2017 ends with Foiling Awards & 2018 begins in Sydney
2017 Foiling Awards
Foiling Week is pleased to announce the second edition of the Foiling Awards.
We believe the foiling community is pushing the industry limits in all fields, sailing building and design. The awards have been nominated by the foiling community and now the vote is open to all the foiling fans until November 23rd. Cast your vote for your preferred candidate at this address:
From November 5 – 16, the foiling community has proposed nominees to recognise the year best performance in the different categories:
Foiling Sailor Award presented by SLAM
For best foiling sport achievement of the year
- Peter Burling – do we need to say why?
- Paul Goodison – double Moth worlds winner
- François Gabart – new solo 24hr record
- Liv Mackay – Red Bull Foiling Generation winner
- Jerome Clerc – GC32 Racing Tour winner
Foiling Project Award presented by Persico Marine
Projects still in design phase but not yet in production
- Bucket List foiling proa
- MW680F monohull foiler
- Infinity 56 by Farr Yacht Design
- VS40 Inshore Foiler Proposal by d3 Applied Technologies team
- VOR Inshore Foiler Proposal by Schickler-Tagliapietra
Foiling innovation Award presented by BMW
For foiling design solutions specifically applied to flight control / design / construction of parts but excluding hull construction. It does include vessels not powered by wind
- ACC automatic cant control foil system by AST
- DNA G4 automated foil control system
- Early Take-Off gear mechanism for Ifly15 by CEC
Foiling Production Boat Award
For foiling craft already in production and being sailed
- SuperFoiler Grand Prix
- Bénéteau Figaro 3
- TF10 by DNA
- Essentiel by Phantom International
- H20 by Bruce Beca
Foiling Green Award
For foiling ideas, inventions, design, initiative that will have a beneficial impact on environment
- SEAir, Foiling RIB
- SeaBubble, Foiling River-Taxi
The Foiling Awards prize-giving ceremony will be on December 1st at Yacht Club Italiano in Genoa. The Foiling Awards are supported by Slam, BMW and Persico Marine.
BMW has chosen to present the Innovation category. The BMW Group has always encouraged innovation. This forward-looking philosophy has enabled and defined a number of important milestones in the company’s history.
SLAM present the Sailor Awards: “Predisposition to the future is part of Slam’s genetic heritage. It pushes us towards innovation and technologies that allow better performance, such as foiling. Always on the racing fields all over the world, featured in all the most important events, alongside the best athletes and the best boats, we are necessarily projected to experiment on new products to meet all the needs of the sailboat. Slam is proud to support Foiling Week as it is one of the important future of sailing.
Federico Repetto – Chief Inspiration Officer Slam”
Persico Marine and the Project Award are a natural combination: Persico Marine builds custom racing yachts for the world’s most renowned racing teams and private owners. Persico is highly regarded as a skilled, full-service supplier, always ready to share its technological know-how with its clients.
2018 Foiling Weeks calendar preview
The Foiling Awards close the 2017 season, the 2018 season starts early with Foiling Week Australia, from January 11 – 14 at the Woollahra Sailing Club, located in Rose Bay, Sydney. The program will be the classic morning forum with races in the afternoon.
After the Australia Foiling Week the show moves to Shake-A-Leg Miami in Biscayne Bay, Miami from 15 – 18 February.
This year, the Classic Garda Foiling Week will be from 28th June to 1st July at Fraglia Vela Malcesine as usual.
Foiling Awards foilingweek.com/2017awards