7th Foiling Awards – WASZP

The 7th edition of the Foiling Awards has its winners. The prizes for the best foiling athletes, projects and products of the last 12 months were awarded overnight in Genoa based on votes cast online by the global foiling Community.

We believe the WASZP Community is simply the best in the world, and that has been confirmed by the amount of support from our sailors and families in the voting for the seventh foiling awards. 

Hattie Rogers claimed the Female Foiling Sailor of the Year with a stunning 12 months, while Sam Street underpinned why he is one of the biggest up and coming young stars of the sailing world, by taking out Male Sailor of the Year. We love to share our sailors success and when these fantastic young people win, we all win. 

The WASZP Class claimed the pathway of the year award, beating off the Youth Americas Cup for the top prize. However, perhaps the most significant award was the Forlanini Award. 

Forlanini Award

The ‘Forlanini’, the overall award to the ‘winner among winners’ dedicated to the renowned Italian foiling pioneer, was awarded to the WASZP Class (Foiling Pathway Award 2024). It was a unanimous decision based mainly on the price, which was more convenient than similar boats, making it possible for a wider segment of the female and male public to buy it, and the fact that it currently represents an excellent waypoint to more demanding boats.

The 7th Foiling Awards jury, made up of Award winners of previous editions, consisted this year of:. Glenn Ashby – Emirates Team New Zealand. Roberto Lacorte – Flying Nikka. Doug Schickler – ST Yachts. Ferdinand Van West – NYYC American Magic Team and Oleksandr Muratov – Proteus 360.

Thank you to the team at WE ARE FOILING for all their support. 

7th FOILING AWARDS RECAP

FOILING WEEK 2024

This year’s Foiling Week will be an exciting one! The event will run between the 24th & 30th of June on Lake Garda! Stay tuned for entries to open next week! https://www.fragliavela.org/en/regatta/foiling-week-2024-11th-edition/

This year we are able to conduct two fleets of WASZP due to the increasing popularity of the Class and the event. 1x fleet of 8.2m capped at 90 entries (so get those entries in as soon as the event opens). The 2nd fleet will encompass the ever-increasing WASZP_X 5.8m and 6.9m classes. 

KEY POINTS

ELEVATED TO TIER 2 WASZP RANKING STATUS
EUROCUP – MAJOR EVENT
2x Fleets – 1x 8.2 (Entries capped at 90)  & 1x WASZP_X & 6.9m (Entries capped at 90)
*This event is a compulsory scoring EuroCup. You must attend to be eligible for the NEW SAIL Draw at the end of the season. 

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