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Gurit Forum at Sydney Foiling Week

by Foiling Week 11 Jan 08:57 PST
The first Foiling Week Forum starts in Sydney at Woollahra Sailing Club © Martina Orsini / Foiling Week

The Foiling Week Forum is a unique event that creates opportunity for the best foiling regatta sailors to share knowledge and information with designers/builders and enable technicians and theorists to put into practice their projects, generating an exchange of feedback that accelerates the development process of foiling.

This is why The Foiling Week events are so popular, it is not only racing, not only a show, it is a real moment of growth for the foiling community of 'Thinkers and Tinkerers"


The Gurit Forum allows to meet the most advanced Australian Designers, Boat Builders and Sailor sharing their experiences, ideas and future paths. Starting on the morning of Friday 12th people like Charles Viviani, Jack Macartney, Ian Ward, Brett Ellis, James Brewer and others will present last development in foiling industry.


Topics at this Gurit Forum will be 'Aussie Designers' and 'AC Design' that has divided in separate sessions and, as usual, at the end of each session a round table on the same topic.

Friday 12th
10:00 Forum Opening
10:10 Session "the Aussie designers": Brett Elliss, foil engineering for AC
10:35 Ian Ward, the after-market foiling systems
11:00 Jack Macartney, the Superfoiler
11:25 Tony Stanton, Carbon Fiber evolution
11:45 Q&A Session

Saturday 13th 10:00 Forum Opening
10:10 Charles Viviani, analysis of AC foil using Autocad
10:35 Session "Foil development and projects": James Brewer, CFD for foiling
11:00 Gerben Van Duyl, UFO developments
11:25 Stephen Hennessy, Hysucat Water Transport new project
11:50 Q&A Session

You can book for free a seat at the forum at

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