FreeWing Dream Team riders Orane Ceris and Fiona Wylde podium at the recent IWSA 6* Sardina World Cup event that took place in Cagliari, Italy from 18 -22 October, 2023. Riding in a perfect onshore breeze of 11 to 14 knots, over 100 wingfoilers from a variety of categories put on a fan-friendly spectacle at the Wingfoil Racing event, with Orane (Fra) taking second place and Fiona (USA) finishing fourth. Victor Loog (Nor) placed third in the U19 Men’s category, and fourth overall in the Silver Flight.
Orane is super happy with her 2nd place;
Aaaand it’s a second place! It was tight till the end, super happy with this result.
Congrats to all the girls and specially to Maddalena Spanu 🥇, Manon Pianazza 🥉 and my teammate Fiona Wylde. Thanks a lot Babou Benjamin Augé for the coaching and support.
Fiona Wylde recaps her racing;
I’ve just wrapped up my second Wing Foil Racing World Cup event in Sardinia, Italy.
We had 4 days of racing with some incredibly challenging conditions. We had very gusty offshore winds for two days which made it difficult to pick the right equipment. On day 2, we had gusts from 8-30knots and on day 3, we had gusts from 7-15knots.
Up, until the last day of racing, I was sitting in 5th position. I was sailing pretty consistently, and given some of the good single races I was having, I was pleased with my performance. I’ve learned many things about where I can improve my training for the next event and the coming season.
On the last day of the competition, we ran a medal series. I started the day in the quarter-finals and could have finished the event anywhere between 8th and higher. This was the first time that wing foil racing ran a medal series. I advanced through both the quarter-final and semi-final to find a birth in the grand final. I entered the grand final in 4th position, so I didn’t have any bullets attached to my name, but I was in the final. I sailed one of my best races of the event in the final and came up 3rd! In the end, I finished the regatta in 4th position overall.
I learned a lot this week and look forward to the next IWSA World Cup event in Brazil, coming up at the beginning of December.
During the regatta, I mostly used the 6m FreeWing Pro and my 70L Starboard Take Off.
Full Results: https://wingfoilracing.com/2023worldcupsardinia
PC: Robert Hajduk (@r_hajduk)