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The fourth edition of Foiling Week Awards 2019

The fourth edition of Foiling Week Awards 2019

The evening event that awarded all the winners of the awards established the first global event dedicated to navigation in foiling

He confirmed one of the moments not to be missed for all the fans, the evening of Foling Award in Milan, hosted on February 20th in extraordinary spaces where there were the former printing works of the Corriere della Sera, reorganized by WeWork, company providing coworking facilities. The awards, divided into eight categories, and FW Design competition, were established by Foling Week, “the first and only global event dedicated to sail in boats That foiling, Their sailors, Their designers and their builders.”

The Award Foling want to reward those who are more distinct during the previous year in eight meaningful categories for the development of navigation in foiling: Sailor Award; Design Award; Innovation Award; Boat Production Award; One Off Boat Award; Motor Boat Award; Sustainability Award.

To welcome the guests and the audience, an exhibition dedicated to the shots of Martina Orsini, the official photographer of the week wheel, and always charming drawings by illustrator French François Chevalier.

Leading the celebration of the evening was the official debut of the Persian 69F. A monotype of 6.90 meters for three-person crew, single hull and steering wheel, which will open its season from April to Cagliari with already six boats in the water.

At present the boat and race format Giorgio Benussi and Marcello Persico, the promoters of the Persian 69F project. In addition to using the same technology as the AC75, the boats in the next America’s Cup, also has an interesting race format. They are delegated to the organization of the circuit not only the logistics and the preparation of the boats, but also the formation and the initiation to the foiling of owners and crews.

“We have devoted time and resources to the start up of 69F,” said Giorgio Benussi, Chief Commercial Officer of Coming Solutions, the company that along with the Persian Marine has designed and created the 69F project. “Today we are ready at the same time large-scale production of one design and the start of the first season and training at foiling ‘. This was echoed by Marcello Persico, “the owners and users of our advance to craft the best available technology in the production of foil hulls: the research and development carried out by the Persian Marine to build custom yachts that have made and will make sailing history is condensed in our one-design, ready to be placed on the market. ”

Afterwards it was time for FW Design competition, which were awarded to the top three finishers in the competition for the design and construction. To win the first prize in the project by Massimo De Luca and Davide Cipriani CentrostileDesign, followed by Morgane Suquart of MMprocess (seconds) and Charles Viviani (third).

The first of the delivered Award Foling, we remember are awarded based on the votes cast by a jury through inline to vote for a shortlist Foling Week, it was for the boat One off. Vittorio Magnaghi, Gurit responsible for the marine sector, the company that manufactures advanced composite materials has rewarded the AC75 Luna Rossa in the person of Horacio Carabelli, co-designer of Prada Pirelli team coordinator, accompanied by the Director and Team skipper Max Sirena. The engineer Italian crew on behalf of the whole team stated: “We are very honored to receive this award that rewards two years of commitment and constant research. It was a team effort that involved everyone from the shore team design team, the sailing team to suppliers. All with one goal, to achieve a high performance boat at the forefront. ”

In the running for the award, four IMOCA: Advens; Apivia Mutuelle; Arkea Paprec and Hugo Boss. Four AC 75: Britannia, Defiant, Luna Rossa and Te Ahie and maxi tri: Team Sodebo Voile.

For Foling Event Award category, reserved for appointments for boats with foil, they were chosen the following regattas or circuits: Brest Atlantiques; ETF26 Series; GC32 Racing Tour; SailGP and Transat Jacques Vabre. Presented by GAC Pindar, logistics company partners of the FW and races like the Volvo Ocean Race, the award was handed to Julien Di Biase (Operations Director) and Tim Godfrey (Director of Marketing) Sail GP.

The prize for the environmental impact of navigation in foiling the Foling Sustainability Award was awarded to Alex Thomson Racing for Imoca 60 Hugo Boss uses for communication systems and the electronic navigation system, mainly derived energy by photovoltaic panels specially made for this specific application. Presenting the award, Torqueedo, a manufacturer of electric motors, represented by Oliver Gluck (Vice President Marketing). Recall that to compete for the prize, there were also Fulcrum Speedworks, for the production of a hydrofoil green and Artemis Technologies and Tuco Marine Group ApS for a workboat that uses foil.

Presented by the same Foling Week is the Foling Innovation Award reserved for those boats that represent a significant evolution of the foling world. In competition: Concept-board CONDOR (one of the first windsurfing boards affixed to the foil world, with a specific concept for planing and foiling, produced by Elix board); Laser Foilsz Kit (efficient kit which comes from the same designer Moth Mach 2); Wolf Electric Bike Foiling (a curious instrument pedal to surf); Moth Aero Kit (first aftermarket kit to reduce the aerodynamic resistance of Mach 2); Moth Double Sail (double wing type AC 75, developed by the American Magic sailing advisor); Slingshot Wing (the American company was the first to develop and reinvent the wing sail); SYRA-foilers (first boat for double crew with the canting system central foil); TF35 foil electronic control (system suitable for flying an Airbus reported on a boat with a small boat from 8 meters).

Luca Rizzotti awarded Bertrand Favre, the man behind the concept of the TF 35, the catamaran with an innovative and sophisticated automatic control system of the foil by means of software.

Marcello Persico was then the one who awarded Mayeul Van der Broek for the Sp 80, “the next world fastest boat” as the winner of the Design category for this project that aims to be at least 20 knots the current record sailing speed: 62 knots. The online voting has established that it was the favorite among the other competitors in selection: ISpace2O DeepSeaker DS1; Lazzerini F33 Space; The Flybus; Vortex M1 by Mode3 Design.

In the category Foling Award Motorboat Candle 7.5, refined and elegant boat series, he has beaten both foils of cruising catamarans from Aquila, installed on all models of the brand until the US, is the prototype of the French giant Beneteau. Gustav Hasselskog (CEO and founder Candle) Has Been AWARDED BY Oliver Gluck.

For standard boats, the Foling Award Production, disputed BirdyFish, Nautor’s ClubSwan 36, Nikki by Skeeta Foiling Craft, Peacoq 14, Pogo hydrofoil, SYRA-foilers NTFM-SYRA18, T-hydrofoil 35 went to Syra 18, the first single hull with foil series. To receive the prize Nils Frei and Yves Detrey of Syros foilers and to deliver Paolo Manganelli (principal engineer) Gurit.

The time dedicated to each man in Foling Award Sailor saw taking the stage the Swiss Balz Müller, winner of the first championship of windsurfing foiling freestyle world athlete capable of making incredible changes in a table to be equipped windsurfing with its appendices system hydrodynamic, he has left behind: Vittorio Bissaro & Maelle Frascari (world champions Nacra 17); Franck Cammas, Charles Caudrelier and Yann Riou (winners of Brest Atlantique on the big Tri Edmond de Rothschild); Charlie Dalin & Yann Eliès (winners of the Transat Jaques Vabre sull’Imoca Apivia); Daniela Moroz (world champion Formula kite); Mischa Heemskerk (World Champion catamarans Class A); Nicolas Parlier (World Champion Formula kite); Tom Slingsby (Moth World Champion & SailGP winner); Team Australia SailGP crew (Tom Slingsby, Kyle Langford, Jason Waterhouse, Ky Hurst, Sam Newton and Kinley Fowler winners of the first season SailGP) and Ruggero Tita and Cate Mari Banti (the Tokyo Sailing Test Event winners from Nacra 17).

To close the evening Rizzotti Luca and Domenico Boffi, the creators of Foling Week, awarded a special prize to Gabriele Ganga Bruni as Foling coach, for their work with the crew of Bissaro and Frascari and Tita and Banti crew winners the last two world championships Olympic Nacra 17 catamaran.

The next round Foiling Week event for all sailing enthusiasts foling, is set for the next 25 to 28 June 2020 Malcesine, at the FVM, on Lake Garda.

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