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GWA Wingfoil World Tour Qualifying Series and Partnership Program launch

by GWA Wingfoil World Tour 23 Mar 08:08 PDT
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Launching in 2022, the GWA Wingfoil World Tour Qualifying Series (QS) will offer a progressive, supporting structure for athletes, national associations and youth development program around the world.

To ensure the current emphatic growth of wingfoiling, the QS Series and Partnership Program will help nurture the safe and accessible development of the sport, from grass roots through to elite World Cup competitions.

At its core the Partnership Program will help national associations launch and develop sustainably, while the Qualifying Series of events will offer an exciting opportunity for the most promising riders to go on to compete on the GWA Wingfoil World Tour throughout the 2023 season.

Qualifying Series events in the 2022 schedule include: Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Germany, USA, Brazil and South Africa with more locations to be confirmed soon. Each event will be promoted through all GWA Wingfoil World Tour media channels and via the GWA industry member brands' networks.

At the end of the 2022 season the top five ranked male and female riders in the Qualifying Series will qualify for the full GWA Wingfoil World Tour in 2023.

2022 QS events in the calendar so far:

Torremolinos, Spain (06 - 08 or 13 - 15 May 2022)
Cecina, Italy (20 - 22 May 2022)
Fuseta, Portugal (28 - 29 May 2022)
Maui, Hawaii (02 - 05 June 2022)
Galicia, Spain (10 - 12 June 2022)
Schöneberger Strand, Germany (16 - 19 June 2022)
Fuerteventura, Spain (26 - 27 July 2022)
Búzios, Brazil (27 - 30 August 2022)
Formia, Italy (23 - 25 September 2022)
Marseille, France (TBC)
Île de ré, France (TBC)
Sao miguel de gostoso, Brazil (Oct - Dec 2022 (TBC)
Cape Town, South Africa (5 - 9 December 2022)

Calendar is subject to change.

GWA Wingfoil World Tour Partnership Program for National Wingfoil Associations:

Besides the GWA Wingfoil World Tour Qualifying Series, the GWA Wingfoil World Tour invites national wingfoil associations to partner together in developing wingfoiling for the best interests of anyone who is excited about this fascinating new sport.

The GWA Wingfoil World Tour Partnership Program goals are:

  • Build a united network of wingfoil associations
  • Support the launch of new national wingfoil associations
  • Strengthen youth development programs
  • Offer clear pathways for professional riders
  • Establish GWA Wingfoil World Tour competition training camps for judges and other key skills for those wishing to build a career as part of an event crew
  • Provide support to riders and nations who otherwise wouldn't have opportunities to compete internationally
  • Promote national associations and their championship events through the GWA Wingfoil World Tour media channels

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