Mar 3, 2019

Phantom International Class announces 2019 Calendar


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Phantom announces 2019 sailing events calendar
In Brief
13 events, 4 countries
Flying Phantom Elite, Essentiel, and Ultimate all in the same events but in 3 separate leagues.
A mix of Racing events and Camps, for Pro-Am and week-end sailors.

Phantom International, the world’s foiling beach catamaran pionneer, announces 2019 Phantom class events calendar for all Flying Phantom owners.

2019 is going to be the first season fully dedicated to Flying Phantom owners, with three boats, Elite, Essentiel and Ultimate, gathered in the same events, but competing in three separate leagues (The Ultimate league will develop throughout the season).

« We wanted to offer all Flying Phantom owners the unique opportunity to meet, talk together, share
their experience and knowledge. The idea is to create a strong bond between the Phantom sailors.” says Emmanuel Messiaen, from Phantom International.

For all FP Owners
The 13 events are open to all Flying Phantom Owners: Professional sailors with solid foiling experience and Week-end sailors who are just new to foiling.

“Keeping all events in Europe and Caribbean was a deliberate choice, following FP Series experience on the Extreme Sailing Series where the events were in the four corners of the world, involving high logistics costs”, says Charles Hainneville, who manages the FP Elite league. "And most importantly, we wanted to mix professional competitors with week-end sailors. This is is essence of the new format and everyone will benefit from it. The Pros will enjoy a more relaxed atmosphere with less logistics, and the week-end sailors will learn and progress from watching and talking with foiling cat specialists".

“The majority of Flying Phantom owners is based in Europe, so we wanted to keep the events close to them. As the fleet develops in the USA, where we now have two official Phantom agents, we will organise a US and Caribbean circuit very soon”, says Emmanuel Messiaen.



RACING
.Racing will be a mix of long distance, racing and stadium formats, tailored for week-end racers or pro sailors. More details soon with the Racing Rules.

The FP Elite League (ex FP Series) will feature two different rankings :

- the CUP, for Amateur sailors : ranking by skipper, one discard
- the SERIES, for Pro-Am sailors : ranking by boat, no discard


CAMPS
The 2019 calendar does not only include RACING events but also three CAMPS with foiling specialists and training races. Two in April-May on the French coast and one in mid-season in Italy. These camps will help sailors improve their foiling skills !


CONTACT PHANTOM INTERNATIONAL CLASS
Essentiel and Ultimate leagues :
Emmanuel Messiaen: emmanuel@phantom-international.com

Elite league :
Charles Hainneville: fpeliteleague@gmail.com


Website : www.phantom-internationalclass.com

Facebook :
Phantom International Class
FP Elite League


2019 EVENTS CALENDAR

ACT 1: 5-7th April : ENVSN, Quiberon, France. Camp
ACT 2: 27-28th April, Biscarosse, France. Camp
ACT 3: 2-4th May, Eurocat, Carnac, France. Racing
ACT 4: 10-12th May, Raid Cup Legend, La Baule, France. Racing
ACT 5: June TBC, Finist'Air, Brest, France. Racing
ACT 6: 21-23rd June, Dunkerque, France. Racing
ACT 7: 28-30th June, Raid Emeraude, St Lunaire, France. Racing
ACT 8: Mid July TBC, Lake Garda, Italy. Racing + Camp
ACT 9: September TBC, event in Switzerland. Racing
ACT 10: 27-29th September, Barcelona, Spain. Racing
ACT 11: 5-6th October, Catagolf, Arradon, France. Racing
ACT 12: 19-22nd October : X-Trem Gliss Crozon, France. Racing
ACT 13: 4-11th November : Martinique Flying Regatta, Fort-de-France, Racing
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