Sardinia Grand Slam ready to start
Great success at the 2017 del Sardinia Grand Slam press conference. Today registration and Open Ceremony at 18.00
Sardinia Grand Slam ,final stop of Kite Foil Gold Cup have been presented yesterday at Sardinian Tourist board in Cagliari and will under go from tomorrow at the suggestive location of Poetto (Sesta Fermata, stabilimento Esercito Italiano).
The event is organized by GLE (Good Looking Entertainment) with technical support from Yacht Club Cagliari and the sanctioning body being IKA (International Kiteboarding Association).
The press conference was opened by event organizer Gian Domenico Nieddu with interventions by Alberto Floris president of Yacht Club Cagliari, Barbara Argiolas Sardinia Turism minister ,Yuri Marcialis Sport minister for the city of Cagliari, Mirco Babini President of the International Kiteboarding ,Association and General Giovanni Domenico Pintus, Commander in chief for Esercito Italiano – Sardinian Army.
“Events like the Sardinia Grand Slam – say Tourist Minister Barbara Argiolas- are included in our strategy plan to promote tourism throught sport in contact with nature. We are opening new seasons, after summer is over, thanks to events like this. We will continue to invest in events that will focus on our environmental quality and substanibility giving at the same time an economical value . Sailing events and other sports events in contact with nature find in Sardinia their ideal location”
At the Press conference was present also the Kite foil World Champion Maxine Nocher from Montecarlo: “ I’m really happy to be herein Cagliari. It’s the fourth time that I come in this wonderful island of Sardinia and I’m becoming really affectionated because I won here my very first international title. I’m sure this will be a great event.”
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 registered from all over the world and this evening at 6 pm there will be the ‘opening cerimony’.
Total prize money will reach € 20.000.
The reigning world champion MAXINE 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, italian champion 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.