Coral Reef Yacht Club, in conjunction with Cabrinha and Adventure Sports, will host the first ever Wing
Foil Atlantic Coast Championships this November! The three-day championship, which is slated for
November 17 th through 19 th , will be hosted by the club with all racing to occur in the vicinity of Sister
Banks, just to the South of the Rickenbacker Causeway.
50 competitors are expected for the inaugural event hailing from as far as San Franciso, CA to Seattle,
WA, and the Northeast. The event welcomes everybody of all ages and skill levels and will be attended
by pro-level riders to intermediate and novice wing foilers. At the moment, 2020 Olympians Stu McNay
(men’s 470), Lara Dallman-Weiss (women’s 470), and Steph Roble (49er FX) are among those registered,
joined by wing foil youth and pro rider, Henry Vare from the San Franciso Bay Area. Surely the racing
will be tight, action packed, and viewer friendly with racing planned to be close to the beach and daily
distance races scheduled to finish just off the CRYC docks!
With one of the healthiest wing foiling communities in the US, South Florida is truly the mecca of East
Coast USA foiling. On any given windy day, as many as 70+ wingers are on the water in various Miami
hot spots from Virginia Key, to Crandon Park, up to Miami Beach, and even just off of the Grove.
Winging offers something for literally everybody as it’s low-impact and quite safe and requires almost
zero infrastructure to participate – just throw your kit off the dock or the boat and away you go!
November is an incredible time of year to host this event and we’re looking forward to some high speed
and close racing on the water, combined with all the hospitality that Coconut Grove and Coral Reef has
to offer! Competitors will be treated to an event dinner and party on Saturday the 18 th after racing, in
addition to food and beverages at the Sunday awards party. We’ll have top prizes for podium finishers
as well as top female performers and youth racers. Courses are very unique with speed in mind and
generally feature slalom downwind racing with a few short upwind legs to maximize tactical decisions.
Wing racing is just like normal sailboat racing – tactically challenging and quite physical with the same
amount of attention paid to wind shifts, starting tactics, etc., all with speeds in the mid to high 20s!
Additionally, we’re excited to announce the partnership of two top tier sponsors for the event, elevating
this regatta to the kind of championship you’d expect attending the typical sailing North American
championships or other major class events. Tajima-Direct sunglasses has come on board to supply
prizes for all podium finishers, plus a few goodies and giveaways. Tajima crafts the highest quality
polarized sunglass lenses for any sunglass manufacturer – simply send them your sunglasses and they’ll
cut a pair of their quality lenses specifically designed for your frames! In addition to Tajima, we
welcome Estuary Beans and Barley on as our official beer sponsor. Estuary is based in Charleston, SC
and is no stranger to the wind sports industry! As a partner of Cabrinha Kiteboarding, Estuary has been
keeping the thirst at bay for kiters and wingers around the world for years now and we can’t wait to
enjoy an icy cold Drifter Lager after some hard-fought battles on the Bay each day!
Registration is now open through the Club Spot (https://theclubspot.com/regatta/wiatgksi8w) and the
event will remain open until the first 50 competitors have signed up. Act fast, as this event will fill up
QUICK! We’re super excited to host the inaugural Atlantic Coast Champinships and we couldn’t be more
thrilled to showcase just how good Biscayne Bay conditions are for wingfoil racing!
Lift Foils Demo
Join us for a fun day on the water and try the new Lift boards, foils and Elite Remote Control.
Bring your own e-foil for a fun sunset ride with our team !
Address: US Sailing Center
2476 S. Bayshoe Drive
Coconut Grove, Fl 33133
Time: 2:00 pm - Sunset
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