the Poetto in Cagliari.
Unchanged the trend seen yesterday in the day of debut. With two successes on five races, and a total of 22 points, the French Theo De Ramecourt is firmly at the top of the provisional standings.
Behind him at only two points, surprisingly, we find the British Connor Bainbridge. Today in the water he was the best and entered the medal zone thanks to two race victories, a second place and two third positions.
Third, on today’s virtual podium, the reigning champion of the Sardinia Grand Slam, the French Nico Parlier.
The Poetto beach instead looks cursed for the leader of the Kite Foil World Series Toni Vodisek. The Slovenian, in five races, has collected three missed starts, one sixth and one fortieth place. The ascent to the summit now becomes really difficult, but nothing is said until the last moment!
Among women, the American Daniela Moroz continues to reign supreme, bringing herself to 93 points from second place, the very young Polish kiter Julia Damasiewicz.
Tomorrow is the third day of racing. Six tests are scheduled with Skipper Meeting at 11.00 am and the first possible start at 12.00.
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.
Top five men after eleven races (two discard)
1 Théo de Ramecourt (FRA) – 20pts
2 Connor Bainbridge (GBR) – 22pts
3 Nico Parlier (FRA) – 24pts
4 Axel Mazella (FRA) – 27pts
5 Maxime Nocher (FRA) – 43pts
Top five women after eleven races (two discard)
1 Daniela Moroz (USA) – 117pts
2 Julia Damasiewicz (POL) – 220pts
3 Breiana Whitehead (AUS) – 233pts
4 Elena Kalinina (RUS) – 233pts
5 Leonie Meyer (GER) – 237pts