From December 13th to 16th at Woollahra Sailing Club in Rose Bay, Sydney, start the 2019 season of Foiling Weeks. It is the second down-under Foiling Week, foiling is “on trend” with sailing, surfing, SUP, kiteboarding and windsurfing. Foiling has added an exciting new dimension to each these water sports.
As for all Foiling Week events, the program is enriched with an Expo, Trial and Learn to Fly courses. In addition to the usual morning Forum program and the afternoon races, major foiling boat manufacturers will show and demonstrate their creations throughout the day.
FW Regatta (December 13th to 16th)
All Foiling classes will race at FW Regatta, as part of the FW Regatta. Moths run their NSW Moth State Championship 2018/19 and Windsurf Foil run their Oceanic Championship 2018-2019. Thanks to Marlow Ropes, there will be a long distance race for all the foiling boats, in an all against all showdown, to determine the fastest boat and the best foiling sailors on Sydney Harbour.
Registration to the FW Regatta is open, this is the address for the Foiling Boats: woollahrasailingclub.org.au/racing/regattas/#foiling-week
and this for the Windsurf Foil: regattatoolbox.com/eventDetails?eventID=uu8ze8jQFk
FW Gurit Forum (December 14th to 15th)
The FW Gurit Forum will allow participants to meet the most advanced Australian designers, boat builders and sailors, sharing their experiences, ideas and future paths. Starting on the morning of Friday 14th, people like Andrew McDougall, Bertrand Castelnerac, Charles Viviani, Gerben Van Duyl, Jhon Illet, Peter Stephinson and others will present the latest development in foiling industry.
The forum is open to the public and the entry is free providing you register at: foilingweek.com/sydney-2018/
Sustainability is one of the Foiling Week's core values, providing a conscious way of dealing with the sport of sailing which is ecological by its very nature.
There are habits of life that even sailors tend to underestimate. Avoiding waste by not using plastic bottles, conscious use of fresh water to wash boats and equipment and differentiating waste products are just some of the actions being introduced to improve life on our planet whilst participating in our favorite sport. With this theme the Foiling Week partner Torqeedo extends the opportunity to reduce pollution and carbon footprint by using electric engines on support, media and guests boats at Foiling Week events.
Learn to Fly (December 14th to 16th)
Have your “First Flight” 90 minutes course with the opportunity to test sail, with professional coaches, Wazp foiling boats. All the team at the Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre (ASWC), are very excited to team up with Foiling Week from December 13th to 16th. We will be running foiling taster courses from the new Foil Training Scheme throughout three of the four days of Foiling Week. All tuition will be delivered by qualified Foiling Instructors with RYA certificates issued to all those who participate.
The ASWC team looking forward to showing how accessible foiling can be, offering sailors the opportunity to experience flying above the water along with the foiling community at Foiling Week this month. Book your first flight today foilingweek.com/sydney-2018/
Foiling Week Trials (December 14th to 16th)
Foiling Week Trials are for all the experienced sailor that want to try foiling boats. It will be held at Woollahra Sailing Club from December 14th to 16th. The boats available for testing are the Ufo and Open Bic with Glide Free Foiling Kit for the younger sailors. Each boat will be followed closely by a RIB with a coach that will guide the experience and ensure safety.
And it’s free! Get your application in today! foilingweek.com/sydney-2018/
On Saturday 15th December two dates for surfer and for kiters
Foiling Week will be inviting Foiling Surfers and SUP’s to North Wanda Beach, Cronulla. Saturday 15th December @ 8.30am for a 2 hour Foiling Session, sponsored by JP.
The meeting for Foiling Kiteboarders is at Botany Bay or Kurnell (depending on wind direction) on Saturday 15th December @ 10am for a 3 hour Foiling Session sponsored by Cabrinha.