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Andi Van Zyl in studio chats with John Fullerton, International Media Officer of The Foiling Week, from Lake Garda. What’s it all about? Where is foiling technology now? Who’s racing in Malcesine? Find out in this exclusive NC Sports preview now airing on Nautical Channel’s global television network, and starting Sunday at 6:30 pm on SKY Showcase UK, ch.212. Full edition online next week.

World on Water Feb. 21th 2016 by Boats on TV


In this week’s Wow a crashing time in Race 1 of the 18 Footers JJ Giltinan Championships, the Pittwater RPAYC MC 38 Championships, all types of boats are in the Foiling Week races in Europe, the 49er FX & Nacra Worlds, Days 1 & 2 of the Rolex Farr 40 Worlds in Sydney,18 Footer JJ Giltinan Championship race 1,Rolex farr 40 Worlds, it’s Tech Tuesday for the Americas Cup and a preview of the Louis Vuitton AC 45’s regatta in Oman next week.
BIG is the word for this week in sailing.

Yacht Racing Forum 2015


Plenary session – The present and future of yacht racing

Jean-Baptiste Durier, Directeur, Tour de France à la Voile
Andy Tourrell, Event Director, Extreme Sailing Series
Luca Rizzotti, The Foiling Week
Steve Clark, President, C-Class

En av de absolut roligaste panelerna. Och personer som får saker att hända. Från Steve Clark som sett allt (som vi tycker är nytt) i C-class för länge sedan till Luca Rizzotti som på nolltid har gjort The Foiling Week till en global festival (man kör både i Garda och i Newport under 2016) och maktfaktor i sporten:

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World On Water August 2015, Global sailing news. Multi 70 at 45knts, The Foiling Week One Design … more

by Geoff Waller

In this month’s Multi WoW we feature the French beast Gitana Multi 70 trialling at 45 knots, The Foiling Week has Phantom and One Designs racing on Lake Garda, Ben Ainslie wins one and the silverware in the 2 race Louis Vuitton Americas Cup World Series in Portsmouth, on request we feature the Cup Experience explanation on Crew, Workings and Wing Sails on the AC 45F boats and finally Day 2 in the Bullitt GC 32 Kiel

Team Invictus launch new C Class Cat at the Advanced Engineering


Team Invictus new C Class

Team Invictus are an all-volunteer team who have determined to win one of sailing’s most high tech events – the C class Catamaran Championships. C class racing began in the early 1960’s as a series of match races. Over the years the class has been at the forefront of technology and design, inspiring the creation of the World Speed Sailing Committee, and influencing America’s Cup design.

The UK dominated the early history, but since then has failed to make a mark, and so Team Invictus have set out to bring the cup home!

C class catamarans are marvels of engineering, and so it is appropriate that the team have chosen the Advanced Engineering Show at the NEC on 4&5th Nov to reveal “Canopus” (GBR039) a C class flying boat, designed from the outset as a foiling catamaran. Both highly radical and innovative in its design, offers a credible challenge against Groupama’s current domination (winners of the C class catamaran championships 2015).

Canopus’s performance is a mix of design and technology, enabling a super-light craft to travel at well over 3 times the speed of the wind. The team are helped in achieving this engineering feat through the sponsorship of suppliers of advanced materials. The hulls, which may see potentially high crash loads if the boat suddenly comes off the foils, will be developed using Chomerat C-Ply shallow-angle NCF materials which come in very light aerial weights.

For the wing sail, the very light weight of the boat means extremely low loads, and so the wing weight is driven almost entirely by how light the structure can be built. To help achieve the lightest wing possible, the team are helped by Sigmatex’s new Spread Tow Fabrics and Evonik’s Rohacell foam cores, bringing the overall weight of the wing to around 40kg. Both Sigmatex and Evoniks products can be seen at their stands at the Advanced Engineering Show at the NEC.

Team Invictus will be displaying their 2013 craft, “Invictus” (GBR039) at the Advanced Engineering Show at the NEC on the 4th-5th November and welcome visitors to come and find out how they plan to bring home the trophy.


Canopus is built with one aim, to win the C class championships, but the team also see her competing at other major events such as Foiling Week, Weymouth Speed Week, and maybe even the Bol D’Or!

The Team Invictus all-volunteer team began in 2002, formed by Airbus engineers Mark Bishop and Norman Wijker, with the rest of the team being drawn mostly from Airbus in Bristol. The team were also lucky enough to be able to call on the dynamic talents of speed sailor Paul Larsen who helmed Invictus at the 2004 and 2010 championships. In the beginning the team were outclassed by the experienced boat designers in the USA, but gradually they have built a foundation of knowledge that has allowed them to compete at the highest level of this design-led class.

This achievement was acknowledged by awarding Team Invictus the honour of hosting the 2013 championships in Cornwall, which attracted an unprecedented 11 boats and saw the first real competition that was decided by foiling.

The winner of the 2013 championships, and the recent event in Geneva was Franck Cammas on his amazing C class catamaran, “Groupama”. This boat is regarded by many as one of the most advanced sailboats on the planet, and has raised the bar for all competitors up to the ceiling; with Cammas’s world class sailing skills and a professional design team, this is what Team Invictus’s weekend warriors are facing.

So if you would like to meet the team or find out more, come and visit the stand at the NEC, and if you are able to help in our quest, we would love to meet you. Email

World on Water July 05 15 Global Sailing News. Transat Start 2 Foiling Week, M24, J Class ..more

By Geoff Waller

In this week’s WoW to US shooter Onne Van der Wal of Newport R.I. captures the second start of the Trans Atlantic Race and some of the contenders, Day 2 of this year’s The Foiling Week and the competition is hot, Melges 24 Day 2, Our “Classic” is the 2013 J Class St Barths Regatta and the UK Moths Championships concludes.
These are just some of the best videos this week on the home of the WoW and Live Sailing

NC Sports 16 July|#1 News Source for Sail, Surf & more! ENG

By Nautical Channel

16/7/2015] Nautical Channel’s weekly news cast covering the wide world of water sports.
Now, on this Weekly News edition:

The future is now at ‘The Foiling Week’ on Italy’s lake Garda. Vendée Globe hero François Gàbart and America’s Cup defender Shannon Falcone explain.

The Diam 24s of the new Tour De France Voile hit Roscoff, and it’s a great day for Engie and Sebastien Rogues. Senior Correspondent Sebastien Destremau captures the moment.

On the road to Rio 2016. Burling-Tuke and Conti-Clapcich take the 49er and 49erFX European titles in Porto, for New Zealand and Italy .

Ripping conditions sweep Pozo, as Philip Kostner and Daida Moreno conquer the PWA world cup in Gran Canaria for ‘Wave’ riders.

Solar Powerboating
More flash-futures in Monte Carlo for the Solar 1 Cup. Royalty takes notice as Dutch teams dominate a new ‘clean’ era now in the making.

Surf’s up as the WSL Men’s Championship Tour is back for the J-Bay Open. Special highlight preview of the massive swells and the high ‘nines’ in South Africa .
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