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EBSF FOILING CLASSES
2023 schedule
1-wEEK CLASSES
MORNING, AFTERNOON OR EVENING
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We are proud to announce that the Bristol Yacht Club and EBSF have joined with the United States SailGP Team as an official partner of 'Foiling First', a new athlete development program created to help advance diversity and inclusion in the sport as part of the nation's first-ever pathway to professional foiling. This will help expand the incredible talent of the large group of young people who have been dominating EBSF racing and sailing – as they learn from the pros how to excel in the fast new world of foiling.

 

 

This partnership began in 2021 when EBSF hosted a Foiling First: Learn to Foil Camp. For two days in July the U.S. SailGP Team athletes introduced local youth and coaches to foiling. In addition, participants were involved in educational programming from U.S. SailGP Team partners RISE and World Sailing Trust. These programs are aimed at growing awareness of how athletes can inspire change when addressing the topics of diversity and inclusion.

a special thanks to...Athletes Jimmy Spithill, Rome Kirby, and Cooper Dressler 

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FOILING FIRST

We are proud to offer a new way to sail - on hydrofoils! This class is recommended for students of ages 15-17 who have advanced sailing skills and seamanship skills.

 

With a variety of sail sizes 5.5 - 8.5 square meters we can fit the boat to the sailor. Successful foiling requires good technique, and a lot of practice. Students should expect to sail in all weather conditions with safety being our top priority.

Students are not required to bring their own boats.

EBSF has a fleet of 6 single handed foiling sailboats as well as helmets available that students will be able to use and will offer clinics with specially trained instructors.

If you have questions regarding equipment or questions about the boats, please contact: Foiling@eastbaysailingfoundation.org 

Our new trainer boats allow safe and fun environment with trained coaches. 

 

Whichever course is right for you there will be an instructor and a coach boat with you. You will stay in communication with the instructor by head set and be able to view video footage to observe your progress

FOILING

BYO Helmet or use ours. This class is for advanced single handed sailors who love trying new experiences and challenging their skills! Students will learn how to foil in our Skeeta and Nikki Foiling Sailboats.

 

This is about learning and growing. Ideal foiling conditions are wind speeds between 10kts-15kts. Students might also sail wingfoils, Open Skiffs, or ILCA/Laser sailboats when conditions are unfavorable for foiling or during rotations.

Age:13 - 17


Sessions:
        Session 1A: June 26 – July 7 (No class 4th of July)
        Session 1B: July 10 – July 21
        Session 2A: July 24 – August 4
        Session 2B: August 7 – August 18


Time: Day through Day
        Morning Class: 8:30am - 11:30am (3hrs) 
        Afternoon Class: 12:30pm - 3:30pm (3hrs)
        Evening Class: 6:00pm - 8:00pm (2hrs)


Cost:
        Morning Class: $500 for each 2 week session.
        Afternoon Class: $600 for each 2 week session.
        Evening Class: $500 for each 2 week session.

 

Summer 2023 lessons have ended, see you next year!
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