Free boys and womens foiling boats trials at Foiling Week GARDA
The first 2017 Foiling Week event takes place from 6 to 9 July in Malcesine, Lake Garda. This year, Foiling Week adds to the usual Forum and Regatta programs, a Foiling Expo and Foiling Boat Trial & Experience Camp.
Throughout the event, Foiling Week Garda provides an Expo and a free Trial & Experience Camp that is open to the public to see and experience the latest foiling boats and equipment on the market.
The Trial & Experience Camp allows participants to experience production foiling boats and has sessions dedicated to young people (12 to 17 years old) and to the female sailors.
The Trials & Experience Camp is open to all sailors who are thinking to switch to sailing 3.0. To participate, you must pre-register in order to be able to provide all those interested with a test opportunity on the chosen day with the favorite type of foiling boat.
The sessions for the young men will be organized by coaches of excellence, Stefano Rizzi and Bora Gulari, both Moth class champions, and Olympians Jo Aleh and Josie Gliddon of the Team Magenta Project for the women.
Magenta Project was created by the TeamSCA sailors, the first female crew to compete in the Volvo Ocean Race. ‘Changing a Culture’ is the goal of the Magenta Project and the Foiling Week Association shares the same idea. The Magenta Project girls want to promote the role of women in sailing, the Foiling Week promotes a new exciting way to achieve this goal.
Boys and girls who would like to take part in dedicated sessions can register by completing the application form.
The Trial & Experience Camp is free and starts on Thursday 6 July and ends on Sunday 9 July, special sessions for boys and girls are on Saturday 8 and Sunday, 9 July.
The boats available for testing are VoilAvion, Whisper, S9, iFly 15 cats and the Waszp and F101 mono-hulls.
Each boat will be followed closely by a motor dinghy with a trainer / instructor who will guide the experience and ensure safety.
To enroll in the Trial & Experience Camp and special sessions for boys and girls click here To see the boats involved on the Trial & Experience Camp click here
GAC Pindar supports the women’s trial sessions, Andrew Pindar has, in this regard, stated: “Pindar are delighted to be supporting womens trial at Foiling Week 2017. Though recognized for sponsoring many aspects of sailing over the last four decades it is perhaps through the backing of women, from Emma Sanderson (Richards) to many others, for which we are best known.
With foiling taking such an important role in the future of sailing we think it is only appropriate that we help the girls take their place alongside the guys.”
As usual, the Foiling Week includes Forums and Regattas every day, together with Expo and Trial, these activities will create experiences that participants will share during the Foiling Week’s evenings. Foiling Week is the event for every passionate sailor looking for an intense and exciting experience with sailing 3.0!
Foiling Week foilingweek.com
Trial & Experience Camp click here
Magenta Project themagentaproject.org
GAC Pindar gac.com/about-gac/sporting-gac/sailing/