Olympic Foiling

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Olympic Foiling

Post by ronnie » Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:15 pm

Now that it seems pretty much certain that the 2024 Olympic windsurfing will be foiling/fin based, it could be interesting to keep track of how that changeover happens.

Training for RSX sailors for windfoiling.


Back in 2012, windsurfing had been voted out of the Olympics, and by September 2012 windsurf Gold medallist Dorian Van Rjisselberghe (@ 1 minute in the video) was racing in the Kite Racing World Championship - so these guys can adapt fast!


Tom Squires is all over it.
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Re: Olympic Foiling

Post by ronnie » Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:26 pm

An explanation of the iFoil Olympic foiling/fin Class. It is also designed to be used with a fin in some conditions and courses, but the design is biased toward foiling performance.

https://windsurf.star-board.com/ifoil-t ... nd-beyond/



The selection process.


Details of the racing formats.
https://www.surfertoday.com/windsurfing ... -equipment
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Re: Olympic Foiling

Post by ronnie » Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:34 pm

A feeder Series is not established for Olympic foiling, but it is possible that the Bic Techo293 program could be developed to fill that role.
Bic already have the Bic Techno 130 windfoil, which is a bit more of an even compromise between being used with a foil or fin, so it seems that it could be ideal as a progression board.

With an 8m sail and fin.



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Re: Olympic Foiling

Post by ronnie » Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:50 am

The IQFoils are getting delivered and the build up to Paris 2024 is underway.

Remi Villa (The designer) talks about the IQFoil. Lots of interesting information in the video.


Blanca Alabau was one of the development team for the IQFoil and gives some advice on setup.


More general tips on foiling and course racing.


The team from Finland in training.


IQFoiling in New Zealand with some of the Netherlands team.

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