Now in its second season, the Red Bull Foiling Generation is about providing talented young sailors with the opportunity to get all jacked up on high-level hydrofoil racing. And now, with a 2016 competition schedule throughout Europe and New Zealand, the tour will be concluding in Newport, RI.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for the rising generation of sailors who aspire to be at the top level of the sport of multi-hull racing and incredibly exciting to watch,” said Brad Read, Executive Director of Sail Newport. “We’re thrilled that Red Bull Foiling Generation organizers chose Newport as the only U.S. event which will fuel the marine and tourism economy in Rhode Island.”
The 2016 circuit, which is sailed in the 18-foot Flying Phantom catamarans, will have its eighth and final qualifying competition on October 11-16 followed by the World Final on October 18-23, both held at the Sail Newport Sailing Center at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island.
Qualified youth sailors, born in 1996 through 1999 (16 to 20 years) can apply as individuals or part of a two-person team. Those selected will first be trained by two of the most accomplished competitive sailors in the world, Double gold medalists, Austrians Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher, who are also the event’s founders.
Open to only US sailors, applications for the qualifier are being accepted until May 16. For details and application information go to: www.redbullcontentpool.com/redbullsailing