Template: common/main-header.twig
single.twig

Silvaplana Registration is Now Open!

It is a pleasure to announce the first official GWA Wingfoil Race Class Continental Championship event

which will be the Engadinwind 2021 held in beautiful Silvaplana, Switzerland.

The dates will be from the 13th of August to the 15th of August 2021.

This is a GWA Wingfoil Race Class Continental Championship and the competition is sanctioned and governed by the 2021 GWA Wingfoil World Tour Rulebook.

 

Our next event is live! This will be the first Open GWA Wingfoil Race European Championship of the GWA Wingfoil Race Class. This means that the only official discipline of the event is Wingfoil Racing. Surf-Freestyle is planned to run as a show format in an expression session. 

The Wingfoil Race results of this event will crown the GWA European Champion in the GWA Race Class discipline, but will not count towards the Overall World Ranking. There will be European Champions crowned in 3 categories: Youth (Under 19), Pro (all ages), Masters (40+).

The competition is open to anyone and has no limitation on the number of participants. As it’s an open European Championship, also non-European riders are allowed to compete and will be able to win the event, but the European Champion title (Youth, Pro, Masters) can only be given to the best athlete with a European passport.

The registration for the event is open now and will close on August 6th.

 

Image for Top Race Tips from Pro Wingfoilers

Top Race Tips from Pro Wingfoilers

With the introduction of the new Race Class Discipline and with the completion of the Silvaplana race event in Switzerland, we wanted to sit down with competitors Francesco Cappuzzo, Olivia Piana and Balz Muller to discuss the nuances of racing, and explore where this sport is heading. We chatted about how racing differs from freestyle, how they prepare for competitions and what their favorite parts of the race are.  Check out the tops race tips from these three pro wing foilers:

Read this article
Image for The 2021 Gorge Paddle Challenge in Hood River, Oregon

The 2021 Gorge Paddle Challenge in Hood River, Oregon

The first ever wingfoil downwind race and wingfoil course race take place at the Gorge Paddle Challenge in Hood River, Oregon, USA.

Read this article
Image for GWA Wingfoil Race European Championship 2021 | Day 3 – The Grand Finale

GWA Wingfoil Race European Championship 2021 | Day 3 – The Grand Finale

With the promise of finishing two more rounds, it was still all to play for on the last day of the GWA Wingfoil Race European Championship. In the morning, Lake St. Moritz greeted us with the usual reflection of its beautiful surroundings. This may well have gone unnoticed by our competitors however, who with the end of the event in sight, were getting amped up for some tight battles.

Read this article
Image for GWA Wingfoil Race European Championship 2021 | Day 2

GWA Wingfoil Race European Championship 2021 | Day 2

Day 2 of the GWA Wingfoil Race European Championship started with wall-to-wall sunshine, promising an action-packed day. As Race Director Juan Antonio Aragon said at the skippers meeting, “The sun's up, the sky is blue... if there ever were a time for action it's today!"

Read this article