Wednesday, 27 October 2021 21:10

2021 FreeWing WingFoil World Games concludes in Lake Garda

Italian Alessandro Jose Tomasi won gold with an impressive display of speed and light wind abilitis, leapfrogging Balz Mueller from Switzerland and day one leader Mathis Ghio from France who had to settle for silver and bronze respectively.

And while the men’s fleet saw different faces leading along the four days of the event, in the women’s fleet, Olivia Piana from France left no doubt about her domination, easily winning all her races. Orane Ceris and Marion Mattia, also from France, were second and third.

42 ompetitors from 9 countries and 2 continents made the journey to Campione del Garda to take part in the 2021 FreeWing WingFoil World Games.  

It was the first big international event of the International WingFoil Class and a lot of testing.

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The event  organized by the International Wing Sports Association and hosted by Univela Sailing under the supervision of the Italian Sailing Federation. To conclude the championship, the committee decided to race early in the morning with the north wind, managing to collect a total of 22 races for the boys and 21 for the girls.

During the event, various courses were tested, with the aim of defining the new standard for the future of the International WingFoil Class. On the last day, the course that had gained the favor of the competitors during the other racing days was therefore chosen. A course with 4 buoys and a port start. A course that combines the adrenaline of the slalom with the technicality of the classic with upwind and downwind.

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In the Under 17s the victory went to Riccardo Zorzi of Kitecenter Garda Lake followed by Giulio Gasperini of Albaria and Ernesto De Amicis of the Wind Lovers Black Dolphins association.

 

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In the Under 19s the victory went to Alessandro Josè Tomasi from Fraglia Vela Riva del Garda followed by Riccardo Zorzi from Kitecenter Garda Lake and Giulio Gasperini from Albaria.

 

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In the Master category, the victory went to Danish Jan Blaesild from Aarhus followed by Andrea Beverino from Centro Surf Bracciano and the German Gunnar Biniasch from Canakite Experiences.

 

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In the Grand Masters the victory went to the Danish Jan Blaesild of Aarhus followed by the Puerto Rican Nils Stolzlechner and the Polish Janiak Tomek of Sopocki Klub Zeglarski.

 

All the complete results are available here: https://wingsports.org/component/sppagebuilder/?view=page&id=14