Sardinia Grand Slam 2018 – Day 1
Sardinia Grand Slam – Day 1
The first day of competition at the Poetto di Cagliari is over. After two races, Nico Parler leads the provisional ranking with a point ahead of Maxime Nocher. Daniela Moroz first in women’s category
Not even today’s weather alert on the entire city of Cagliari has managed to stop the show of Sardinia Grand Slam 2018. The third and final stage of the KiteFoil World Series, which is awarding on Sunday, October 21st the world titles, has regularly begun at 14.00!
The wind and the sea, though rough, allowed two races to take place. The first one immediately after lunch and the second one at 17.30, after a stand by of a few hours made necessary to have the best conditions possible for the performing of the test.
In the first race, the Monegasque Maxime Nocher, now the number one in the ranking and favourite for the victory, immediately confirmed his leadership. Behind him, in second position, the French Nico Parlier, who, after dominating the 2017 edition of Sardinia Grand Slam, confirms his excellent feeling with the wind of the Poetto of Cagliari. Fifth the Italian Mario Calbucci.
Among the women, excellent performance by the very young American Daniela Moroz, followed by the Sardinia Grand Slam winner, Steph Bridge.
Plot twist in the second race with Nico Parlier who manages to impose himself on the British Guy Bridge. Only third Maxime Nocher. First among the Italians is once again Mario Calbucci, seventh.
At the end of the first day we then have Nico Parlier leading the standings with 3 points followed by Maxime Nocher with 4 points. Third, detached of 7 points, the British Connor Bainbridge.
Unchanged the women’s arrival order of the second race and then of the provisional ranking with Daniela Moroz first, followed by Steph Bridge and Julia Damasiewicz.
The Sardinia Grand Slam is organized by Good Looking Entertainment with the collaboration of the Yacht Club Cagliari, which deals with technical sports coordination, under the auspices of the IKA (International Kiteboarding Association), and with the contribution of the Autonomous Region of Sardinia with the Department of Tourism and the City of Cagliari with the Department of Sports.