Professionals and kitesurfing lovers were in the group of sportsmen, including Vlladimir Popov, the founder of Sodis Travel, Vladimir Popov Jr., Andrew Greenstein, Vladimir Brainin, Artyom Belyaev and Konstantin Aksenov, the first kiteboarder to cross the Bering Strait. In 2011 Michel Hoffman from Luxembourg and Mauritians Frederick Mohammed Khan Pirali and Brandon Labonn. Nine kiters were struggling to show speed, strength and huge devotion all way through.
For many years kite has been very popular on Mauritius. The island with its huge lagoon is truly an ideal spot for tourists who love this kind of sport - gliding. Above that, the event will be broadly covered by the press and social media in Russia due to the presence of a group of Russian journalists on the site. The Embassador of Russia on Mauritius His Excellency Sir Klimovskiy approved of this event, alongside with Mauritius Tourism Board and other sponsors