High voltage foiling racing!
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 organisation 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.
Three “Regatta” races with offshore winds from 8 to 16 knots brung some tactical racing after the stronger breeze from the eve. Sebastian Kornum, form Denmark made the effort by attacking Thomas Goyard firing two bullets. Goyard is now under pressure but still in control of the first place in the Men fleet. Maelle Guilbaud is now guaranteed to be crowned European Champion ahead of USA sailor Farrah Hall and Coraline Foveau (FRA). Drama in the Youth fleet with Nathan Doom sliding down from the first to second position while Corto Dumon is back in charge, Malo Maisonneuve stays at the third place. Swell Chevalier also lost her first position under the attack of Lola Sorin and now becomes third. Jamaine Carlotti secures her second place.
Tomorrow, the forecast looks good light for the last day of competition.
Stay tune for more racing action!
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