Photography by Martina Orsini
It is the first down-under Foiling Week, in the homeland of the recent foiling renaissance.
As for all Foiling Week events, the program is enriched with an Expo, Trial & Experience Camp. In addition to the usual morning Forum program and the afternoon races, major foiling boat manufacturers will show and demonstrate their creations throughout the day.
A Class, Moth, Waszp and other new foiling boats like the Superfoiler will have class racing in the harbour during the afternoon. Thanks to Marlow and SLAM, there will be a long-distance race for all the foiling boats, in an all against all showdown, to determine the fastest boat and the best foiling sailors on Sydney Harbour. The support of Marlow Ropes will provide the availability of three racing areas and organization for the first foiling year event.
The Gurit Forum will allow participants to meet the most advanced Australian designers, boat builders and sailors, sharing their experiences, ideas and future paths. Starting on the morning of the Friday 12, people like Andrew McDougall, Charles Viviani, Rob Denney, Jack McCartney, Ian Ward, Brett Ellis, Brett Goodall, James Brewer and others will present the latest development in foiling industry.
Foiling Week Harken Kidz Trials
On the first two days of the event, the first-ever Foiling Week Harken Kidz Trials will be held. Expert coaching and access to top-of-the-line equipment will provides a fantastic opportunity to learn the art of foiling from the best out there –for free.
Foiling Week Foiling Trials
On the last two days of the event, 13 and 14 January there will also be the possibility for all sailors to try foiling boats assisted by coaches and safety boats, with sessions dedicated to women and run by female foiling sailors.