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Learn to Fly (July 11h to July 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 June 28 – July 1st. As a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) recognized training centre, we will be running foiling taster courses from the NEW RYA Foil Training Scheme throughout the four days of Foiling Week.
Along with the Official Test Centre (OTC) we will be offering opportunities to try and Sailfoil or Windfoil. 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 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 later this month.
In September 2013 the Italian Moth Championship was held in Campione del Garda. At that event Luca Rizzotti was the president of the Italian Moth Class and had successfully organized a fundraising to help Acque Libere purchase an International 2.4 meter class boat. Antonello Tovo, president of Acque Libere and Luca’s old time friend came to the event to present the association programs and was awestruck by the moths he was seeing fly-by the spectators ribs: “You will foil, it will be possible!” Luca promised to his friend. The same weekend Foiling Week was conceived by Luca and Domenico, but that is another story.
Fast forward to year 2017 the promise was still in the air but the time was right to devise and develop a bold concept: a foiling boat that could be sailed together by sailors with and without disabilities. A boat that could demonstrate the core mission of Foiling Week, to make foiling safe, accessible and sustainable: S.A.S. Project was born.
We proposed the project to partners we believed would be aligned with the idea and it became a reality. The project was first mentioned at 2017 Garda Foiling Week during the conferences, one year later Bobby Kleinschmit (ETNZ foil designer also working with Guillaume Verdier) presented the boat design at Foiling Week forum 2018.
In February 2019 the fundraising for project S.A.S is launched at Foiling Awards in Milan together with Max Sirena from Luna Rossa Challenge.
Irus 5.50, designed by Guillame Verdier as «foil laboratory», then donated to Foiling Week to pursue the SAS Project.
Length 5.50 m
Width 2.3 m
Air Draft 10 m
Draft 1.4 m
Raw Hull 100 kg
Overall Weight 300 kg
Bulb 60 kg
SAS Project aim is #everyonecanfoil. Disabled sailors, beginners, weekend warriors and PRO can sail together and have the same emotions and same feelings
The S.A.S. Project program is as follows
- February 2019 – December 2019 : Complete design process, boat construction , fundraising worldwide tour ( dates and locations TBA)
- January to March 2020 : boat testing and tuning together with Acque Libere
- March 2020 to March 2021 : participation to Foiling Week events and other major foiling and non foiling events with open trials
Boat program partners
Guillaume Verdier is know as one of world foiling gurus, having designed a large number of foiling projects including the ETNZ foil package that won the AC in Bermuda.
Persico Marine is a world class marine boatyard , currently building Luna Rossa challenge boats for AC36 and the one design arms for all teams.
Sport and sailing program partners
Movendo Technology is a biomedical company that has distinguished itself for using the most advanced robotic technology to produce effective rehabilitation and diagnostic tools that are easy to use and designed to improve patient treatment quality.
Acque Libere sports association promotes the sport of sailing making it available to everyone. From the moment of its birth, in 2013, they organize sailing school activities and regattas in a context of real inclusion among all people. The activity is mainly aimed at children and people with different types and levels of disability. They started with 2.4 mR class regattas to continue with special projects in which sailing is a support tool for rehabilitation activities. In this context Acque Libere had the opportunity to experience how the sport of sailing is able to motivate people to achieve very advanced rehabilitation goals. As part of the “Lifestyle, nutrition and sailing” project, dedicated to people with multiple sclerosis, they were able to observe through neuro-physiological monitoring how much a sport such as sailing can intervene in terms of motivation and increased effectiveness of rehabilitation.
Based on this experience the SAS project can represent an additional level of challenge capable of motivating many people to achieve their rehabilitation goals and change their lifestyle.
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By bank transfer:
Account name SAS PROJECT BY ASSOCIAZIONE TFW
IBAN IT 15 Z 01030 34211 000001855235
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
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
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)
Production Foiling Boat presented by Gurit
foiling craft already in production and being sailed
One Off Foiling Boat presented by Gurit
foiling craft not intended for production, being sailed
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)
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.
The constitution goals of the Foiling Week™ are to provide the foiling experience accessible to everyone, to generate an eco-social behavior, as well as to ensure the safety of the foiling community on the water.
The design competition concepts are in line with the three pillars of The Foiling Week™, Accessibility, Sustainability and Safety.