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Formula Kite World Championships remain in Sardinia: Cagliari to host the 2022 edition

by Sardinia Grand Slam 17 Jul 07:23 PDT 8-16 October 2022
Theo De Ramecourt in action at 2021 Sardinia Grand Slam © IKA Media / Markus Hadjuk

From Oristano to Cagliari it's a short step: Sardinia confirms itself as a queen of the World's kitesurf by hosting also in 2022, the Formula Kite World Championships.

Looking forward to the five-circle debut of the discipline at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, the specialists of the new "Olympic sailing discipline" will fight for another World title in Sardinia, moving their foils to the Golfo degli Angeli's waters.

Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia, is the designated city to host the World's top competition, from October 8th to 16th, 2022 in the context of the Sardinia Grand Slam: last October, the iconic sailing event organized by GLEsport, had hosted the IKA KiteFoil World Series' queen stage.

French Theo De Ramecourt and US' Daniela Moroz will be called to defend the crowns won in 2021. Cagliari is ready to host over 150 athletes representing 40 Countries and 6 Continents.

The World Championships will be organized by the GLE Sport company. "We are very happy our event has been selected to host the Formula Kite World Championships in 2022" GLEsport President Gian Domenico Nieddu said. "In Sardinia we've been among the first to believe in this discipline, actually having a growing success among young people and about to make its debut at the Olympic level. We thank IKA, the International Kiteboarding Federation, and World Sailing, the International Sailing Federation as well as the Italian Sailing Federation for trusting in our organizational framework: we will do everything to fully respect the great expectations placed on our event".

"Cagliari and the Sardinia Grand Slam are world-class excellences in kiting. We had no doubts about the assignment of the next Formula Kite World Championships to Cagliari, also considering the excellent work done last year in the organization of the IKA World Series. In Cagliari, we have everything we need to set up a successful edition on technical, organizational and media perspectives. We are going to host an incredible fleet with all the seats assigned to national teams from all over the world", IKA President Mirco Babini commented.

Councilor for Tourism, Crafts and Commerce of the Autonomous Region of Sardinia Gianni Chessa also expresses his satisfaction: "Kite has become a strategic sport for the Autonomous Region of Sardinia, for the enhancement of our regional beauties. Cagliari is an ideal location to host a World Championships, because of its huge experience in the world of sailing, and the ideal climatic conditions of the Golfo degli Angeli are perfect for offering a show that lives up to expectations".

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