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We are all in the same BOTTLE

From July 10th to 14th, at Fraglia Vela Malcesine, Lake Garda, Foiling Week will launch the initiative “We are all in the same bottle”, the goal is to stop single-use plastics on the Lake Garda. #stopusingleuseplastic.

Lake Garda is a shining geographic gem and one of the world’s most famous sailing destinations. From kitesurf and windsurf to mountain bike and climbing, Garda is one of Italy’s most important tourist destination with over 20M visitors yearly. But with its dramatic cliffs and deep blue, inland sea, this lake gives surprising insight into a global pollution problem that won’t go away, without the sort of attention and collaborative efforts the Foiling Week represents.

Local councils and communities already take good care of Lake Garda: the waters are generally considered clean, however, microplastics are in issue. Lake Garda is one of Europe largest alpine lake and its microplastic can end up in downstream rivers and eventually in the Adriatic sea.

The European Union has approved on October 24th a measure to ban single-use plastics from 2021. In Europe some cities, councils, regions have taken the step to ban immediately single-use plastics.
We propose that all city councils on Lake Garda take the same step and ban immediately the use of single-use plastic.

Foiling Weeks are one of world most prominent sailing events, started on Lake Garda in 2014. We consider it our “home base” and care for its future. Sustainability is one of the Foiling Week core values. Single-use plastic is banned from Foiling Week events. For this reason, we started a petition to extend this ban to all the Lake Garda shores.

If you want to sign the petition please follow this link: https://wp.me/p83KMA-1Ck

By supporting Foiling Week and initiatives like these, you are becoming part of a responsible, worldwide community dedicated to innovation and social and environmental progress. As Lake Garda’s waters eventually flow to the sea that connects all nations, we are all in this together, inside the same bottle that is our planet Earth.

 

Foiling Week Regattas (July 10th to 14th)
Within the event, few key elements .are part of the show: First off is the FW Regatta: Moths, Waszp, Flying Phantom Elite, ETF 26 and a plethora of foiling boats grouped in the “all foiler” category will race on the one design race course, and then all together will race the FW Long Distance Race on Saturday.
Regattas will be streamed thanks Sailmon system.

Gurit Forum (July 11th to 13th)
Another compositional mainstay of the event is the world-class Gurit Forum, that will be run in the morning and will have topics such as Foiling Latest Developments and the Foiling Week Design Competitions.

Foiling latest developments (Thursday, July 11th)
Francois Gabart, Hugo Kerhascoet (Macif), Umberto De Luca (69F), Simone Bartesaghi, Renaud Bañuls (Sodebo), Neils Frei e Yves Detrey from Alinghi will show the latest foiling developments on offshore and inshore.

Foiling SuMoth Challenge kick-off workshop (Friday, July 12th)
The Foiling SuMoth Challenge is a competition inspired by the need for more sustainable and efficient sailboat designs and manufacturing methods. The ultimate goal of this competition is to promote sustainable practices by challenging the young naval architecture and engineering students on a friendly, technical, and sportive competition.
The Foiling SuMoth Challenge is sponsored by 11th Hour Racing, an international organization that establishes strategic partnerships within the sailing and maritime communities to promote collaborative, systemic change benefitting the health of our ocean. 11th Hour Racing is proud to support this unique design competition and foster sustainable boat building practices that consider the environmental, social, and economic impacts of the manufacturing process amongst future engineers, designers, and builders.
Participating University students will have the opportunity to discuss how to design and build sustainably an International Moth, plus how to sail it properly together with naval architects, composite builders and foiling coaches.

Multi-Purpose eFoiler submissions presentation (Saturday, July 13th)
The Multi-Purpose eFoiler design challenge is a design competition aimed at professional naval architects, engineers and designers willing to create a revolutionary electric hydrofoil concept.
The goal of this challenge, sponsored by Gurit and Torqeedo, is to encourage and promote energy-efficient transportation of people on the water, by using eco-friendly electric engines and hydrofoils.
The competing naval architects will have 20 minutes each to present their solution.

Here is the link to book your free seat at Gurit Forum: https://wp.me/P83KMA-1DU

Finally, in addition to the traditional Regattas and Forums mentioned, FW will have a Moth coaching by Francesco Bruni and a Waszp Clinic plus Learn To Fly courses and free Foiling Boat Trials by many foiling boats builders.

Foiling Boat Coaching (Wednesday, July 10th)
Francesco Bruni, the recently crowned Moth European champion and helmsman for Luna Rossa Challenge will give out (almost) all his Moth secrets at Foiling Week to all interested Moth sailors participating at the event.

Waszp Clinic. Learn the secrets of boat rigging and set up, how to make your foiling faster and faster. The Waszp clinic is run in cooperation with Europa sail school in Malcesine.

The Link for to book Foiling Coaching is https://wp.me/P83KMA-1E0

Learn to Fly (July 11th to 14th)
Have your “First Flight” RYA 90 minutes course with the opportunity to test sail with professional coaches all different sort of boat.

All the team at the Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre (ASWC), Lake Garda, are very excited to team up with Foiling Week from July 10th to 14th. As a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) recognised training centre, they will be running foiling taster courses from the NEW RYA Foil Training Scheme throughout the four days of Foiling Week.

There will be a range of foiling kit available for both sailing and windsurfing, adults and children, and all tuition will be delivered by RYA qualified Foiling Instructors with RYA taster certificates issued to all those who participate.

The ASWC team is looking forward to showing how accessible foiling can be, offering both sailors and windsurfers the opportunity to experience flying above the water along with the foiling community at Foiling Week.

The Link to join Learn to Fly course: https://wp.me/P83KMA-1DN

Foiling Expo & Boat Trials (July 11th to 14th)
Foiling Expo is an exhibition of foiling dinghies and gears. 69F, BeFoil, Flying Mantis, Pboat and Waszp Quadrofoil will be lined along the shore of the Fraglia Vela Malcesine with their designers and representatives on hand to give guided tours of the craft.
Joined with the Foiling Expo, the Foiling Boat Trials will allow experiencing production foiling boats: it is open to every sailor willing to move into the sailing 3.0. Each boat will be followed closely by a RIB with a coach that will guide the experience and ensure safety.

The trials are reserved to sailors with foiling experience, you can register here: https://wp.me/P83KMA-1DE

We look forward to seeing you at Fraglia Vela Malcesine from Wednesday 10th July to Sunday 14th at the Garda 2019 Foiling Week. Do not miss!

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Foiling SuMoth Challenge Announces New 11th Hour Racing Sponsorship

NEWPORT, RI – U.S. (6 May 2019) — Foiling Week announced today a new sponsorship with 11th Hour Racing to support and promote sustainable boat building practices through the Foiling SuMoth Challenge. This unique design competition challenges students to construct competitive Moth class compliant foilers while also considering the environmental, social, and economic impacts of the manufacturing process.

photo credit: Guillaume Dupont -Bamboo Boat

Managed by Foiling Week™ — the first and only global event dedicated to the amazingly fast foiling boats, their sailors, designers and builders — the SuMoth Challenge aligns with the event’s key pillars of accessibility, sustainability, and safety. The goal is to provide a foiling experience that is accessible to everyone, to promote environmental and social stewardship, and ensure the safety of the foiling community on the water.

Through this sponsorship with 11th Hour Racing, and by harnessing the power of sport and education, we will demonstrate with the best naval design students how sustainability can play a role in high performance,” noted Luca Rizzotti, Founder of Foiling Week. “We believe the foiling community understands that innovation, sustainability and performance are all connected: the next generation of yacht designers will have an amazing opportunity to learn and experiment using the latest tools and technologies. The future of sailing and the health of the seas will have new knowledgeable and enthusiastic ambassadors.

The Foiling SuMoth Challenge, developed as a student competition, provides the opportunity to bring innovative and creative designs to the sport, avoiding “business as usual” practices, which often focus solely on the economic success of products. The Challenge encourages students to design high-performance boats, while considering the environmental, social, and economic impacts of boat building.

We are excited to support the Foiling SuMoth Challenge and the innovative concepts and designs that the students will bring to the table,” said Jeremy Pochman, 11th Hour Racing Co-Founder and Strategic Director. “With a focus on low-carbon emission practices, the use of bio-based materials, and strongly encouraging students to upcycle leftover materials, the Challenge is poised to produce inspirational concepts for sustainable boat building. We are also thrilled to note that scoring encourages a minimum of one female team member, helping diversify participation in Foiling Week.

photo credit: Guillaume Dupont -Bamboo Boat

To date, six teams have already announced their participation in the challenge. 11th Hour Racing’s funding will support the sustainability principles and objectives of the SuMoth Challenge, and also team travel to Foiling Week 2020 in Lake Garda, Italy, where teams will compete with their fully designed boats.

Additionally, the 11th Hour Racing sponsorship will provide participating teams access to MarineShift360’s Life Cycle Assessment Tool, which will enable them to understand what the environmental footprint of their design will be over its full life cycle – from cradle to grave.

Rules and registration for the Foiling SuMoth Challenge are available on this link.

About 11th Hour Racing
11th Hour Racing establishes strategic partnerships within the sailing and maritime communities to promote collaborative, systemic change benefitting the health of our ocean – one degree at a time. Since 2010, 11th Hour Racing has been harnessing the power of sport with an innovative and comprehensive approach through three primary areas of engagement: Sponsorships, Grantees, and Ambassadors.

About Foiling SuMoth Challenge
The Foiling SuMoth Challenge is a student competition that provides the opportunity to bring innovative and creative designs to the sport, avoiding “business as usual” practices, which often focus solely on the economic success of products. The Challenge encourages students to design high-performance boats while considering the environmental, social, and economic impacts of boat building.

Stop single use plastic on Lake Garda

Lake Garda is one of the world most famous sailing destinations. All sorts of sports are practiced on its waters and shores, from kitesurf and windsurf to mountain bike and climbing. It’s one of Italy most important tourist destination with over 20M visitors yearly. Local councils and communities already take good care of Lake Garda: the waters are generally considered clean, however microplastics are in issue. Lake Garda is one of Europe largest alpine lake and its microplastic can end up in downstream rivers and eventually in the Adriatic sea.

The European Union has approved on October 24th a measure to ban single use plastics from 2021. In Europe some cities, councils, regions have taken the step to ban immediately single use plastics.
We propose that all city councils on Lake Garda take the same step and ban immediately the use of single use plastic.

We started this petition because…
Foiling Weeks are one of world most prominent sailing events, started on Lake Garda in 2014. We consider it our “home-base” and care for its future. Sustainability is one of the Foiling Week core values. Single use plastic is banned from Foiling Week events.

sign the petition

Multi-Purpose eFoiler

Foiling Week has just launched , in cooperation with partners Gurit and Torqeedo a design competition for professional yacht architecture and engineering firms , shipyards and boat builders: The MP eFoiler design challenge is a chance to show the approach for a sustainable and efficient future of marine transportation.

Electric-powered foiling vessels are going to play an increasing role in the near future. From safety and media boats to pleasure crafts and super-yacht tenders. Can we envision the Tesla of marine world?

Participating teams must send a completed registration form by April 15th 2019.

The projects finalists will have the opportunity to present at Foiling Week Forum in Malcesine, Lake Garda 2019, July 10th to 14th.

More info & Entry here

AC36 NEWSLETTER #1

by americascup.com

22nd February 2019

They say the years get faster and this is guaranteed in every America’s Cup cycle. 2018 has just flown by and it has already been almost one year since the AC75 Class Rule was published. More than enough time for teams to have dissected every detail and produce designs for their build teams to be well into production of their AC75.

Synonymous with the America’s Cup is secrecy and at this crucial time most of the work is going on behind the scenes and insight into what is really happening within the team bases is nigh on impossible. The picture, of course, will become clearer towards the middle of the year when boat shed doors will begin to open revealing the first iterations of the AC75.

The AC75 will be one of the most revolutionary boats ever seen and recently was awarded – ‘Foiling Design’ and ‘Foiling Innovation’ categories – during the Foiling Awards at the Museo della Scienza in Milan. Despite the 3D models and the animations, it is difficult to really understand the scale and the behaviour of these foiling machines.

A first hint of the real scale of the AC75 boats has been illustrated by the prototype of the foil cant system (FCS) in action. During a number of visits to Auckland each challenger representative has witnessed the one design FCS that will be supplied to each team.

“The scale of the AC75 is for sure something that people have no idea about. You can only realise this when you see it first-hand!” said Dimitri Despierre of NYYC American Magic.

Almost two years out from the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada – the pressure is rising and the need to keep one step ahead of the game leads the teams to be very careful with the information they put out for the public. Let’s see what news they have so far this year…

America’s Cup sailors and designers win big at 2018 Foiling Awards

The foiling awards 2018 ceremony was held on February 11th in a location where the history of foiling was hovering directly above the crowd: the majestic Luna Rossa AC72 from San Francisco cup edition was in fact just meters away at the “Leonardo Da Vinci” Museo della Scienza e Tecnologia in Milan, allowing guests to appreciate the catamaran silver livery. A good match indeed to the Foiling Awards silverware in display.

The evening was also the opportunity for Foiling WeekTM to launch the Projects S.A.S., the world first foiling boat allowing able and disabled sailors to fly together.

The idea, devised by Foiling WeekTM, was introduced to demonstrate the FW core values: Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability. Designed by foiling guru Guillaume Verdier, the first prototype, the IRUS 5.5, is under construction in Lorient: the boat is a mini-IMOCA with dali foils, swing keel and double T rudders.

Once tested with modified seats and controls the new boat will be built at the world class facilities of Persico Marine.

Marcello Persico joined the stage to present the project with Simone Ungaro, CEO of Movendo Technology (a company involved in robot-based rehabilitation) which is also supporting the project.

At last two of the project S.A.S. testimonials contributed to the evening. Glenn Ashby of Emirates Team New Zealand did appear in video and Max Sirena of Luna Rossa Challenge was present to show his support to the cause.

The project fund-raising was opened by Luca Rizzotti, Foiling WeekTM co-founder, by showing the newly opened Project S.A.S. dedicated bank account:

Account name SAS PROJECT BY ASSOCIAZIONE TFW
IBAN IT 15 Z 01030 34211 000001855235
BIC PASCITM1418

Vittorio D’Albertas, the ceremony MC, passed the baton to Bruno Giuntoli, Foiling WeekTM competitions manager, that opened officially two newly launched design competitions: the MP eFoiler, in partnership with Gurit and Torqeedo, is dedicated to professional yacht design firms with the aim of designing a Multipurpose Electric powered foiling boat. The other is the SuMo competition, dedicated to naval architecture students, for the construction of a sustainably built Moth class compliant foiler.

The evening did reach the apex with the presentation of the Awards Winners:

Foiling Sailor presented by GAC Pindar
for best foiling sport achievement
Glen Ashby

Foiling Design presented by Persico Marine
projects still in design or in early production phase
America’s Cup Ac75 (Emirates Team New Zealand – luna Rossa Challenge)

Martin Fischer receive the Design Awards on behalf of Luna Rossa Challenge & Emirates Team New Zealand

Production Foiling Boat presented by Gurit
foiling craft already in production and being sailed
Manta Moth

Ferrighi’s brother & Luca Bonezzi receive the Award

One Off Foiling Boat presented by Gurit
foiling craft not intended for production, being sailed
Monofoil Gonet

Eric Monin receive the Award

Foiling Innovation by Foiling WeekTM
foiling design solutions applied to flight control / design / construction, excluding hull construction
America’s Cup AC75 Foil set up (Emirates Team New Zealand – luna Rossa Challenge)

Mario Caponetto receive the Innovation Awards on behalf of Luna Rossa Challenge & Emirates Team New Zealand

Foiling Sustainability presented by Torqeedo
ideas, inventions, design, initiative that will have a beneficial impact on environment
Autonomous Sailing Vessel by Artemis Technology

The Award ceremony was closed by Domenico Boffi, Foiling WeekTM co-founder, remarks and invite to join the first Foiling WeekTM of the year in July at Fraglia Vela Malcesine.

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