Antigua Sailing Week (ASW), in collaboration with the Caribbean Foiling Championship (CFC), is excited to announce the addition of a Wingfoil class to the 2023 event.
Starting on May 1, ASW will host the Antigua Wingfoil Championships. The Wingfoilers will compete using a separate start line and custom-tailored courses during the first half of ASW 2023. It will feature three consecutive days of racing, including two days on a fast-paced course in Falmouth Harbour and a long-distance downwinder along the island’s southwest coast to coincide with the Lay Day activities on May 3. The foilers will start right off Pigeon Point Beach, adding even more excitement to that day’s fun activities. ASW participants who are also Wingfoil enthusiasts should consider participating.
‘Wingfoiling’ is a new board-riding sport, a discipline that follows the foil trend that has been developing rapidly in recent years. Wingfoiling sits between Kitefoiling and Windfoiling. The sport combines excellent aspects of both into something wholly new and accessible.
Antigua and Barbuda’s Olympic Kiteboarding hopeful for 2024, Tiger Tyson, has endorsed the addition saying “The addition of this exponentially growing sport to this historic event will be thrilling for participants and mesmerising for spectators to discover.
Maxim van der Pol, organizer of Caribbean Foiling Championships says, “Winging seems to bridge a gap across watersports-enthusiasts, and we are excited to join forces with one of the world’s major sailing events, the 54th Antigua Sailing Week and host a Wingfoil Class. This is a major step in organizing more large foiling events here in the Caribbean.”
ASW Race Manager, Jaime Torres, chimed in: “Foiling is the new sailing frontier. We have had foiling cats race in ASW before but never a class dedicated to foiling craft. We are excited to welcome the hotbed of the foiling future into ASW. It will be a fast, fun, and colorful addition to our event!”
Entries are now being accepted on Antigua Sailing Week
The Antigua Wingfoil Championships will celebrate its first edition in 2023, taking place in the beginning of one of the world’s major sailing events; Antigua Sailing Week. This new, young and vibrant Class will offer three days of racing and with a professional as well as a leisure division the event is open to Wingfoilers of all levels. 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 first Wingfoil Class of the Antigua Sailing Week: May 1-3, 2023!