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The highly anticipated GP FOILING HYERES is set to take the ETF26 Series by storm, showcasing elite foiling action from May 22nd to May 25th, 2024. Hosted by the Club Organisateur Yacht Club de Hyères (COYCH) in the picturesque setting of Hyères, France, this event marks a significant stage for the ETF26 series in the Mediterranean, combining high-level competition with exceptional regatta organization.


Event Schedule

The GP FOILING HYERES promises four days of intense sailing competitions, with a blend of rigorous races and social events that highlight the vibrant local sailing culture.

  • Tuesday, May 22nd:
    • 9:00 AM – Check-in and crew weighing
    • 11:30 AM – Skippers briefing
    • 1:30 PM – First warning signal
  • Wednesday, May 23rd & Friday, May 24th:
    • 12:00 PM – Races continue with the first warning signal each day
  • Saturday, May 25th:
    • 10:00 AM – Final day races begin with the first warning signal
    • 7:00 PM – Prize-giving ceremony and closing cocktail

Participating Teams

The GP FOILING HYERES will feature an array of top teams from the ETF26 series. However, Live Ocean Racing and Geronimo Sailing Team will not be participating in this event. The teams set to compete include:


Racing Details

The competition will adhere strictly to the rules defined by the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS 2021-2024), with modifications highlighted in the sailing instructions to cater to the specifics of foiling and the ETF26 class regulations. Notable instructions include the use of specific flags for sail configurations and potential course adjustments communicated at the skippers briefing or via VHF on race days.


Local Collaboration and Support

The event enjoys strong local support, notably from the Federation Française de Voile (FFVoile) and the city of Hyères, ensuring a well-managed maritime competition. Local regulations and prescriptions from FFVoile have been integrated into the event’s organization to uphold safety and competitive integrity.

As the GP FOILING HYERES gears up to offer an unparalleled sailing experience, teams are eagerly preparing to face off in conditions that promise to challenge their skills and teamwork. With new teams on the rise and veterans keen on defending their legacies, the event is set to be a pivotal moment in the 2024 ETF26 Series.


Stay tuned for high-speed foiling action, strategic masterclasses, and memorable moments as the world’s top sailors converge on the Mediterranean waters of Hyères for a spectacular showcase of sailing prowess.

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