ACADEMYcome fly with us
step-up your game or learn the fundamentals with A FULL-IMMERSION INTO the foiling world
Devised by one of the most famous foilers in the world, Olympic medallist Santi Lange, the Academy is an incredible opportunity for amateurs to learn foiling techniques from scratch as for experienced foiler to improve their skills.
There are various formulas to choose from, which are either linked to the 69F Cup/ YFGC events or held at other times of the year. Packages starting from three days or for a weekly “pass” and include lessons on the water, classes on techniques supported by professional sailors.
The Academy can be organized at 69F headquarters in Europe and USA, or at racing venues, and it is open all year round.
On land, Team 69F offers high-quality hospitality and accompanying events to complete your full-immersion experience into the future of sailing.
Santi Lange is an Olympic sailor and naval architect from Argentina. Born in 1961, he has won three Olympic medals, two bronze and one gold at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro games, after winning his battle against cancer. The Argentinian Olympic team in Rio included two of his four children, Jago and Klaus, who are also part of the 69F Academy project.
“Sailing will have a great future if it develops in one specific direction, one of more fun, more technique, more speed, less rules and more immediacy. Sailing clubs should be open, more inclusive and respectful of the environment. These factors are what the 69F embodies: the foiling monohull is the key to the future of world sailing and my aim is to popularise it as much as possible”.