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PredictWind.com 2014

Foiling week, an unforgettable success and a record run

by Domenico Boffi on 16 Jul 2014
Day six - The Foiling Week 2014 © Martina Orsini
The Foiling Week, a new event in 2014 left some extraordinary, indelible memories with everyone who was there, for the sailing, the watching and debates.


The event became a wonderful, strange mix of friendship between sailors with an innovating spirit! 1000’s of joined in to watch live sailing feeds and the forum of global experts. www.foilingweek.com hosts some wonderful video clips and a gallery of the world’s best foiling boats ripping it up in beautiful Lake Garda – you’ll get goose bumps!


Designers, builders, journalists, sailors and the simply curious each shared and contributed their vision, experiences, dreams and hypothesis about the future of sailing as a foiling sport.

We promise an even bigger, better event in 2015, build on the 2014‘ share to innovate’ theme. On the final day, hydrofoil boats of all types competed in the long distance endurance race 'TFW Mixed Fleet'. The quirks and strengths of different craft became clear - it’s now obvious that each type of hydrofoil boat has areas in which the best performance is expressed and dark corners that represent their improvement. The purpose of the Mixed Fleet Race was exactly that: to confront and understand.

The ranking is fierce: the foil-kite performance is incredible and versatile – as its dominance in the ranking attests.

The GC32 catamaran set a new speed record on Wednesday, ninth. Sebastian Col and Josh Mcknight sent the impressive catamaran flying through to 37.9 knots! The next target for this Innovative hydrofoil one design is to break down the 40 knots barrier.

The final Forum Day took advantage of the confidence built in the week, with passionate speaker presentations and talks around the boat park. The Foiling Week spirit was clear when we watched Sebastian Col chatting with young builders like Michele Petrucci and the fluid dynamics gurus engaging with the best Foiling Kite speed demons. We’re proud all the attendees got to speak freely, without worrying about anything like world rankings or shyness.

Foiling has become sailings third mode. And our first passion.

Results


Mixed Fleet Race 10/7/2014



Pos. Class Sail Nr. Name Points Race 1 Race 2
1 Kite foiler ITA 9996 Simone Vannucci 2 1 1
2 Kite foiler AUT 2 Adrian Geislinger 4 2 2
3 Kite foiler SLO 3 Toni Vodisek 7 4 3
4 Single foiler ITA 8 Domenicali Daniele 16 12 4
5 International Moth AUS 4142 Josh Mcknight 27 3 dns
6 Kite foiler FRA 39 Benjamin Tillier 29 5 dns
7 International Moth ITA 4139 Stefano Ferrighi 30 6 dns
8 International Moth ITA 4092 Carlo De Paoli 31 7 dnf
9 International Moth FRA 11 Sebastien Col 32 8 dns
10 International Moth ITA 3887 Matteo Gritti 33 9 dnf
11 International Moth ITA 4093 Stefano Rizzi 34 10 dns
12 Single foiler ITA 16 Michele Petrucci 35 11 dnf
13 Double foiler ITA 9999 Edoardo Bianchi 48 dns dns
13 International Moth AUS 6 Rob Gough 48 dnf dns
13 International Moth SUI 4112 Chris Rast 48 dnf dns
13 International Moth UK 4 Ben Paton 48 dns dns
13 International Moth GBR 4038 Tom Ofter 48 dns dns
13 International Moth SUI 3836 Adriano Petrino 48 dns dns
13 More than 4 crew foiler SUI 22222 Swiss Watch Manifactur 48 dns dns
13 More than 4 crew foiler 22221 Spax Solution 48 dns dns
13 Up to 4 crew foiler SUI 9998 Thomas Jundt 48 dns dns
13 Up to 4 crew foiler GBR 9997 Philip Kenchington 48 dns dns
13 Windsurf foiler FRA 76 Bruno Andre 48 dnf dnf




Day six - The Foiling Week 2014 ©  Martina Orsini
Day six - The Foiling Week 2014 © Martina Orsini
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