The Sardinia Grand Slam is Back!

Sardinia Grand Slam

Cagliari plays host to the Kite Foil World Series

2-6 October


The IKA World Series is ready to return to Sardinia, Italy, in what is now globally recognized as one of the best locations to practice kiteboarding in the world. From 2 to 6 October, the Poetto’s beach of Cagliari will be the scene of 2019 edition of the Sardinia Grand Slam World Championship, the third stage of the KiteFoil World Series!


Sardinia Grand Slam


Once again all the strongest kite athletes will arrive in the Sardinian capital, joined in the desire to win the World Title 2019.


For the past two years Frenchman Nico Parlier has ruled the Sardinia Grand Slam, but was mocked last year in the general result by the current World Champion Maxime Nocher. The challenge for victory has risen up again this year.


In addition to Parlier, Nocher and well-known KiteFoil champions such as Mazella, Bainbridge, De Ramecourt and Gruber, are all fighting for the world title. The young Slovenian, Toni Vodisek, joins the pack, who at only 19 years old has already won the first stage of the race that took place from 24 to 28 July in Gizzeria.


Moving on to women, the 2018 title went to Kirstyn Obrien, rewarded by the consistency and results in her first two stages of the KiteFoil World Series.


The Sardinian public was also enchanted by the young American Daniela Moroz, who this year looks like “the athlete to beat” after she attained the 18th place in Gizzeria (first in the female category).


One to watch is Sofia Tomasoni, the 2018 Olympic Champion at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires. She is the Italian, European and World Champion in TT:R (Twin Tip Race) and is taking her first steps to the world of the KiteFoil discipline, determined to climb the charts and represent the blue colours at the great Olympic debut in Paris 2024.


Soon the two Chinese stages at Weifang and Pingtan will be held, now considered a “cult ”of the Kite Foil World Series. The overall ranking will be updated and we will know which athletes will compete to bring home the 2019 World Title at the Poetto’s beach in Cagliari.


Poetto beach will be the last stage of the Kite foil World Series. Mirco Babini, President of the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) adds:



“with the inclusion of Kite foil in the Olympic disciplines of Paris 2024, this event is becoming increasingly important all over the world. It is no coincidence that in Cagliari we will have more than 100 athletes from more than 40 countries spread over 5 continents. Certainly, we will see a great show in water among the 10 strongest athletes of this discipline and with the participation of many young people ready to show to the world their worth”.




“Cagliari and its Poetto beach are once again a reference point for the international kiteboarding; says Gian Domenico Nieddu of the Good looking Entertainment Agency – This city confirms itself able to host hig-level events like this, both as regards kiteboarding, and in general all sports with sailing. Poetto is now recognized all over the world as one of the best place for competitions and training. I hope that in the coming years this natural heritage will be further enhanced by constant strategic actions as the organization of events.”


The Sardinia Grand Slam World Championship is organized by Good Looking Entertainment and the Yacht Club Cagliari (responsible for the technical coordination of the sport), under the guide of the IKA and contributions from the Autonomous Region of Sardinia, the Department of Tourism and of the Municipality of Cagliari, together with some addtional private companies.


The Sardinia Grand Slam takes place between – 2-6 October 2019, in Poetto Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy.


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