Jun 28, 2015

Red Bull Foiling Generation UK: Bowerman & Peak Champs

Images from Phantom International -  Little restricted this time around, but those kids look pretty happy. I hope next year RB can expand this event into a major show as with the past RB Youth Americas Cup.
Report Red Bull:
After a hugely successful launch of the Red Bull Foiling Generation sailing series in Wakayama, Japan, Weymouth on England's Dorset coast welcomed the second stop of double Olympic champions Roman Hagara and Hans-Peter Steinacher's quest to find the sailing stars of the future.

For three days at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Acadmey, the UK's best young sailing talents battled against each other for the Red Bull Foiling Generation UK crown, with the pairing of Owen Bowerman and Morgan Peach taking the win in Sunday's final and the coveted title.
A quest to find the next great sailing talents around the globe,

Red Bull Foiling Generation pitted 32 of the UK's best young sailors between 16–20 against each other in identical Flying Phantom foils in a knock-out tournament leading to the deciding four-boat final.

Bowerman and Peach took the win in style from the pairings of Oliver Aldridge and Nathaniel Gordon, Daniel Whiteley and James Clementson, and Paris Thomas with Jacob Hutchings, earning the right to represent the UK against the best sailors from around the globe in the Red Bull Foiling Generation World Final in late 2016. There they will meet the best foilers from Sweden, Japan, Russia, Italy, Denmark and France to to decide who will be crowned the world's best young sailing team.

The next stop for the series is in Italy with a knock-out battle between Italy's best young sailors scheduled for July 10–12.

Red Bull Foiling Generation, Weymouth, UK: Final Results
1. Bowman/Peach
2. Greber/Connellan
3. Aldridge/Gordon
4. Munro/Harris

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