Forums and conferences

Fraglia Vela Malcesine, June 30-July 2.

Meetings, in-person and streamed, with influential members of the foiling community including Terry Hutchinson (American America’s Cup and TP52 sailor), Clarisse Cremer (Vendee Globe solo sailor from France), Dave Kalama (Hawaiian legend big wave surfer and innovator), and Julia Mancuso (American Olympic skiing Gold Medalist and surf/wing foiler), among many others to better understand the state of the art of sailing 3.0. Moderated by sailing journalist and New York Times correspondent Chris Museler.


June 30:

  • 10:00 AM – SuMoth Discussions #1 with PoliMi & Rafele
  • 11:00 AM – SuMoth Discussions #2
  • 12:00 PM – SuMoth 2022 S1 Evaluation.
  • 02:00 PM – GoPro: Controlling Culture, Gender Balance, Equity of Pro Foiling Events. Guests:
    • Josie Gliddon – Female Sailor of the Year (Foiling Week Awards), founding member Magenta Project, Moth Champion
    • Terry Hutchinson – 2-time Rolex Yachtsman of the Year, 11-time World Champion, Skipper of American Magic (America’s Cup)
    • Paige Alms – 2-time WSL Big Wave World Champion, Foil Surfing Champion
    • Mirco Babini – IKA President, pioneer of the Foil event

July 1:

July 2:

  • 09:00 AM – Special Guest: #BackTheBid
    • Chris Ballois, Paralympic Kite
    • Alessandro Lancelotti, Paralympic Kite
  • 10:00 AM – FLOW: Exploring Flow State in foil piloting (education/safety). Guests:
    • Clarisse Cremer, Vendee Globe solo ocean sailor.
    • Julia Mancuso, Olympic ski gold medalist and surf/wing foiler
    • Charlie “Pooch” Pucharello, former F-14 fighter pilot.
  • 11:00 AM – More than Games: Olympic Foiling Fallout (Is foiling leaving developing nations behind? Does foiling open doors for women?) Guests:
    • Tara Pacheco, Olympian
    • Shahar Zubari, Israeli Olympic coach
    • Noora Ruskola, Kite Foil Olympic Campaigner
  • 01:00 PM – NextGen Foil pathways Focus Group. Guests
    • Hattie Rogers, SUMOTH and UK foiler
    • Pearl Lattanzi, top Hawaiian youth foiler
    • Rowan Gyde, Manta5
    • Luca Devoti, FD Switch
    • Dave Clark, UFO
    • Riley Schutt, US Sailing R&D
  • 02:00 PM – Special Guest: DAVE KALAMA, Foil Pioneer