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at BRISTOL YC
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 women (and men) – who have been dominating EBSF racing and sailing – as they learn from the pros how to excel in the fast new world of foiling.
As we began this partnership in 2021, for two days on July 20th and 21st EBSF will host a Foiling First: Learn to Foil Camp where U.S. SailGP Team athletes will introduce local youth and coaches to foiling. in addition, EBSF youth and coaches will participate in educational programming from U.S. SailGP Team partners RISE and World Sailing Trust aimed at growing awareness on how athletes can inspire change when addressing the topics of diversity and inclusion.
We are also looking forward to introducing athletes Jimmy Spithill, Rome Kirby, and Cooper Dressler to members at a special evening event July 20th at the BYC waterfront where they will explain more about the program and our future partnership.