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2016 Sailing World Cup: Final – Formula Kites

by World Sailing.

Melbourne played host to the FINAL of the 2016 Sailing World Cup series which included 10 Olympic Classes + Formula Kites. Catch the action of the Formula Kites and learn about this amazing hydrofoiling class, the athletes and the story behind this year’s event.

FINALS FORMAT:
~ Top 10 qualifiers have progressed through to the Final Medal Races
~ 3 x Medal Races
~ Each race to be counted – No discards
~ Races are 2 laps of the Olympic format Windward/leeward sailing course
~ Athletes will be reaching in the region of 21+ knots upwind and 27 knots downwind in just 10-13knots of breeze.

Malcolm Page [2 x World Cup Gold Medalist] “ The medal race that was my favourite from the day? I’d had to say the Kite there at the end… To see those kites how they handle the boards and rocketing around the course at such speeds, it was amazing!
Matt Sheahan “Great spectacle with the kites, superb! Personally I cant wait to see some more.

Source video credit: @WorldSailing & @Sunset&vine

Sette barche per volare a partire da 3.900 euro

da il Giornale della Vela.

In questi ultimi anni la foiling mania ha prodotto una nuova generazione di barche alla portata di tutti, che potete comprare domani mattina. Non solo nel mondo dei kite e dei surf a vela ma anche tra i monoscafi. Si parte dall’evoluzione semplificata del Moth, il Wasp (pesa solo 45 kg!) che ti porti a casa con poco più di 10.000 dollari, oppure puoi dotare delle magiche alette un qualsiasi Laser con 3.900 euro. Tra i catamarani con neppure 18.000 euro c’è a disposizione lo Stunt S9 dell’italiana Bimare, facilissimo da trasportare e da condurre con i suoi 4,16 metri di lunghezza. Basta salire di prezzo per entrare nel mondo dei cat che si avvicinano le prestazioni dei Coppa America. Per i cabinati da crociera, mono o multi, c’è ancora da aspettare un po’, anche se la prima barca in serie da regata arriverà da Beneteau per l’estate. Ma state sicuri, ci arriveremo. Per adesso accontentatevi delle sette barche aperte e tavole che trovate qui sotto nelle splendide foto di Martina Orsini. Buon volo.

1. TRUCCARE IL LASER A 3.900 EURO
Anche il “vecchio” Laser può volare. Ci ha pensato l’autraliano Peter Stephenson che ha inventato un kit semplicissimo per dotare di foil il Laser (più 200.000 barche prodotte). Il kit costa 3.900 euro e lo trovate QUI

Foiling Laser

© Martina Orsini per Foiling Week

2. A 24 NODI CON 11.500 DOLLARI
Il Waspz e’ il monoscafo con foil alla portata di tutti. Derivato dal Moth, è più facile da usare e, soprattutto, abbordabile. Costa 11.500 dollari compresa spedizione e viene prodotto in serie, smontabile e facilmente trasportabile, è lungo m. 3,35, pesa 45 kg e raggiunge oltre 24 nodi. Lo si può acquistare on line su: www.waszp.com

Waszp @ Foiling Week 2016

© Martina Orsini per Foiling Week

3. CON IL KITE FOIL VOLI DUE VOLTE LOW COST
Un milione e mezzo di praticanti nel mondo fanno del Kite, la tavola spinta dal vento grazie ad un ala, l’oggetto volante più diffuso del mondo. E anche il meno costoso. L’adozione del foil ha reso la tavola, se ce n’era bisogno, ancora più performante e, soprattutto eccitante permette di volare sia a 20 metri sopra l’acqua sia a 30 nod navigandoi a pelo d’acqua. Esistono infinite possibilità di scelta, basta digiitare su internet Kite Foil per aprirsi un mondo incredibile. Il Kite, con o senza foil, è candidato ad un posto alle prossime olimpiadi della vela.

kitefoil @ Foiling Week 2016

© Martina Orsini per Foiling Week

4. UN BUON USATO SUI 10.000 EURO
Il capostipite dei monoscafi volanti, il Moth, e’ nato nel 2001 nella sua forma definitiva, misura 3,25 m e pesa 26 kg, nuovo costa da 20.000 euro, si trovano buoni usati sui 10/12.000 euro. In Italia c’è una classe molto attiva, IMCA Italy, e un bel circuito di regate nazionale ed europeo: www.moth.it

Moth @ Foiling Week 2016

© Martina Orsini per Foiling Week

5. IDEALE PER INIZIARE A VOLARE (A MENO DI 18.000 EURO)
E’ tutto italiano il catamarano Stunt S9 con foil, ideale per iniziare a volare. Misura 4,16 e pesa solo 78 kg, l’ha disegnato Michele Petrucci che lo produce nel suo cantiere Bimare. Costa 17.990 euro IVA compresa. www.s9team.eu

S9 @ Foiling Week 2016

© Martina Orsini per Foiling Week

6. LA FORMULA UNO DELLA VELA A 38.500 EURO
Al salone di Parigi del dicembre 2013 viene presentato un catamano a foil di soli 5,52 m, il primo in serie, si chiama Fying Phantom. Questa piccola Formula 1 della vela costa attorno ai 38.500 euro tutto compreso e c’è un folto circuito europeo di regate. www.phantom-international.com

Flying Phantom @ Foiling Week 2016

© Martina Orsini per Foiling Week

7. VOLARE COME QUELLI DI COPPA AMERICA
Il cantiere specialista in catamarani aperti ha dotato il suo modello F 20 di “Flight Control System” per farlo volare. Il Nacra 20 FCS (m. 6,20×3,20) è disegnato da Pete Melvin e Gino Morelli, gli autori del regolamento della Coppa America 2013 e i suoi foil ricordano quelli apputo degli AC72. www.nacrasailing.com

Nacra 20fcs @ Foiling Week 2016

© Martina Orsini per Foiling Week


A seguire questo bell’articolo tratto dal sito de il Giornale della Vela pubblicheremo a breve un secondo post completando l’elenco delle altre barche volanti già disponibili sul mercato. Stay tuned!

HYDROFOIL KITE CLINIC BY ASV IN CAGLIARI, SARDINIA, ITALY

by ASV

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LET’S CELEBRATE THE BEGINNING OF A NEW SEASON
The cold winter is coming to an end and it’s time to hit the water, train with others and get ourselves and our equipment dialed in. Cagliari is a great location, easy to reach and well known for hosting important kite racing events. So we’ve decided to join local Sardinian racers for a long weekend of training & racing to celebrate the beginning of spring!
Join us 18-19-20th of MARCH for three days of racing.

We’ll join the Sardinian and Italian hydrofoil fleet for some fun racing! Several practice races will be held on Friday and official races will take place Saturday and Sunday. Three days on a professionally placed course will be a great way to remove all the winter rust.

ASV WORKSHOPS
We won’t just race, we’ll help you tune your gear to its best potential and we’ll have two useful workshops. A Saturday workshop will cover Riding Technique & Tuning, and for Sunday, Training & Fitness for kite racing.

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CAGLIARI – POETTO
It’s possible to fly to Cagliari starting from 19€ from London, Paris, Geneva, Nice, Basilea, Berlin, Frankfurt, Barcelona and other European cities with Ryanair ,Vuelig, EasyJet. We recommend staying in the Nautilus Hotel because of its location which is right on the water and prices start at 35€ per person per night. Other options can be searched for on Booking.com.
Weather wise Cagliari should see air temps around 20 degrees and water temps around 17 degrees.

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Foiling Week expands in 2016

The Foiling Weektm is the first and only series of global events dedicated to the amazingly fast foiling boats, their sailors, designers and builders.

After two successful editions in 2014 and 2015 held at Fraglia Vela Malcesine on Lake Garda in Italy, Foiling Weektm is happy to announce that in 2016 the Foiling Week will also hold an additional event in the USA.

In its third year Foiling Week Association has decided to follow up on the numerous overseas requests to hold a Foiling Week event and as a result, Sail Newport, in Newport R.I. will co-organize the second act of the Foiling Week Series 2016.

The first event in Malcesine on Lake Garda from July 7th to 10th is the ‘classic’ Foiling Week organized by Foiling Week Association together with Fraglia Vela Malcesine.

The second event of Foiling Weektm in 2016 takes place in Newport, Rhode Island, USA from September 8th to 11th.

The program will include the Forums to be held in the morning and the on water activities mainly in the afternoon with a Foiling Expo and Foiling Boat Trials available throughout the week. There will be races for the one-design classes, long distance races along with prototypes, a speed contest and a permanent training area for those not racing at that time.

Foiling Week – Malcesine, Lake Garda

At Malcesine the Moth class will have an excellent opportunity to test the waters of the venue that will host the 2017 International Moth World Championship.

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The Flying Phantoms will hold a regatta as part of the 2016 Flying Phantom Series and the GC32 foiling catamarans return for a leg of the 2016 GC32 Racing Tour. The Waszp, S9, kitefoils and prototypes will also race over two race courses during Foiling Week in Lake Garda.

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Nicolas Felix from Phantom International: “For the second year in a row, the Flying Phantom Series will join the Foiling Week event in early July. Lake Garda is one of the favourite sailing venues for European sailors and a perfect place to organize Flying Phantom races. With its unique dedication to foiling boats with new foiling classes this year, The Foiling Week is definitely one of the key events of the season and also a great opportunity to enjoy this fantastic area.

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About their participation at Foiling Week 2016, Christian Scherrer, the GC32 Class Manager, declared: “The GC32 Racing Tour is looking forward to coming to Malcesine on Lake Garda for the second event in our season. Having the GC32 Malcesine Cup as part of The Foiling Week gives this event a very special status. The Fraglia Vela Malcesine will become the hot spot for the foiling community for the first week of July. We are counting on a great event and interesting meetings ashore.

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The President of Fraglia Vela Malcesine, Gianni Testa, says: “We’re enthusiastic to be part of such a successful project that this year will also expand to Newport, USA. The Foiling Week has gained a very special status within the foiling community and in the 2016 we welcome as new member of our foiling family the GC32 catamarans with their Racing Tour. Lake Garda is one of the best spot for sailing and we’re happy to organize for the third year in a row this exciting event together with the The Foiling Week Association. We look forward to the first week of July and to lots of exciting days with foiling boats!

Foiling Week – Newport R.I.

Newport will hold races including the Moth North-American Championship and the A Class Catamaran Pre-Nationals. The C Class multihulls and a lot of prototypes will fly during the week from 8th to 11th September.

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Brad Read, who heads Sail Newport, which masterminded the last Volvo Ocean Race stopover, declared “We are very excited to bring this international event to Newport. High-performance sailing has a home here and has for generations. Sail Newport Sailing Centre is the home of one of the nations largest foiling Moth classes. Narragansett Bay is popular for kite boarders which are now equipped with lifting foils as well as the foiling A Class catamaran fleet in Bristol.
Boats that literally fly out of the water are not a new development. The technology is becoming more ‘mainstream’. We look forward to the sharing of technology and showcasing ideas among sailors from around the world in Newport Rhode Island in September.

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In the past editions a lot of flying boats including foiling mono hulls, multi hulls, kite-surf boards, windsurfers, and a wide variety of prototypes have been sailed by sailors including professionals such as Sebastian Col, Francois Gabart, Josh McKnight, Stefano Rizzi, to name just a few.

In both venues the Forums will be scheduled during the week with presentations in the morning and a round table with Q and A’s to close the sessions on these days.

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Around 40 influential speakers will join in the most relevant Foiling Forum subjects worldwide for three days. In previous editions, designers, sailors and builders including Tom Speer, Martin Fischer, Kevin Hall, Davide Tagliapietra, Doug Schickler, Guillaume Verdier and Andrew ‘Amac’ McDougal have provided detailed analysis, explained projects and shared informative discussion on the art of foiling and ideas for future developments.

Forum Workshops will be scheduled during the mornings and at the end of racing in the afternoons from Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th July in Malcesine and from Thursday 8th to Saturday 10th in Newport. Special forum sessions are open to those who have innovative ideas and projects to propose.

An Exhibition of foiling crafts and test trials on board some of the boats, provides a rare opportunity to try the ‘third mode of sailing’.

Nominations are now open for Boat Show exhibitors and sponsors who would like to support the events.

Foiling! – Fast, Furious and Fun

The foiling week is pleased to invite applications to the Malcesine and Newport Forums. We are also pleased to invite local and international companies to sponsor and/or exhibit at the Foiling Week events 2016. Please write to contact@foilingweek.com