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Less than one week to the first 2018 Foiling Week in Sydney

by Foiling Week 4 Jan 2018 14:46 PST 11 to 14 January, 2018
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From January 11th to 14th at Woollahra Sailing Club in Rose Bay, Sydney, a new year of foiling will be celebrated by the first Foiling Week of the 2018. It is the first down-under Foiling Week, in the homeland of the recent foiling renaissance. As for all Foiling Week events, the program is enriched with an Expo, Trial and Experience Camp. 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.

A Class, Moth, Waszp and other new foiling boats like the Superfoiler will have class racing in the harbour during the afternoon. Thanks to Marlow and SLAM, 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. The support of Marlow Ropes will provide the availability of three racing areas and organization for the first foiling year event.

The 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 12th, people like Andrew McDougall, Charles Viviani, Rob Denney, Jack McCartney, Ian Ward, Brett Ellis, Brett Goodall, James Brewer and others will present the latest development in foiling industry.

Sustainability is one of the Foiling Week's core values, provising 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 favourite 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.

Foiling Week Harken Kidz Trials - Sydney
On the first two days of the event, the first-ever Foiling Week Harken Kidz Trials will be held. Expert coaching and access to top-of-the-line equipment provides you with a fantastic opportunity to learn the art of foiling from the best out there - And it's free! Get your application in today!

Here's how it Works

  • Kids aged 13 - 21 apply to participate in the Harken Kidz Trials.
  • Harken and Foiling Week review the applications and choose eight sailors for each event.
  • You don't have to be the best sailor. You just have to turn in the best application.
  • If accepted, all you need to do is get yourself to the regatta, we'll do the rest.
  • Accepted applicants are required to submit a signed parental release waiver prior to participation.

    Apply now here

    On the last two days of the event, January 13th and 14th there will also be the possibility for all sailors to try foiling boats assisted by coaches and safety boats, with sessions dedicated to women and run by female foiling sailors.

    Thanks to SLAM, Foiling Week has been able to create an event tour that this year touches three continents. Sydney is the first of the year and also the first down-under. After the Sydney stop-over, Foiling Week will be at Shake-A-Leg in Biscayne Bay, Miami from February 15th to 18th.

    This year, the Classic Garda Foiling Week will be from June 28th to July 1st at Fraglia Vela Malcesine as usual.

    Appliances Online, leader in the Australian online appliances and white goods industry since 2004, will support Foiling Week Sydney. Appliances Online has been supporting local sailing regattas and championships for years. Foiling Week is the event that in 2018 will bring together in the local Australian foiling community with the contribution of Appliances Online donating prizes to the competitors.

    To participate the All Sailor Foiling Trials please apply here

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