Monday, 21 November 2022 10:12

World Sailing grants exclusive WingFoil Racing Special Event Status to the IWSA

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.
  • An Expression World Tour delivered by the GWA under the name GWA Wingfoil World Tour which will crown world champions for the ‘expression’ disciplines including Wave, Freestyle, Big Air and Surf Slalom.

David Graham, World Sailing CEO, said, “World Sailing is delighted to be working with the GWA and IWSA to support the progress and further interest in this new discipline. The Expression World Tour and the Racing World Tour, with World Sailing in a supervisory role, will bring the sport of wingfoiling together and form a powerful platform to accelerate the interest and growth of Wingfoil amongst the sailing community.

“This partnership also creates an excellent opportunity to work with brands and the industry on our common goals of sustainability, development and growth, while making advances in safety standards and equipment quality. We look forward to working with the GWA and IWA, and together we can shape the future of a discipline with incredible potential.”

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Wingfoil brands interested in partnering with World Sailing, the GWA Wingfoil World Tour or IWSA WingFoil Racing World Tour are invited to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and technical specifications.

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