The Caribbean Foiling Championships is created to provide a Caribbean race platform for all Foilers. As a new foil discipline called Wingfoiling is emerging, the event decided to add a Wingfoil Race Class to their 2021 event which is held on St. Martin (FWI) from December 10-12, 2021.
‘Wingfoiling’ is a new board riding sport, a discipline that follows the foiltrend that has been developing in the past recent years. Wingfoiling sits between Kitefoiling and Windfoiling, the sport combines great aspects of both these disciplines into something that feels completely new.
In the past 8 months the Wingfoil-Industry took off, the new sport ‘Wingfoiling’ is emerging and getting a lot of interest. Participation numbers in the sport are growing rapidly however, the Performance Side of the sport is yet to be developed.
After multiple requests to the event organization from fanatic Wingfoilers wanting to practice their Racing skills the organizers could only respond by adding a Wingfoil Race Class to the already existing Wind- and Kitefoil classes of event.
‘As a foil race platform, we felt that the only logical response was to add a Wingfoil Race Class. We believe that foiling is intended to promote interest, excitement and engagement in the sport. It caters not just to Olympic level sailors but to a broad array of participants. We are here to promote foiling on beautiful St. Martin and that is why we added a Wingfoil Race Class to the Event. We always say that the Caribbean Championships is for everybody, and when we say everybody, we mean everybody: Kitefoilers, Windfoilers, Wingfoilers, Professionals, Amateurs, Adults & Rising Stars!’, says Sacha van der Wouden (co-founder Caribbean Foiling Championships)
As the Official Wingfoil Race format is still to be developed by World Sailing (World governing body for the sport) the Race Officials of the Caribbean Foiling Championships have decided to only have 1 (one) Wingfoil Race Class with all levels in the same group, that will only partake in the Course Races.
‘The Wingfoil Race Class will have their own start and will mostly be racing the same courses as the (Wind- and Kitefoil) Leisure Classes. The only difference is that the Wingfoil Class won’t partake in the Round the Island Race on Sunday. Simply because it is a high-risk course and we can’t guarantee their safety. As a substitute for missing the Round the Island Race we will be adding some fun Course Races in Orient Bay!’, says Sacha Daunar (Race Officer, Caribbean Foiling Championships)
For those interested in joining the event, registration for the Caribbean Foiling Championships 2021 will open next week.
The Caribbean Foiling Championships will celebrate its second edition in 2021. This new and innovative event will offer three days of racing for professional as well as leisure kite-, wind- and wingfoilers! With trade winds, crystal clear waters and an everyday sunshine, this island paradise is the perfect setting for this one-of-a- kind event. Come and join the biggest kite- & windfoiling event in the Caribbean!