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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.

NC Sports| THE FOILING WEEK 2016 EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW

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.

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

Foiling Week™ 2015 – John Downey

Interview by Foiling Week.

John is the Principal and one of the founding members of Sentient Blue. His sound grasp of both fluid dynamic and engineering principles allow John to keep the more talented (and qualified!) members of the team grounded and focused on the task of producing a very fast, but sailable C Class. His involvement in many projects during his career enables him to provide a tight focus on the management of this complex project.

Foiling Week™ 2015 – François Gabart

Interview by Foiling Week.

Vainqueur du Vendée Globe à seulement 29 ans, François Gabart est considéré comme l’un des marins les plus doués de sa génération. Révélé sur le circuit Figaro Bénéteau II, il est devenu skipper professionnel en 2008 et porte les couleurs de la Macif depuis 2010. Il navigue aujourd’hui à bord du 60 pieds MACIF depuis 2011 à bord duquel il a récemment bouclé son premier tour du monde en solitaire sans escale.

7 in Punto – 7 Gold Telepadova. 10 aprile 2015, intervista a Luca Rizzotti presidente Foiling Week

7 in Punto è la sveglia dell’informazione e dell’attualità di chi vive a NordEst, una piazza virtuale, in cui Antonella Prigioni, Alessandra Mercanzin, Valentina Polati, Stefano Pittarello e Roberto Guidetti, fanno da ponte tra l’ospite in studio e il Triveneto, dando la voce al cittadino. 7 in Punto trasmette tutti i giorni dal lunedì al venerdì, dalle 7.00 alle 8.30, prodotto negli studi della redazione giornalistica di 7 Gold.

the foiling week – Moth Open Nationals

Sunday 6th July, the Italian Moth Open Championship is ended and it’s also ended the first part of the foiling week – the week entirely dedicated to all the flying boats.

The foiling week will resume on tuesday 8th july at Fraglia Vela Malcesine with discussions, brainstorming, speed tests and races.

See you from tomorrow here in Malcesine!