Sardinia Challenge, the Kinder Joy of Moving Trophy and the WingFoil Italian Cup in Villasimius – Water sports

Sardinia Challenge, the Kinder Joy of Moving Trophy and the WingFoil Italian Cup in Villasimius – Water sports
Sardinia Challenge, the Kinder Joy of Moving Trophy and the WingFoil Italian Cup in Villasimius – Water sports

From May 23rd to 26th, Villasimius hosts the Sardinia Challenge, a series of events linked to the world of sailing that begins with the third stage of the Kinder Joy of Moving Trophy – Touring Cup. Thus the Optimist Italia Trophy arrives for the first time in Villasimius, a moment that crowns the start of the summer season of the Optimist Class sailing school, it is a first step towards the 1st international stage Swan 28.

Also scheduled for May 25th and 26th WingFoil Fest Trophy, the sixth stage of the Italian Cup valid for the Sardinian Championship title. The rich calendar also includes activities dedicated to Parasailing, whose activities will take place with 3 Hansa 303 boats and the best athletes on the Sardinian scene.

The third stage of the Kinder Joy of Moving Trophy – Touring Cup attracts over 280 young cadet and junior sailors from the rest of Italy, all involved in the Optimist Class regattas. The first two regattas took place in Passignano sul Trasimeno and Agropoli.

The Optimist boat was created in the 1940s to allow young people to go to sea safely. The monohull is dedicated to children and teenagers between 8 and 14 years old, structured to be simple to sail. What distinguishes it from other boats is the more squared bow, while the length is 2.30 meters and the surface is 3.25 m2.

The project Kinder Joy of Moving is an international Social Responsibility project of the Ferrero Group, designed to encourage children’s natural predisposition to move and play in the belief that a positive attitude towards movement and sport can make today’s children better adults tomorrow. The project is active in 33 countries around the world and involves 2.6 million children in the practice of numerous sports.

The highlight of the event will take place in the waters of Marina di Villasimius, the boat paddock will be located at the suggestive Spiaggia del Riso while the port will be the nerve center of the Sardinia Challenge village where the collateral events will take place, on the afternoon of Saturday 25 May the Sea Festival will take place in the small square of the Marina di Villasimius.

In recent years alone, Villasimius has hosted numerous national and international sailing events, including the Club Swan Racing And Swan Challenge with the classes 36 And 50, TheGC32 Racing Tour in which the flying catamarans and all the Melges classes competed. All occasions in which the best sailors were seen in action. This time, with the Kinder Joy of Moving Trophy – Touring Cup we take a look at what the future of sailing will be in Italy and with the WingFoil Fest Trophy we turn the spotlight on the new discipline that attracts the very young.

“We are excited to get closer to the start of the 2024 edition of the Sardinia Challenge which will bring many events related to the world of sailing to Villasimius”, comments on President of the Italian Naval League Villasimius Section Sergio Ghiani. “The Kinder Joy of Moving Trophy – Touring Cup is highly coveted by all the nautical clubs in Italy and we are proud to have been the ones who managed to bring this great event here. We work tirelessly to ensure that children and their families can fully experience the sea, get to know Villasimius and discover the area through sports even in a low season, such as the month of May. Admiring the little ones competing in the Kinder Joy of Moving Trophy – Touring Cup but also the very young in the Wing FoilFest Trophy will be a very exciting moment, we will have tomorrow’s champions before our eyes.

During the summer– concludes LNI President Villasimius Sergio Ghianiwe will organize numerous other events, proud to make Villasimius known under this important sporting aspect. The rich calendar of events will allow us to extend the season until the end of October with the 1st international stage Swan 28.”

“The response from the families of the athletes participating in the Kinder Joy of Moving Trophy – Touring Cup was surprising”, comments on President of the Optimist Italia Class Walter Cavallucci. “Villasimius offers families the opportunity to discover the area while their children are involved in an important regatta such as that of the Kinder Joy of Moving Trophy – Touring Cup circuit. Our class has around 2000 members throughout Italy, they are very young people between 9 and 15 years of age, and every year, thanks to Kinder Joy of Moving, we have the opportunity to have hundreds of boys and girls practice sailing. Furthermore, in recent years we have had the opportunity to delve into issues related to environmental sustainability, care and protection of the sea. This year we will add an in-depth study on the knowledge of Parasailing.

In Sardinia– he concludes horseswe are experiencing an amazing welcome and strong collaboration with all the bodies, institutions and actors involved in this great event”.

“After hosting regattas of international importance, the Villasimius Marina welcomes with great enthusiasm the 280 male and female athletes who arrive in Sardinia for the Kinder Joy of Moving Trophy – Touring Cup and all the athletes registered for the WingFoil Fest Trophy”, comment Amedeo Ferrigno, the president of the Villasimius Navy – Bringing children and young people together with a major sporting event is a source of joy for us. The Optimist Italia Trophy arrives in Villasimius for the first time and our hope is that in the future our Marina can become a destination and a fixed stop on the national calendar. Among our future objectives we have the desire to host the final and then also be able to bring the Optimist World Championship.”

The organization of Sardinia Challenge bears the signatures of Italian Naval League Villasimius Sectionwith the collaboration of Yacht Club Villasimius, from the Villasimius Marinathe Italian Sailing Federation, the III FIV Zone, with the fundamental support of Optimist class Italywho worked hard for the national candidacy of Villasimius, and the Ferrero Group with the project Kinder Joy Of Moving.

The event is sponsored by the Municipality of Villasimius and the Marine Protected Area of ​​Capo Carbonara. The event is part of the program of major Sardinia Isola dello Sport events of the Tourism Department of the Sardinia Region.

Elisabetta Sanna

 
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