The Foiling Week is the first and only global event dedicated to the amazingly fast foiling boats, their sailors, designers and builders.
The first edition (2014) was announced in December 2013 and held at Fraglia Vela Malcesine, Lake Garda, Italy in July 2014. More than 60 boats including foiling monohulls, multihulls, kite-surf boards, windsurfers, and a wide variety of prototypes were sailed by 100+ sailors including professionals such as Sebastian Col, Nils Frey, Josh McKnight, Rob Gough, Stefano Rizzi, to name just a few…
Twenty high-profile speakers enlightened a fully-booked Forum for three days. Designers, sailors and builders including Tom Speer, Martin Fischer, Kevin Hall, Davide Tagliapietra, Mark Somerville, Chris Edwards and Andrew ‘AMac’ McDougal, provided detailed analysis, explained projects and shared informative discussion on the art of foiling and ideas for future developments.
Following on from the success of the inaugural event, The 2015 Foiling Week edition will be held during the first week of July in Malcesine, Lake Garda, Italy. Class Regattas, Long Distance Races and a Speed Contest will take place from Wednesday 1st to Sunday 5th July. Forums and workshops will be scheduled during the mornings and at the end of racing in the afternoons from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th July.
A number of new foiling designs have been launched this year and have joined the Foling Week 2015, so up to six different dedicated classes are expected to be racing on the waters of Lake Garda. Classes that have already confirmed participation include monohulls, multihulls and a range of foiling kite boards and windsurfers.
There will also be an exposition of foiling craft and test trials onboard some of the boats, providing a rare opportunity to try the third mode of sailing: Foiling.
More information at www.foilingweek.com.
– Jonno Fullerton