Gurit FW Forum Programme - Thursday to Saturday

Monday, 03 July 2017


Thursday, July 6th Friday, July 7th Saturday, July 8th

Round-table: Safety Round-table: Sustainability Round-table: Accessibility

Presentations: America's Cup Presentations: Foiling dinghies

Presentations: Foiling e-Boats

 

Round-table: America's Cup Round-table: Foiling dinghies Presentations: Foiling Offshore

Safety

Safety is one of the most urgent issues currently being debated with regard to foiling. Are the racing rules for traditional sailing boats still adequate?

Foiling boats have amazing high speeds, much bigger than those for which the rules have been written. The protagonists of the last America's Cup will explain how they are going to make the change and the first experiences they encountered in Bermuda.

Sustainability

Sustainability is the theme for which Foiling Week is most fond of. A conscious way of dealing with the sport of sailing which is ecological by its very nature.

There are habits of life that even sailors tend to underestimate. Avoiding waste by not using plastic bottles, conscious use of fresh water to wash boats and equipment, differentiating waste products, are just some of the actions being introduced to improve life on our planet whilst participating in our favourite sport.

With this theme, the forum seeks to analyse what sustainability policies the foiling industry is implementing and what projects are going to bring the technological avant-garde of foiling into production, making it sustainable and ecological.

To further sustainability support, Foiling Week, with its partner BMW, has launched a reward programme for those who come by car to race. If two or more crews come with the same car they will receive a prize of 50 Euro and the free use of BMW's e-bikes for travel between the club and the hotel or camping site where the crews reside.

Accessibility

Until now foiling has been largely only an option for expert sailors. This is the theme of the last day of the Forum to identify which strategies the market is implementing to bring ‘the third mode of sailing’ to beginners and disabled people. Foiling Week together with Persico Marine yard set up a foiling boat project for disabled sailors.

Foiling also wants to be a lever to promote sailing amongst women. Sailing has always been a boon for men but now is the time that sailing opens its doors to the female audience.

At Foiling Week Garda, with the support of GAC Pindar, Jo Aleh and Josieb Gliddon of the Team Magenta Project, after a Volvo Ocean Race and two seasons of the Extreme Sailing Series, witness how to be competitive in a mainly ‘masculine’ sport like sailing.

Fun Downwind Race - Friday

Thanks to Marlow and Slam, racing will include a fun downwind competition.

On Friday, July 7, in addition to class races, Flying Phantom, S9 and A Class catamarans and the monohulls Moth, Waszp, Prototypes, Kite foil and Wind foil will race on a 24-mile race course. All against everyone, without class distinction, to determine the fastest boat and the best sailor.

Class Racing - From Thursday to Sunday

Competitions represent the afternoon program of Foiling Week Garda.

Many professional sailors are found sailing foiling boats. The sharing domain that Foiling Week has created, transforms the environment so that you can admire Olympic champions and America's Cup professionals exchanging experiences and secrets with Sunday sailors and amateurs.

Foiling Week is one of the few events where you can appreciate how the passion for sport places everyone at the same level, being here broadens horizons and encourages the experience.

Foiling Week is the event for every passionate sailor looking for an intense and exciting experience whilst sailing 3.0!

More info:

Foiling Week foilingweek.com

FW Trial & Experience Camp foilingweek.com/pages/season-

2017/garda/fw-expo- and-trials/

Magenta Project themagentaproject.org

BMW Yachtsport bmw-yachtsport.com

Slam slam.com

Gurit gurit.com

Persico Marine persicomarine.com

Marlow marlowropes.com

Torqueedo torqeedo.com

Foiling Week GARDA 2017

On Thursday, July 6th, sailing begins at the first Foiling Week of 2017 at Fraglia Malcesine. The fourth season of Foiling Week is scheduled for another three events after Malcesine, with Foiling Weeks in Miami, Punta del Este and Sydney.

 

Foiling Week Garda this year is enriched with an Expo, Trial & Experience Camp. At the usual morning Forum programme and the afternoon races, the major foiling boat manufacturers will show and demonstrate their creations throughout the day.

The Waszp and the Foiling 101 monohulls, the catamarans S9, iFly 15, Whisper and the electric boats by BMW and Torqueedo will be the main attractions for the public, who will be able to see and try the foiling experience first hand.

This year the Gurit FW Forum has three main themes, ‘Safety, Sustainability and Accessibility’. These topics will be the key drivers for three days of the Forum from Thursday to Saturday.

Every morning a round-table will open the Forum's work and will be followed by presentations and comparisons where the protagonists of foiling will bring experiences and projects related to the main discussions of the day.

Safety

Safety is one of the most urgent issues currently being debated with regard to foiling. Are the racing rules for traditional sailing boats still adequate? 
Foiling boats have amazing high speeds, much bigger than those for which the rules have been written. The protagonists of the last America's Cup will explain how they are going to make the change and the first experiences they encountered in Bermuda.

Sustainability

Sustainability is the theme for which Foiling Week is most fond of. A conscious way of dealing with the sport of sailing which is ecological by its very nature.
There are habits of life that even sailors tend to underestimate. Avoiding waste by not using plastic bottles, conscious use of fresh water to wash boats and equipment, differentiating waste products, are just some of the actions being introduced to improve life on our planet whilst participating in our favourite sport.

With this theme, the forum seeks to analyse what sustainability policies the foiling industry is implementing and what projects are going to bring the technological avant-garde of foiling into production, making it sustainable and ecological.


To further sustainability support, Foiling Week, with its partner BMW, has launched a reward programme for those who come by car to race. If two or more crews come with the same car they will receive a prize of 50 Euro and the free use of BMW's e-bikes for travel between the club and the hotel or camping site where the crews reside.

Accessibility

Until now foiling has been largely only an option for expert sailors. This is the theme of the last day of the Forum to identify which strategies the market is implementing to bring ‘the third mode of sailing’ to beginners and disabled people. Foiling Week together with Persico Marine yard set up a foiling boat project for disabled sailors.

Foiling also wants to be a lever to promote sailing amongst women. Sailing has always been a boon for men but now is the time that sailing opens its doors to the female audience. 

At Foiling Week Garda, with the support of GAC Pindar, Jo Aleh and Josie Gliddon of the Team Magenta Project, after a Volvo Ocean Race and two seasons of the Extreme Sailing Series, witness how to be competitive in a mainly ‘masculine’ sport like sailing.

Fun Downwind Race - Friday

Thanks to Marlow and Slam, racing will include a fun downwind competition. On Friday, July 7, in addition to class races, Flying Phantom, S9 and A Class catamarans and the monohulls Moth, Waszp, Prototypes, Kite foil and Wind foil will race on a 24-mile race course. All against everyone, without class distinction, to determine the fastest boat and the best sailor.

Class Racing - From Thursday to Sunday

Competitions represent the afternoon program of Foiling Week Garda.

Many professional sailors are found sailing foiling boats. The sharing domain that Foiling Week has created, transforms the environment so that you can admire Olympic champions and America's Cup professionals exchanging experiences and secrets with Sunday sailors and amateurs. 

Foiling Week is one of the few events where you can appreciate how the passion for sport places everyone at the same level, being here broadens horizons and encourages the experience.

Foiling Week is the event for every passionate sailor looking for an intense and exciting experience whilst sailing 3.0!

More info
Foiling Week foilingweek.com
FW Trial & Experience Camp foilingweek.com/pages/season-2017/garda/fw-expo-and-trials/
Magenta Project themagentaproject.org
BMW Yachtsport bmw-yachtsport.com
Slam slam.com
Gurit gurit.com
Persico Marine persicomarine.com
Marlow marlowropes.com
Torqueedo torqeedo.com

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Bringing boating & sailing to life with relaunched OnCourse app

Recreational boaters can now share their trip details with friends and family in real-time using MarineTraffic relaunched OnCourse app.  The upgraded app OnCourse also allows users to plan and review routes and see and learn about vessels and landmarks around them using an augmented reality feature. The app has been developed by MarineTraffic, the world's most trusted global ship tracking intelligence provider.

OnCourse is powered by the user's smartphone and allows amateur sailors and boaters to report their position so that it is visible on www.MarineTraffic.com.

For the month of July 2017, MarineTraffic is offering a free trial of the latest augmented reality feature, which is usually part of the OnCourse Plus subscription.

New features for the free version of the app include:

Ability to add customisable stand-alone waypoints to the map

Collision detection & avoidance while sailing, showing Closest Point of Approach (CPA) and time to CPA

Export your voyage to GPX file or Route Planner for editing

Support of different units for distance, speed, temperature and latitude/longitude

View time/dates as UTC, Local and more

New over land/water function

New features that have been added to OnCourse plus are:

Enhanced Route Planner, follows the vessel's track while sailing and guides the user to the next waypoint

Additional information during sailing (time to next waypoint, next ETA, final ETA, distance & bearing to waypoint, XTK)

Voyage planner feature: Enter starting point and destination and the app will calculate the optimal route

Virtual Reality. Augmented Reality feature can be used in combination with VR glasses for an enhanced experience

View stand-alone and Route Planner waypoints in Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality

Demitris Memos, Managing Director of MarineTraffic said:

"Our app development team have added some exciting new features to the app that can be used by any sailor or boat owner with an iOS or Android device and mobile internet to help navigate and monitor their own position and those of other vessels. We hope OnCourse will make sailing and boating more accessible and fun for thousands of users."

OnCourse is a self-reporting tool that simulates data transmitted by AIS transponders. The app uses the internet to transmit data and not actual AIS radio-frequencies. As such, vessel positions reported via OnCourse are visible only on the app and MarineTraffic.com. They will not be visible to the AIS receivers of other vessels.

Users of OnCourse input their vessel's MMSI call sign number, or if their vessel has no MMSI, can generate a unique vessel ID using the app. They also configure other vessel details such as a vessel's name, call-sign, dimensions, destination and ETA. Once a vessel's ID and details have been established its position can be calculated by the app using the host device's own Global Positioning System (GPS) sensor.

OnCourse consumes minimal bandwidth – an important feature for an app designed to operate using mobile internet only. Even if the app is set-up to send position reports at the highest frequency, it will use around 150 bytes per minute or 210KB during one day of continuous use.

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