The Foiling Week Awards ceremony was held in the prestigious setting of the Yacht Club Italiano: The candidates had been nominated and voted in an online poll by the fans who follow the social channels of Foiling Week.
Slam presented the Foiling Sailor Award: predisposition towards the future is part of Slam’s genetic heritage. It pushes towards innovation and technologies that allow sailors better performance.
The BMW Group has always encouraged innovation. This forward-looking philosophy has enabled and defined many important milestones in the company’s history. For this reason, the Innovation Awards does suit perfectly BMW that presented the Foiling Innovation Award.
Persico Marine and the Project Award are also a natural combination: Persico Marine builds custom racing yachts for the world’s most renowned racing teams and private owners. Persico is highly regarded as a skilled, full-service supplier, always ready to share its technological know-how with its clients.
During the ceremony a presentation on the history of foiling was followed by a round table on the AC75, the new class that will be raced at the 36th America’s Cup.
The audience attending contributed with questions and opinions during the round table. An evening of shared views and novel ideas in pure Foiling Week style.
The president of the Yacht Club Club, Nicolò Reggio, proposed a partnership in the organization of a foiling event during the week of coastal races at the Giraglia Race, a proposal immediately welcomed enthusiastically by Foiling Week team.
The Foiling Week 2018 program starts in a month in Sydney Australia with the first Foiling Week of the year.
SECOND EDITION – 2017
Peter Burling, America’s Cup winner and second place at Moth Worlds.
Foiler 39 by Studio ST Yacht
Figaro 3 by Bénéteau
ACC Automatic Cant Control foil system by AST
SeaBubble, Foiling River-Taxi