The Circolo Canottieri Aniene champion, Sofia Tomasoni , and the athlete from the Dominican Republic, Adeuri Corniel , respectively the women’s and men’s gold medal in the Kiteboard TT: R at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires 2018, will participate in the first edition of the Kite Festival City of Rome scheduled from 6 to 14 April at the Marine Village beach resort.
The announcement was made today on the occasion of the presentation of the City of Rome Kite Festival held at the CONI Boardroom in the presence of CONI Secretary General, Carlo Mornati, of the President of the FIV, Francesco Ettorre, of the Councilor for Sports of the Municipality Rome X Silvana Denicolò together with Guido Sirolli and Francesco Rocco, respectively president of Tognazzi Marine Village and vice president of the Circolo Canottieri Aniene. event organizing circles, and the President of the International Kiteboarding Association, Mirco Babini.
Kite Festival Città di Roma from 6 to 14 April 2019
A nine-day event dedicated to the world of kitesurfing, SUP, sailing, windsurfing and outdoor sports organized by the two Roman sailing clubs together with the Marine Village Academy SSD with the support of the youth class associations belonging to the Italian Federation It is under the patronage of the Municipality of Rome X and of the General Command of the Corps of Port Authorities.
The highlight will be the first edition of the Kite Marathon , a high-speed challenge on the weekend of 6 and 7 April that will involve around 100 kiters from all over the world who will be competing for the speed record on a route of 42.195 kilometers – the same length of the running marathon – a few hundred meters from the shore that will embrace the Roman coast from Torvaianica to the Tourist Port of Rome, giving an incredible show for those who decide to spend the weekend on the beach. A prize pool of 5,000.00 euros will be up for grabs and will be divided among the top five.
„A unique formula of its kind – confesses Mirco Babini – that we thought of to introduce the most spectacular of the kiteboard disciplines, now included in the Olympic program, and create greater interest in sports activities related to water and the outdoors. We have already received interest from athletes from other nations who, intrigued by the format, will participate in the event „.
On the weekend of 13 and 14 April, the Kite Festival Città di Roma will host the I stage of the national circuit of the young Olympic kiteboard TT: R (Twin Tip Race) for a regatta on a slalom course that will be visible from the beach of the Marine Village.
„After the experience with the youth board – commented Sofia Tomasoni at today’s presentation – I am starting to look at kiteboard foiling for the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympics. For this reason, I will be present Kite Festival Città di Roma to participate in both the Kitefoil Marathon is at the first stage of the Italian TT: R Championship circuit „.
For the entire duration of the event an Expo Area will be set up where companies in the watersport and outdoor sector will have the opportunity to present the latest news of the season and give visitors and enthusiasts the chance to try new equipment. trend.
The mornings from 8 to 12 April will instead be dedicated to the promotion of the sea with schools . Particular attention will be paid to the day of 11 April, on which the Day of the Sea recurs: in this context, the Kite Festival Città di Roma will be an opportunity to let young people experience the disciplines of the sea with sailing trips , tests on stand up puddles, wave surfing, kitesurf kites. There will also be simulations in the water by the staff of the Italian Society of Rescue Dogs and meetings dedicated to the knowledge of biology and respect for the marine ecosystem.
On weekends there are also musical evenings with DJ setswho will accompany those who spend the day at the Marine Village during the afternoon and evening to follow the regattas and the planned initiatives.
„Events of this kind – said the president of the Italian Sailing Federation, Francesco Ettorre – allow us to give visibility to our sport even in different contexts. It allows us to reach new potential enthusiasts by showing the values of our sport. Kitesurfing has become a discipline Olympic, therefore it deserves the right attention and the Kite Festival Città di Roma is an important occasion on which it is necessary to focus the spotlight“.
Location: Marine Village, Via Litoranea, 547, Ostia, Metropolitan City of Rome
Date: April 6-14
Marine Village, Via Litoranea, 547, Ostia, Metropolitan City of Rome, ItalyPrice