Fast and Furious!
The RS:Convertible Class, in partnership with the FFV and the Cercle Nautique de Loctudy, is proud to organize the 2017 RS:One Convertible European Championships.
This Championship is the first Worldwide Wind Foiling event organised and sanctioned from international organization and titles.
The Championship, opened to all, allows international racers to compete through innovative race formats like The Pulsar (compact slalom), the Super 8 (long distance), and the Regatta (America’s Cup style) . Courses are set up in a way that the on-shore audience can enjoy the races.
The RS:One Convertible is a multi generational and universal Wind Foiling Class. It’s coming from the same Pedigree of the RS:X Convertible with more accessible features such 7.8 rig for the men, 7.0 for the women, 7.0 for the youth boys & 6.3 for the youth girls (under 18).
Thirty four top world class racers from 4 continents mixing the new generation and legends such Olympic silver medalist Julien Bontemps, RS:X European Champion Thomas Goyard, RS:X Russian Champion Maxim Oberemko, PWA Windfoil Champion Sebastian Kornum and IFCA Youth World Champion Nathan Doom are battling hard to become the first European Champions.
Brittany offered to the organizers the wind to run races in fin mode with gusts up to 22 knots. Racers delivered a incredible show with 5 “Pulsar” races full speed attacking furiously mark gybes without any complexes. Thomas Goyard and Maelle Guilbaud from France are still leading the Men and the Women fleet. Nathan Doom is back on track claiming the youth men first place ahead of his team mate from New Caledonia Corto Dumond and Malo Maisonneuve. Chevalier Swell (FRA) made the effort and is now first in the Youth women fleet while Carlotti Jamaine becomes second ahead of Sorin Lola from France.
Tomorrow, the forecast looks good for some more foiling races.
Stay tune for more racing action tomorrow!