Please select your home edition
RS Sailing 2021 - LEADERBOARD

2022 Youth Foiling Gold Cup Grand Final - Day 2

by 69F Sailing 4 Nov 2022 11:09 PDT 3-6 November 2022

A very windy and gusty day in Barcelona was fatal to three of the nine teams.

The forecast spoke of a windy day, but what Barcelona put in place today was a great show with strong winds from 15 to 25 knots, beautiful blue sky and white caps on the waves coming from Barceloneta beach. On day two of the Youth Foiling Gold Grand Final the wind was coming offshore from west/north-west, so when the fleet went out on the water at around 10,30 am the sea was flat and the area just outside Marina Vela Barcelona, host of the event, proved to be a great playground for the nine teams fighting to finish the day within the top six to go ahead in the competition.

DutchSail Janssen de Jong Mixed, Team Black Sailing Argentina, Normandy Inshore Program, Clean Sailors Youth Racing Team, Groupe Atlantic and Okalys Youth Project made it through the Final Fleet Races starting from tomorrow, Saturday November 5th. Nine races maximum will be sailed no later than Sunday around noon, after which the top two teams will challenge each-other in a best-of-three match-race to win the trophy and the voucher for the Youth Foiling Gold Cup 2023.

Groupe Atlantic, one of the three French teams, and one who's been with 69F since its early days, was dramatically and unexpectedly out last night after the first nine races, but they got back to their usual state of form today and finished fifth.

"We had a very bad day yesterday, we had a few penalties that cost us a lot, we knew though we had the means to come back today, even if there were a lot of points to catch up", commented Louis Chambet, mainsail trimmer for Groupe Atlantic. "Today we were ready for the fight and with the wind blowing strong we felt confident with the maneuvers and the speed of the boat. We managed to have six clean races finishing withing the top three and that was enough to get us back in the final and we were just happy. We have two new members in our team, but they are perfectly merged with the teams, so I think we just had a bad day yesterday, and hopefully is the only one for this event".

A different feeling onboard another French team, Team France, who was kicked out of the finals while they were on 'by' on the island boat.

"It was a hard day for us, two good races to start our journey, but we made some mistakes after that, a few capsizes made it hard to stay in..", said Charles Dorange, flight controller on Team France. "We are a bit sad, but it's interesting for us, we can debrief with the crew and learn from this to come back stronger next year".

A bit cold and very tired, the sailors found a warm and tasty welcome ashore organized by Velissima, the partner restaurant of the Grand Final. A little social time and well-deserved rest tonight while the wetsuits dry up for more action tomorrow, on the waters where the 37th America's Cup will be sailed in just two years.

Full results here.

Related Articles

NYYC American Magic Team 1 wins US Select Series 1
Dominating on the water in Miami Fresh from contesting the Youth Foiling Gold Cup 2023 Act 1 on Biscayne Bay, the foiling 69F line-up joined the three days of racing of the Bacardi Invitation Winter Series Event 2 in Miami. Posted on 30 Jan
Bacardi Winter Series Event 2 overall
Three days in a row of perfect sailing conditions Three days in a row of perfect sailing conditions on Biscayne Bay, January 27-29, 2023, and a dream event for all, with fantastic breeze, sun and shoreside Bacardi bonhomie at Bacardi Winter Series Event 2. Posted on 30 Jan
Bacardi Winter Series Event 2 day 2
Wet and wild in Miami Blustery conditions on the second day of racing at Bacardi Winter Series Event 2, Saturday, January 28, upped the ante with 15-22 knots sweeping through the racetrack. Posted on 29 Jan
Bacardi Winter Series Event 2 day 1
Sporty conditions liven up the racing The three-day Bacardi Winter Series Event 2 opened today, Friday, January 27, on Biscayne Bay, Miami, in thrilling conditions. Posted on 28 Jan
Alps Racing wins Act 1 of Youth Foiling Gold Cup
The 69F series for under 25s started in Miami An usual very light wind week in Miami, Florida, for the first event of the 2023 Youth Foiling Gold Cup, the 69F series reserved for the Under25 sailors. Posted on 22 Jan
69F starts 2023 from Miami, FL
With Act 1 of the Youth Foiling Gold Cup The Youth Foiling Gold Cup 2023 started today in Miami, Florida, with Act 1 of four. The Youth Foiling Gold Cup is the successful 69F circuit reserved for under 25 sailors. Posted on 17 Jan
'We CAN Foil' set to fly in 2023
Canada SailGP Team's youth programme ramps up even more Over 500 youth across the country had the opportunity to try foiling as part of the Canada SailGP Team's inaugural We CAN Foil programme which culminated in a team training camp and foiling demos during CANFoil week last October in Halifax. Posted on 12 Jan
69F US Select Series 3 at Miami, FL
The winners are NYYC Enterprise helmed by Harry Melges 11 races were sailed on Biscayne Bay, right in front of Miami, FL, from Friday December 9th to Sunday the 11th for the third event of the 69F US Select Series 2022. Posted on 13 Dec 2022
US Select Series 3 in Miami, Florida starts today
Foiling on the waters of Biscayne Bay, a true winter sailing paradise 69F America winter sailing season is about to start with Miami's US Select Series 3. Five teams from three different countries begin racing today, December 9th until Sunday 11th on the beautiful waters of Biscayne Bay, a true winter sailing paradise. Posted on 9 Dec 2022
69F Sailing: Team Antigua & Barbuda
A homegrown Antiguan-Italian campaign launching into the future of sailing Antiguan Sailors Junella King and Rocco Falcone join the 69F Sailing Series as part of Team Antigua & Barbuda, heading to Sardinia this winter in order to participate in every 69F Sailing event scheduled for the 2022-2023 season. Posted on 11 Nov 2022
Lloyd Stevenson - SYA3 728x90px BOTTOMBlokart SW 728 x 90 BOTTOMASB23-SW-1456x180-Banner-Bottom-REV-04