Please select your home edition
Lloyd Stevenson Catalyst 45 728x90px2 TOP

USA iQFoil athletes ready for action at the future Paris 2024 venue

by US Sailing Team 22 Oct 15:52 PDT
iQFoil European Championships © Sailing Energy

Three US athletes are on the ground in Marseille, France, the sailing venue for the Paris 2024 Olympics, for the 2021 iQFoil European Championships. Racing begins Saturday, October 23 and continues through Thursday, October 28.

Competing for the United States:

  • Alexander Temko (Clearwater, Florida), competing in the Under 21 division
  • Fiona Wylde (Hood River, Oregon), competing in the Open division
  • Xavier Ferlet (Santa Clarita, California), competing in the Open division

This group of talented sailors is coached by former US Sailing Team Windsurf athlete and recipient of the 2020 US Sailing Developmental Coach of the Year award, Phil Muller. "The Mistral [cold and dry strong wind in southern France] was in full force today and pumping 4' swell with chop on top," said Muller after the team's practice day. "We have six days of racing scheduled and the USA is here at the 2024 Olympic venue to learn and compete with the best in this new Olympic class."

Temko, Wylde, and Ferlet bring a range of experience to Marseille. Alex Temko is scheduled to compete on Team USA at the inaugural Jr. Pan American Games in Cali, Colombia this November 26 through December 5, after winning the domestic qualifiers at the San Francisco edition of the West Marine US Open Sailing Series. Fiona Wylde, three-time Stand Up Paddleboard World Champion, has devoted her efforts to the foiling windsurfer and brings a unique set of skills from her success in other board sports. Xavier Ferlet put up an impressive set of scores at four of the six West Marine US Open Sailing Series events across Florida and California and has extensive experience sailing overseas.

Notable competition:

  • Tokyo 2020 Men's RS:X silver medalist, Thomas Goyard (FRA)
  • Mattia Camboni (ITA), 5th place, Tokyo 2020 Games, Men's RS:X
  • Tom Squires (GBR), 7th place, Tokyo 2020 Games, Men's RS:X
  • Angel Granda Roque (ESP), 10th place, Tokyo 2020 Games, Men's RS:X
  • Marta Maggetti (ITA), 4th place, Tokyo 2020 Games, Women's RS: X
  • Zofia Noceti-Klepacka (POL) 9th place, Tokyo 2020 Games, Women's RS: X

Quick Links:

Related Articles

USST integrates Garmin into their Training Program
US Sailing Team sailors used Garmin wearables from the Quatix and Forerunner series In training for Tokyo, and while racing on Sagami Bay this summer, the US Sailing Team used Garmin wearables and handhelds to provide both sailors and coaches meaningful insights. Posted on 23 Nov
USA wraps Skiff/Nacra Worlds with top results
Best 49er score in decades at Mussanah, Oman The final fleet and medal race delivered what sailing fans live for; strategy, execution, and nail-biting finishes. Posted on 22 Nov
2021 Rolex Yachtsman, Yachtswoman of the Year
Submit your nominations to recognize sailors in your community Every major sport has their own iconic award to recognize and celebrate excellence. Posted on 19 Nov
6 US teams ready for Oman Worlds
49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 sailors prepare for tricky conditions The pinnacle event of the annual Skiff and Nacra schedules has arrived: the 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 World Championships. Stephanie Roble and Maggie Shea are on the water 3 months after Tokyo 2020, looking to stake their claim on the podium. Posted on 16 Nov
Alex Temko and Fiona Wylde win iQFoil US Nationals
The three-day event flew by almost as fast as a foil glides through the water The three-day iQFoil National Championship flew by almost as fast as a foil glides through the water. Battling a wide range of conditions, the fleet experienced both the low end [6-7 knots] and high end, [14-15 knots], of the Slalom course. Posted on 15 Nov
iQFoil National Championships kicks off
23 competitors from six countries will take the water 14 US iQFoil athletes are ready to fly in Clearwater, Florida for the 2021 US National and Gulf Coast Championships. 23 competitors from six countries will take the water at Clearwater Community Sailing Center. Posted on 12 Nov
Tom Whitehurst wins U.S. Multihull Championship
The largest U.S. Multihull Championship in recent history Tom Whitehurst (Pensacola, FL) won the 2021 U.S. Multihull Championship, sailed from November 1-5, and hosted by the Formula Wave Class and Corpus Christi Yacht Club. Posted on 6 Nov
U.S. Multihull Championship preview
Corpus Christi Yacht Club to host the event next week Last but certainly not least in the 2021 US Sailing Championship Season, Corpus Christi Yacht Club and the Formula Wave Class will host the U.S. Multihull Championship on November 1-5. Posted on 1 Nov
iQFoil European Championships wrapped
USA looking to future as iQFoil squad takes shape The iQFoil European Championships concluded on October 28 in Marseille, France, the future sailing venue of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Posted on 30 Oct
2021 U.S. Adult Sailing Championship
Gulf Yachting Association team takes top spot After four days of racing on Gavelston Bay, Max Albert (Pontchartrain YC) and his crew representing the Gulf Yachting Association won the U.S. Adult Sailing Championship and the Clifford D. Mallory Trophy. Posted on 24 Oct
North Sails 2021 Innovation - FOOTERC-Tech 2020 Battens 2 728x90 BOTTOMHenr-Lloyd 2021 For the love of foul weather FOOTER