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Foiling Week Sydney Dec. 2018 – Moth Final Results

Foiling Week 2018 – Woollahra Sailing Club

NSW Moth State Championship

Sailed: 7, Discards: 1, To count: 6, Entries: 24, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Fleet Boat Class SailNo Club HelmName CrewName Rating R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Total Nett
1st     Moth 11   Josh McKnight     3.0 5.0 1.0 (25.0 DNC) 1.0 1.0 1.0 37.0 12.0
2nd     Moth 3656   Luka Damic     1.0 2.0 (3.0) 2.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 17.0 14.0
3rd     Moth 4380   Matthew Chew     2.0 (6.0) 4.0 1.0 2.0 4.0 2.0 21.0 15.0
4th     Moth 4332   Tom Burton     4.0 1.0 2.0 (25.0 DNC) 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 107.0 82.0
5th     Moth 4495   Reece Tailby     (25.0 DNC) 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 4.0 2.0 4.0 110.0 85.0
6th     Moth 4456   Martin Gravare     9.0 9.0 13.0 5.0 (25.0 DNC) 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 111.0 86.0
7th     Moth 4324   Grant Rollerson     7.0 13.0 14.0 3.0 (25.0 DNC) 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 112.0 87.0
8th     Moth 3778   Andrew Coxall     11.0 11.0 10.0 (25.0 DNC) 5.0 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 112.0 87.0
9th     Moth 4572   Max Godfrey     13.0 16.0 6.0 4.0 (25.0 DNC) 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 114.0 89.0
10th     Moth 4400   Andrew McDougall     5.0 7.0 (25.0 DNF) 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 5.0 117.0 92.0
11th     Moth 3832   Les Thorpe     14.0 3.0 5.0 (25.0 DNC) 25.0 DNF 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 122.0 97.0
12th     Moth 3999   Matthew Vandervoor     12.0 8.0 9.0 (25.0 DNF) 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 129.0 104.0
13th     Moth 4542   Keagon York     8.0 10.0 11.0 (25.0 DNC) 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 129.0 104.0
14th     Moth 5   Scott Babbage     16.0 12.0 7.0 (25.0 DNC) 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 135.0 110.0
15th     Moth 4340   Warren Sare     (25.0 DNF) 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNF 25.0 DNC 6.0 5.0 25.0 DNC 136.0 111.0
16th     Moth 3657   David Lista     (25.0 DNF) 4.0 8.0 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 137.0 112.0
17th     Moth 4011   Ben Tucker     17.0 17.0 (25.0 DNF) 6.0 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 140.0 115.0
18th     Moth 31   Greg Kennedy     (25.0 DNF) 18.0 12.0 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 155.0 130.0
19th     Moth 42   Chris Eddes     (25.0 DNF) 15.0 15.0 25.0 DNF 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 155.0 130.0
20th     Moth 4560   Robert Greenhalgh     6.0 (25.0 DNC) 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 156.0 131.0
21st     Moth 4240   Bruce Mcleiod     10.0 (25.0 DNC) 25.0 DNF 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 160.0 135.0
22nd     Moth 4187   Ben Newling     (25.0 DNF) 14.0 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNF 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 164.0 139.0
23rd     Moth 4267   David Martin     15.0 (25.0 DNC) 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 165.0 140.0
24th     Moth 3266   Angus Musgrove     (25.0 DNF) 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 25.0 DNC 175.0 150.0

Foiling weapon for the 2024 Olympic Games

by surfertoday.

NeilPryde is playing its trump card for the 2024 Summer Olympics. And the weapon of choice is a small 120-liter windsurfing board with a hydrofoil. It’s called RS:X Convertible.


In the early months of 2012, the future of Olympic windsurfing looked doomed, and kiteboarding was gaining ground. Richard Branson lobbied vigorously for kites, and the governing body for the sport of sailing even voted for the inclusion of the sport in Rio 2016.

Fortunately for the windsurfing community, the decision was reverted. Four years later, NeilPryde decides to play it safe and unveiled a spectacular new RS:X experimental model for 2024 – that’s eight years before the event – at the 2016 World Windsurfing Championships, held in Eilat, Israel.

The host of the 2024 Olympic Games is still unknown. Budapest, Paris, Los Angeles and Rome are the candidate cities and, therefore, the official list of sports has not yet been announced.

But NeilPryde’s foil windsurfing kit is a tactical maneuver. The brand wants to make sure the sport keeps its Olympic status, so time and momentum are its strongest allies. The new RS:X Olympic weapon will also be available in the RS:One version.


Full article here

Foiling Week expands in 2016

The Foiling Weektm is the first and only series of global events dedicated to the amazingly fast foiling boats, their sailors, designers and builders.

After two successful editions in 2014 and 2015 held at Fraglia Vela Malcesine on Lake Garda in Italy, Foiling Weektm is happy to announce that in 2016 the Foiling Week will also hold an additional event in the USA.


In its third year Foiling Week Association has decided to follow up on the numerous overseas requests to hold a Foiling Week event and as a result, Sail Newport, in Newport R.I. will co-organize the second act of the Foiling Week Series 2016.

The first event in Malcesine on Lake Garda from July 7th to 10th is the ‘classic’ Foiling Week organized by Foiling Week Association together with Fraglia Vela Malcesine.

The second event of Foiling Weektm in 2016 takes place in Newport, Rhode Island, USA from September 8th to 11th.

The program will include the Forums to be held in the morning and the on water activities mainly in the afternoon with a Foiling Expo and Foiling Boat Trials available throughout the week. There will be races for the one-design classes, long distance races along with prototypes, a speed contest and a permanent training area for those not racing at that time.

Foiling Week – Malcesine, Lake Garda

At Malcesine the Moth class will have an excellent opportunity to test the waters of the venue that will host the 2017 International Moth World Championship.


The Flying Phantoms will hold a regatta as part of the 2016 Flying Phantom Series and the GC32 foiling catamarans return for a leg of the 2016 GC32 Racing Tour. The Waszp, S9, kitefoils and prototypes will also race over two race courses during Foiling Week in Lake Garda.


Nicolas Felix from Phantom International: “For the second year in a row, the Flying Phantom Series will join the Foiling Week event in early July. Lake Garda is one of the favourite sailing venues for European sailors and a perfect place to organize Flying Phantom races. With its unique dedication to foiling boats with new foiling classes this year, The Foiling Week is definitely one of the key events of the season and also a great opportunity to enjoy this fantastic area.


About their participation at Foiling Week 2016, Christian Scherrer, the GC32 Class Manager, declared: “The GC32 Racing Tour is looking forward to coming to Malcesine on Lake Garda for the second event in our season. Having the GC32 Malcesine Cup as part of The Foiling Week gives this event a very special status. The Fraglia Vela Malcesine will become the hot spot for the foiling community for the first week of July. We are counting on a great event and interesting meetings ashore.


The President of Fraglia Vela Malcesine, Gianni Testa, says: “We’re enthusiastic to be part of such a successful project that this year will also expand to Newport, USA. The Foiling Week has gained a very special status within the foiling community and in the 2016 we welcome as new member of our foiling family the GC32 catamarans with their Racing Tour. Lake Garda is one of the best spot for sailing and we’re happy to organize for the third year in a row this exciting event together with the The Foiling Week Association. We look forward to the first week of July and to lots of exciting days with foiling boats!

Foiling Week – Newport R.I.

Newport will hold races including the Moth North-American Championship and the A Class Catamaran Pre-Nationals. The C Class multihulls and a lot of prototypes will fly during the week from 8th to 11th September.


Brad Read, who heads Sail Newport, which masterminded the last Volvo Ocean Race stopover, declared “We are very excited to bring this international event to Newport. High-performance sailing has a home here and has for generations. Sail Newport Sailing Centre is the home of one of the nations largest foiling Moth classes. Narragansett Bay is popular for kite boarders which are now equipped with lifting foils as well as the foiling A Class catamaran fleet in Bristol.
Boats that literally fly out of the water are not a new development. The technology is becoming more ‘mainstream’. We look forward to the sharing of technology and showcasing ideas among sailors from around the world in Newport Rhode Island in September.


In the past editions a lot of flying boats including foiling mono hulls, multi hulls, kite-surf boards, windsurfers, and a wide variety of prototypes have been sailed by sailors including professionals such as Sebastian Col, Francois Gabart, Josh McKnight, Stefano Rizzi, to name just a few.

In both venues the Forums will be scheduled during the week with presentations in the morning and a round table with Q and A’s to close the sessions on these days.


Around 40 influential speakers will join in the most relevant Foiling Forum subjects worldwide for three days. In previous editions, designers, sailors and builders including Tom Speer, Martin Fischer, Kevin Hall, Davide Tagliapietra, Doug Schickler, Guillaume Verdier and Andrew ‘Amac’ McDougal have provided detailed analysis, explained projects and shared informative discussion on the art of foiling and ideas for future developments.

Forum Workshops will be scheduled during the mornings and at the end of racing in the afternoons from Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th July in Malcesine and from Thursday 8th to Saturday 10th in Newport. Special forum sessions are open to those who have innovative ideas and projects to propose.

An Exhibition of foiling crafts and test trials on board some of the boats, provides a rare opportunity to try the ‘third mode of sailing’.

Nominations are now open for Boat Show exhibitors and sponsors who would like to support the events.

Foiling! – Fast, Furious and Fun

The foiling week is pleased to invite applications to the Malcesine and Newport Forums. We are also pleased to invite local and international companies to sponsor and/or exhibit at the Foiling Week events 2016. Please write to contact@old.foilingweek.com