Sep 7, 2016

US Foiling Week 2016 @Newport Sept 8-10

Photos Martina Orsini / TFW 2016Press Release sent by Domenico Boffi.
Foiling Week 2016 fly to USA

The first American edition of Foiling Week will match the format tested in three editions in Garda, contextualizing arguments and regattas in the birthplace of the modern American sailing and yachting: Newport R.I.

The event will be hosted by sail Newport and supported by AcomeA, Zhik, Mighty Squirrel Beer along with Gurit that specifically sponsors the TFW Forum. Participation to the Foiling Week is open to all and foiling boats will be available for trial.

Foiling Week 2016 Garda was one of the first Green Regatta in Europe according to Sailors for the Sea, in the United States the same sustainability protocol will apply, aiming to lower the environmental footprint that an event based on the forces of nature should in any case consider.

Five classes will race in Newport: A-Class, Moth, Waszp, Kite-foil and Prototypes. Racing will be on from September 8th and a long distance race on Saturday will see all classes face on the Narragansett sound. Sunday racing will determine class winners.

The Sail Newport Waterfront Center at Fort Adams will host the first American edition of the TFW Forum. Among the topics, security and RRS which will have a dedicated round table on Friday.

New presentations of flying boats such as the Stiletto-Xf by Jay Phillips, a 32' cat by Andrew McPherson and the UFO by David and Steve Clark will be premiering in Newport but insights on Waszp and Vampire will also be on site.

The subject of development, always central at foiling week, will be addressed by Tom Speer who will once again speak at the Forum after his participation in the first edition of 2014 on Lake Garda, along side Pete Melvin, Nat Shaver, Don Montague, Steve and David Clark, and Bruno Giuntoli who will present the latest developments.

Friday 9 and Saturday, October 10 the TFW Forum program will have the following schedule:

- Friday 9th, September
Morning registration / opening
Pete Melvin Morrelli & Melvin Design and Engineering

Tom Speer Design Team Member at Oracle Team USA
Andrew Mcpherson 32' Foiling Cat
Don Montague Kai Concepts
William Sunnucks Vampire Project

- Saturday 10th, September
Steve and David Clark Fulcrum Speedworks
Nat Shaver Shaver Design
Bruno Giuntoli MSc. Student for Compliant Hydrofoil Project
Jay Phillips Stiletto
Paolo Manganelli Gurit
Andrew Mac Dougall WASZP - MACH2

We invite you to sign up and attend the Forum as spots are limited:

This year we are pleased to announce the first edition of the Foiling Week Awards, we believe the foiling community is pushing the industry limits in all fields, sailing building and design.

The awards will be nominated and voted by the foiling community to recognize the year best performance in the different categories:
Foiling project: Projects still in design phase but not yet in production
Foiling production boat: For foiling craft already in production and being sailed
Foiling prototype designed by an amateur/non professional: For foiling craft not intended for commercial production
Foiling innovation: For foiling design solutions specifically applied to flight control / design / construction of parts but excluding hull construction
Foiling sailor: For best foiling achievement of the year
Foiling Green Award: For foiling innovations, any ideas or inventions that will have a beneficial impact on environment

Foiling Week Awards will be presented at the AcomeA event the 24th October in Milan (Italy):