Here’s everything you need to know about Foiling Week

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Welcome to the ultimate celebration of sailing innovation—Foiling Week at Lake Garda! As the world’s first dedicated foiling event, Foiling Week brings together the thrill of racing for the ETF26 series with the spirit of invention in the picturesque settings of Malcesine.  Now, here’s everything you need to know about the Foiling Week :


  • Pioneering event:  Foiling Week is the first event in the world entirely dedicated to foiling boats, welcoming designers and builders since its inception in Malcesine in 2014. It serves as the premiere global platform for showcasing advancements in foil technology and design. FOILING WEEK™ enjoys the patronage of World Sailing, the International Federation member of the Olympic Committee. In 2021, World Sailing awarded Foiling Week the status of “Special Event,” placing it on par with what Grand Slam tournaments represent for tennis.


  • More than just racing: Even though the event hosts many races for different boat classes such as Moth, WASZP, X-15 WINDFOIL, BIRDYFISH, SWITCH ONE DESIGN, and of course the ETF26 series, Foiling Week is also a comprehensive event that includes conferences, boat tests, foil classes, forums, and various side events. It’s a place where the community comes together to learn, share, and celebrate the sport of sailing.


  • A Familiar stage for ETF26: This year marks the fourth appearance of the ETF26 series at Foiling Week. Last year’s event saw the Entreprises du Morbihan team take home the victory. But this year, the competition is even more challenging with new entrants—will they take home the trophy?


  • Scenic Venue: Lake Garda is not only Italy’s largest lake but also one of the most picturesque sailing destinations in the world. Stretching over 370 square kilometers and reaching depths of up to 346 meters, Lake Garda’s vast waters are framed by dramatic cliffs and lush greenery. The lake’s unique geological features contribute to its consistent thermal winds, creating ideal conditions for sailing. These reliable winds, combined with the lake’s sheer size and scenic surroundings, make it a favorite among participants and spectators alike. The natural beauty and optimal sailing conditions at Lake Garda provide a stunning backdrop to the high-energy races of Foiling Week, enhancing the event’s vibrant atmosphere.



  • Focus on Youth: This year, Foiling Week emphasizes youth engagement and development, aligning with a charitable cause to support the next generation of sailors. The event not only highlights racing excellence but also fosters growth and learning within the sailing community.


Now that you’re equipped with all the essential insights about Foiling Week, you’re all set to dive into the action! Don’t forget to follow us on social media for live updates, behind-the-scenes content, and more as we capture every thrilling moment at Lake Garda. Join us in celebrating this spectacular event—whether you’re a seasoned sailor or a passionate spectator, there’s something for everyone at Foiling Week !

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