From 20 – 22 October, TWF 130 ON THE RISE!
TAHE has backed its commitment by once again making available a serious number of Techno Wind Foil 130 boards during the event, for test sessions, but also for “charter” for anyone wanting to get involved in the racing. A great event after a difficult year.
15 rounds of racing were run in the 3 days of competition, with 21 young Foil Boarders rising to the occasion. Lake Garda once again lived up to its reputation, giving us great conditions for the three days of racing. 8 countries from 3 continents answered the call and enjoyed some closely fought races in winds varying from 12 to 20 knots. The German team was not only the biggest, but also the most consistent. They managed to see off a late challenge by the Cypriot Iakovos Christofides and French Victor Gaubert, who both won races but were not able to compete in all the rounds. And there was a good performance from Japanese Rei Murakoa, consistent on the final day.
Congratulations to U17 rider Hannes Roeger who rose to the top of the leader board, beating the leading U19 contender Max Burskens into second place, with Benedikt Breulmann making it a podium clean-sweep for Germany, and laying down a marker for the future.
Big thanks to all the riders, and to the organisers, Circolo Surf Torbole, always highly efficient in everything they do, on land and on water.
See the video of the event
From 20 – 22 October, there will be an International Wind Foil One Design Championship in Torbole, Italy.
A similar event was held in 2020 at the same venue, with a great response and appreciation from riders, coaches, clubs, etc. As in 2020, TAHE will be making available a serious number of Techno Wind Foil 130 boards during the event, for test sessions, but also for “charter” for anyone wanting to get involved in the racing. The Techno Wind foil 130 is already being ridden in more than 40 countries worldwide.
The 2020 season was mostly lost because of the Covid pandemic, but TAHE has carried forward its commitment to foil boarding and is currently working with the Techno Class to establish a calendar of national and international events for 2022.
Meanwhile, to kick-start the class, what better than over 300 of the best young windsurfers in the world to test the board/foil combo, and a One Design competition in the same spirit as the legendary Techno 293 OD?