FOILING AWARDS - SIXTH EDITION THE BEST FOILING PERFORMANCES AND PROJECTS OF 2022 AWARDED IN MILANUPON ONLINE PREFERENCES OF THE GLOBAL FOILING COMMUNITY. THE NEW ...
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Milan, February 23rd 2023 – Conceived in 2016 as part of the We Are Foiling events ecosystem and now in their sixth edition, the Foiling Awards are given to the best foiling projects, athletes and events of the year, upon the preferences expressed by the worldwide Community of enthusiasts and industry insiders.
The awarding categories are: male sailor, female sailor, sailing team, innovation technology, sustainability, foiling project, foiling event, motor boat, commercial boat, one-off boat and production boat.
To these are added for the sixth edition: water-toy and foiling pathway (for the National Federation or organization that realized the best project to promote foiling).
The news of the sixth edition is the overall “Forlanini Award”, dedicated to the Italian foiling pioneer Enrico Forlanini, who at the beginning of the 20th century conceived and successfully tested the first sailing prototypes capable of rising from the water at speed. The “Forlanini” will be assigned to one of this edition prize-winners by a jury of previous awarded ones.
From February 28th till March 17th, it will be possible to express one’s preferences by registering on the event website (https://foilingawards-halloffame.org) and vote for the list of nominees selected by the Foiling Awards Steering Committee. In addition to information on categories and nominees, the event’s roll of honor will also be available.
The ceremony will take place at 6pm on March 29th in Milan at Museo Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci. For reasons of space, access will be on invitations. Journalists who wish to be present can message: email@example.com
FEMALE SAILOR – For the best female foiling sport achievement of 2022
Capucine Delannoy – GKA Tour, Daniela Moroz – IKA, Elise Beavis – WASZP Games, Helena Scutt – Moth Worlds, Marta Maggetti – IQFOIL World Championship, Paula Novotna – Wingfoil Racing World Cup.
MALE SAILOR – For the best male foiling sport achievement of 2022
Charles Caudrelier – Route du Ruhm, Dylan Fletcher-Scott – Moth Worlds, James Carew – GKA Kite World Tour, Mathis Ghio – Wingfoil Racing World Cup, Sam Street – WASZP Games, Sebastian Koerdel – IQFOIL World Championship, Thomas Ruyant – Route du Ruhm, Tom Slingsby – SailGP, Toni Vodisek – IKA.
SAILING TEAM – For the best team foiling sport achievement of 2022
Alinghi – GC32 Racing Tour / TF35 Trophy, Black Star – GC32 World Championship, Ruggero Tita / Caterina Banti – Nacra 17 World Championship.
INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY – For foiling design solutions specifically applied to flight control or design or construction of parts (excluding hull), including vessels not powered by wind
Caponnetto Hueber Foldable Foil, Drift Energy, Hull Vane Foil Assist, Ineos Britannia Pitot Foiling Tubes, Regent Foiling Seaplane.
SUSTAINABILITY – For the best ideas, inventions, design and initiatives, that will have a beneficial impact on the environment
Drift Energy, ETNZ Chase boat, Hydrogen Imoca for Phil Sharp, Hydromotion Team 23 Delft, SuMoth Challenge boats.
PROJECT – For the best projects still in design phase and not yet launched
Bluegame American Magic Chase Boat, Cockwells Alte Volare, Fast Cruising Scow, Iguana Foiler, Persico Cat72ft, Spider Foiler Ernesto Riva, SSRS RIb, The Plectrum Lazzarini, Valo Hyperfoil.
FOILING EVENT – For the best foiling event of 2022
GC32 Series, IQFOIL Worlds, Moth Worlds, Nacra 17 Worlds, Persico 69F, Route du Rhum, SailGP, Sardegna Grand Slam Formula Kite Worlds, The Ocean Race, WASZP Games, Wingfoil Racing World Cup.
FOILING PATHWAY – For the National Federation or Organization that realized the best project to promote foiling
Athena Pathway, FIV Foil Academy, Swiss Foil Mania Youth, We CAN Foil.
MOTOR BOAT – For the best engine powered foiling craft
Epoch Boats, FLOE, Proteus 360.
COMMERCIAL PROJECT – For the best foiling project intended for commercial use
Artemis EF24, Artemis Pioneer, BAR Bartech 30.
ONE-OFF BOAT – For the best foiling craft already sailing but not intended for commercial production
Biotherm Imoca, Charal II Imoca, Ineos Britannia T6, Luna Rossa LEQ12.
PRODUCTION BOAT – For the best foiling craft already in production and being sailed
AC40, Be Foil 16, Aeronamics FLO1.
WATER-TOY – For the best foiling “gadget”
Manta5 SL3, Seadoo Rise, Seat Foil.