Monday, 21 November 2022 10:12

World Sailing has partnered with the International Wing Sports Association (IWSA) and the Global Wingsports Association (GWA) to support the development of one of the fastest growing sailing disciplines.

Under a new governance structure for the sport, World Sailing will endorse two Wingfoil world tours to cater to the fast-growing Wingfoiling community and provide the best platform for sailors across the globe.

  • A Racing World Tour delivered by the IWSA which will crown world champions for the ‘racing’ disciplines, including a world champion for the Open discipline, where any Wingfoil equipment can be used providing a platform for the development of equipment in this fast-growing discipline, and a world champion for the Formula discipline, which will require the use of equipment from affiliated brands, providing a platform for series production equipment.
Saturday, 22 October 2022 17:01

Francesco Cappuzzo (ITA) and Paula Novotná (CZE) have won the men’s and women’s fleets after a stormy finale to the Sabfoil Wingfoil Racing World Cup & Open European Championships on Lake Garda in Italy.

HEADLINES

  • Strong northerly winds of 15 to 20 knots
  • Upwind starts put the wingfoilers fully to the test on 5 minute short courses
  • Francesco Cappuzzo has an amazing comeback to win the men’s title
  • Paula Novotná wins 5 straight bullets to dominate the women’s competition
Friday, 21 October 2022 16:38

Not enough wind on Lake Garda meant no racing for day three of the 2022 Sabfoil Wingfoil Racing World Cup & Open European Championships in Italy.

Saturday is the final day of competition when the men’s fleet is split into gold, silver and bronze fleets while the women continue to race together in their own group.

Thursday, 20 October 2022 16:24

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Four short-course slalom races completed in quick morning session
  • 8 to 13 knots of northerly Peller wind
  • Czech rider Paula Novotná takes hold of the women’s competition
  • Frenchman Mathis Ghio carves his way into the overall lead
  • Gear choice is the neverending dilemma for all riders

 

Paula Novotná (CZE) and Mathis Ghio (FRA) have moved into the overall women’s and men’s lead on day two of the 2022 Sabfoil Wingfoil Racing World Cup & Open European Championships on Lake Garda, Italy.

Wednesday, 19 October 2022 16:42

 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Two long-distance races completed
  • Close battles at the front, riders finishing within seconds of each other
  • Francesco Cappuzzo from Sicily wins both long distance races
  • Ellie Aldridge from Great Britain leads the women’s field
Tuesday, 18 October 2022 19:21

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 4 days of long-distance and short-course racing out of Campione Univela on the western shore of Lake Garda
  • Riders from all kinds of watersports background - kiting, sailing, skiing etc
  • Open competition with a huge array of different equipment
  • 52 competitors, some travelling from as far as New Caledonia in the South Pacific
Friday, 07 October 2022 16:48

ANOC, NOC Indonesia and World Sailing have confirmed that the exciting discipline of Wingfoil Racing will be added to ANOC World Beach Games Bali 2023, replacing Kiteboarding on the programme.

Following a review of the venue and the weather conditions during the recent International Federation (IF) Technical Delegate (TD) meeting in Bali, a change from Kiteboard to Wingfoil was deemed necessary in order to ensure a successful competition.

Wingfoil is a fast-growing area of the sport of sailing and the ANOC World Beach Games and Bali will provide an excellent showcase for this thrilling discipline.

Wednesday, 27 October 2021 18:23

Italian Alessandro Jose Tomasi won gold with an impressive display of speed and light wind abilitis, leapfrogging Balz Mueller from Switzerland and day one leader Mathis Ghio from France who had to settle for silver and bronze respectively.

And while the men’s fleet saw different faces leading along the four days of the event, in the women’s fleet, Olivia Piana from France left no doubt about her domination, easily winning all her races. Orane Ceris and Marion Mattia, also from France, were second and third.

42 ompetitors from 9 countries and 2 continents made the journey to Campione del Garda to take part in the 2021 FreeWing WingFoil World Games.  

Sunday, 04 July 2021 18:17

The first ISWA WingFoil Euro Cup crowned it's champions today, with Francesco Cappuzzo (ITA)  taking the win with a perfect score ahead of Riccardo Zorzi (ITA) and Pietro Leon Kiaulehn (ITA).

12 short-track course races were run over the course of the three day competition, with the final day being purely dedicated to the new Airstyle discipline, combining trick elements from windsurf and kiteboard freestyle.

The race track reminds of a square - with a reaching start to Mark 1, a downwind leg, a long reach over to the other side of the racing area, and a beat to windward towards the finishing line. The wind limit for racing is currently around 8 knots, but with improving skills and equipment this will soon be much lower.

Cappuzzo proved to be unbeatable on his RRD gear around the 500x500m course that held the fleet nicely together and made for some close racing in the stronger winds off Malcesine at Lake Garda. In the lighter winds, the experience of Cappuzzo and Zorzi held off the competition clearly, but it is early days for this young sailing discipline and the skills are improving with every race.

Sunday, 28 March 2021 18:09

Over the past 2 years, a new discipline of sailing called "Wing Foil" has emerged.

Winging can be see as a crossover between windsurfing, kiteboarding, sailing and standup paddling, and the current participants in the sport are coming equally from these communities.

While the sport is still in his infancy, there is a strong demand from stakeholders around the world to organize and govern the sport properly from the very beginning to ensure safe and fair competition in compliance with the established rules of World Sailing.

A group of accomplished athletes and sport managers with a wide range of backgrounds have worked over the past 12 month to form an international association, who's members are national associations governing the sport in their country and represent the athletes.

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