The female athletes are quick to improve their foiling skills with Garda dreamy conditions of wind and flat water
Ten races sailed today by the ten teams involved in the first ever 69F Women Foiling Gold Cup in Gargnano, Lake Garda. The wind from the south started blowing early at about 10-12 knots with flat water and allowed the all-women team coming from 9 nations and three continents to finish the second and third flight and open the fourth.
American Magic 1 is leading the ranking, followed by Team JAJO – DutchSail by one point and both have less races in the bag – and less points. In third are the New Zealand of VMG Racing, but the fourth, Società Velica di Barcola e Grignano is close on points and with two races less than them. Similar situation for the Spanish team, in fifth but with fewer races and very close on points.
The weather forecast for tomorrow are just as nice and the briefing has been called for 10am with immediate possible dock-out. Saturday, tomorrow, is the last qualifying day, then on Sunday it will be time for the Gold Fleet for the top six teams, followed by the best-of-three match-race for the best two teams.
Avant Garde, Gottifredi Maffioli, Harken, North Sails, Vakaros, QI Composites, Vela Mania, Fraglia Vela Malcesine, Acquaviva WT, Cantine di Verona
The 69F project is the result of the commitment and skills of athletes, engineers and communication entrepreneurs who believe in the future of sailing hydrofoil and its affirmation in the world of professional regattas as well as in the world of lifestyle and amateur sport.
The 69F team developed and built an innovative high-performance boat, they designed captivating and sustainable competition formats and a sailing academy to train future young flying sailors and to entertain everyone, from pros to amateurs, with the aim of providing the ultimate foiling experience.