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Opening duels of the four-stop KiteFoil World Series final in Sardinia, threw up breathtakingly-close racing in gusty and shifty Mistral winds that tested even the most experienced athletes.
Video Producer: Icarus Sports
The hot-favourite to lift the 2019 KiteFoil World Series title at the Cagliari finale, dropped out of the competition after he suffered a dramatic shoulder injury in a crash in the penultimate race on the second day.
Overnight leader Théo de Ramecourt (FRA) extended his lead at the top of the standings after he landed two bullets and two seconds on the stunning Gulf of Angels course in tricky offshore breezes.
Reigning four-time Formula Kite world champion Daniela Moroz (USA) added the KiteFoil World Series title to her growing haul to trophies, though remarkably this was one that had eluded her until now.