Please select your home edition
Edition
WASZP2021 - WASZP_X - LEADERBOARD

SailGP - WASZP INSPIRE Racing lights up Plymouth

by WASZP Class 19 Jul 00:28 PDT 17-18 July 2021

What an epic month of WASZP racing we have had in the UK. First, we had the record fleet of 56 boats at the UK Nationals in Rutland, which also doubled as a qualifying event for the Plymouth SailGP Event.

With Covid restrictions easing, it enabled the WASZP team to put in action the first fully-fledged SailGP INSPIRE WASZP Racing event of the season. The 16 sailors (8 male, 8 female) were selected from a combination of written applications and on-water qualification. This enabled the best WASZP Sailors in the country an opportunity to race against talent from other classes on the one-design WASZP platform.

The WASZP is one of the only genuine high-performance classes where male and female sailors can compete on a level playing field, 3 of the girls qualified for the final 8 to compete amongst the F50s on Saturday and Sunday. Hattie Rogers showed a clean pair of heels and was 2nd, heading into the final day to be the top female sailor. She will undoubtedly be on the radar of the Great Britain SailGP Team's women development program for the future.

Zac Blomeley took the overall win with a commanding display in marginal conditions, overturning the UK WASZP nationals result with Matt Beck. The Slalom concept is an absolute winner and kept the large crowds on-shore and on the broadcast entertained.

Zac went on to say, "This has been one of the most special weeks of my life". Further showing the credibility of this program.

We now turn our attention to Aarhus to be hosted on the 20/21st of August. Applications for this event will be closing on the 23rd of July, so make sure you get them in and not miss this unbelievable opportunity.

All other legs of the circuit are now open so get those applications in!

Related Articles

Robertstad takes German WASZP Eurocup
A big couple of months for the Norwegian sailor in the class Norwegian sailor Mathilde Robertstad has taken out the third leg of the WASZP Eurocup held in conjunction with Kiel Week 2021. Posted on 8 Sep
WASZP 2022 major events announced
Three Major Tier one and two events are slated already With the extremely successful 2021 WASZP European Games now in the rearview mirror, the WASZP Class is setting the agenda for 2022! Posted on 27 Aug
New junior foiler WASZP_X
The most affordable and accessible complete pathway in foiling? On the back of the extremely successful 2021 European WASZP Games and return to international competition, we are proud to announce the WASZP_X will join the swarm and be part of the WASZP family. Posted on 17 Aug
European WASZP Games overall
GBR's Matt Beck wins special event on Lake Garda After five days of intense competition, WASZP UK Sailor Matt Beck in on top of the world! In a return to international competition that has been two years in the making, we could not have asked for a better event to return us to semi-normalcy. Posted on 16 Aug
European WASZP Games day 3
Bertone takes the lead in absolutely classic Peler conditions Italian WASZP Sailor Francesco Bertone has taken a mini break over the rest of the fleet in the 2021 WASZP European Games. Showing stunning consistency, adding a third and a first to his scorecard following a discard/drop in the first race of day 3. Posted on 14 Aug
European WASZP Games day 2
Four exciting championship races held in a good breeze on Lake Garda With an early start to make the most of the morning Peler (northerly wind), the 2021 WASZP European Games started with a bang! Four exciting championship races ensued in a good breeze of 12-18 knots. Posted on 13 Aug
European WASZP Games day 1 slalom
Wind like clockwork, as only Garda can deliver Scorching temperatures and brilliant blue skies greeted competitors for day 1 of the 2021 WASZP European Games. With the 88 competitors split into eight flights it was all to play for, and isn't it great to be back! Posted on 12 Aug
2021 European WASZP Games preview
18 nations will be represented, with some new countries being stung by the WASZP The 2021 WASZP European Games sees a return to international competition for the popular one-design foiler. With 2 years passing since we last made the pilgrimage to Lake Garda the WASZP mecca, it is time to re-unite and take flight! Posted on 10 Aug
European WASZP Games ready to take flight
90 entries so far from 18 nations and expectations of over 100 boats After a whirlwind 18 months navigating covid-19, restrictions, lockdowns and venue changes we are now just 15 days away from the 2021 WASZP European Games hosted by Circola Vela Arco, situated at North Lake Garda. Posted on 26 Jul
Scottish WASZP Training at Dalgety Bay
A great weekend for the "northern old blokes and veterans" division of the class Whilst our southern cousins were busy supporting the amazing WASZP sailors at SailGP Youth Inspire Plymouth, the "northern old blokes and veterans" division of the class had organised a weekend of training and fun at Dalgety Bay Sailing Club. Posted on 21 Jul
WASZP2021 - SWARM - FOOTERWASZP2021 - WASZP_X - FOOTER