Jul 3, 2015

Foiling Week 2015: Day 2

Photo Martina Orsini. Windursfer left use no wand whatsoever to control flight. And those pushing for wands in small beachcats racing specifically, do not realize that current foiler As and even the FP are controlled in the same way, body trim mainly anlong sheet handling and steering. The F20 is a quite bigger/little bit heavier and do not react in the same way but still crew placement is key.

That is the reason I  see a future for this wand less type of foils for small cats, like the one used in the Eagle 20HF.


Below Foiling Week Day 2 report sent by Domenico Boffi. On the OD FP racing an open class will have more boats in the lineup and  next year we might have a new foiling Formula Class being created.
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Malcesine Lake Garda, July, 3rd 2015
Second day of Foiling Week

After 24 races, 10 presentations and 2 days of the most generous in terms of wind and weather that the Garda has given this season, Foiling Week is in full swing.
Satisfied faces wander around the “Fraglia Vela Malcesine”. The busy program does not

allow anyone to get bored. Gurvan Bontemps, French sailor of the class Flying Phantom, tells us about his experience here at the Foiling Week:

“It is very good conditions here for the Flying Phantom foiling boats. Full foiling on the start, upwind and downwind. The lake is very flat and with a breeze of 17 - 18 knots its really good.
Its not really easy in these conditions, you have a lot of rocking of the boat with me steering and my crew on the trapeze, we have to keep moving our bodies and work hard to get good speed.

Racing was very close today, all the boats are very similar in speed, the difference is the control of the boat. Foiling is a new sensation for all of us but its really great.

This is the first time I sail here on Lake Garda and I love this lake! fantastic.”

Here the partial results of the three series of races in the course:
Funivia malcesine monte baldo Kitefoil Invitational
1 GER-5 BAUMEISTER SCHOENIAN MARVIN, 10 points (dns) 1 3 1 1 1 1 2
2 AUS-7 GIRDIS JORDAN 17 points 2 2 2 2 3 -4 3 3
3 FRA-10 VIEUJOT MOUQUET MATEO 20 points 1 3 1 4 2 2 (ret) dns
4 AUS-3 MIRSKY TORVAR 20 points 3 -5 4 3 4 3 2 1
5 ITA-2 TONOLI STEFANO 39 points 5 (dnf) dnf dnf dnf 5 4 4
6 DOM-1 VIEUJOT SYLVAIN 41 points 4 4 5 (dns) dns dns dns dns

Flying Phantom Series
1 FRA 4 GURVAN BONTEMPS 6 points -2 -3 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 FRA 7 GABART FRANCOIS 12 points (dnc) 2 -4 2 2 2 2 2
3 FRA 8 NORMAND NORMAND 14 points 1 1 2 4 3 3 (dnf) (dns)
4 JPN 6 FUKASAWA ERI 20 points 3 -4 -5 3 4 4 3 3
5 GER 1 NEUHANN RAPHAEL 31 points 4 6 6 (dns) 6 5 4 (dns)
6 GBR 100 ORPIN TOBYrpin Toby 32 points (dns) 5 3 5 5 (dnf) dnf dns

Moth EuroCup
1 GBR-3982 PATON BEN, RLYM 6 -2 -3 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 GBR-1 RIZZI STEFANO, SVOC 11 1 2 2 -4 -3 2 2 2
3 IRL-4097 FITZPATRICK RORY, NATIONAL YC / RIYC 21 4 -9 3 3 -6 3 3 5
4 ITA-4117 DE FELICE PG, R.Y.C.C.S 25 6 1 -10 -7 5 5 4 4
5 GBR-4115 HIVEY DAVID, DATCHET 25 -5 4 4 5 -11 4 5 3
6 ITA-4139 FERRIGHI STEFANO, WSC 31 3 6 5 2 2 13 (dns) (dns)
follows other 25 competitors

More info: www.foilingweek.com
Full results: www.foilingweek.com/about/race-results/

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