in the Caribbean!
We hope so as St. Martin will open its doors for the third edition of the Caribbean Foiling Championships on December 08-09-10, 2023.
Steady trade winds, crystal clear waters and an average temperature of 25°C are the building blocks for spectacular racing conditions! Come and enjoy a weekend full of smiles, comradery and most of all a lot of fun!
What started as an event to promote foiling sports in the Caribbean quickly became the biggest international foiling event of the region. In a unique approach the championships seeks to unite the different sports by combining Kitefoil, Windfoil and Wingfoil disciplines into one event.
An event that you have to check of your bucket list! We hope to welcome you to paradise in December!
As the Caribbean Foiling Championships is intended to give foilers a race platform in the Caribbean, we will be adding a Wingfoil Race class to the 2021 event!
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. The Caribbean Championships is for everybody: Kitefoilers, Windfoilers, Wingfoilers, Professionals, Amateurs, Adults & Rising Stars.
Within the disciplines there can be vast individual differences in competitive levels. To suit all needs there are two groups for these categories; the professional and the leisure group. By doing this you will race against riders of the same skill level, which will result in competitive racing for everybody. While the choice for Pro or Leisure discipline is up to you the organisation reserves the right to make changes to the classes in order to create the best race experience for all competitors.
After a successful try out the Wingfoil discipline will be fully featured this year. Which means that competitors can register either in the Pro or Leisure class. The difference between the two classes is based on ability.
The Pro Classes are intended for those with dedicated racing equipment and experience while the leisure classes are intended for amateur practitioners who would like to try out racing.
Pro: Dedicated racing equipment (RAM air kite) & racing experience
Leisure: Freeride foil equipment (LE kite) & little to no racing experience
Pro: Dedicated racing equipment & racing experience
Leisure: Freeride foil equipment & little to no racing experience
Pro: Able to tack upwind and pump downwind without the wing
Leisure: able to ride in all directions and jibe both ways
The Caribbean Foiling Championships will celebrate its fourth edition in 2023 from 08 to 10 December.
Open to Kite-, Wind- and Wingfoilers. There will be two days of course racing and a long-distance ‘Round the Island’ race on the final day*. Professional and amateur classes will make the event competitive, challenging and fun for everyone!
*The Wingfoil discipline will not go around the island and will do a downwinder instead.
The Round the Island Race, a race Round St. Maarten/St. Martin and is the most anticipated race among competitors. A leg destroying stretch of 26 Nautical Miles with a current record of 1h 12m 17s. Are you up for the challenge?
Record Holder Julien Quentel
“Last year I broke the record! This year I will push hard to go under 1h!”