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The Foiling Week: TFW Moth Invitational - Day 6

by Domenico Boffi 10 Jul 2014 15:09 BST 4-12 July 2014

The foiling week is in full swing: the last conference day and mixed race are about to happen after the Moth National Championship and Invitational.

The initial perfect Garda conditions gave way to a more unstable weather that didn't' allow the awaited mixed fleet racing to happen in the last two days.

More than 30 foilers of all kind, from kites to the large catamarans GC32, will compete in the endurance race TFW Mixed Fleet. The course is designed to enhance the flying speed capacity of the boats, with a one hour limit to complete the maximum number of laps.

In the first two days the TFW Forum has gathered the attention of the spectators filling the room to listen to 20 of the most important foiling designers. The round tables between speakers brought out the original purpose of foiling the week: share the experience to accelerate progress.

The lectures are broadcast live on the Youtube channel of foiling week and are still visible as a clip recorded on the same channel.

The TFW Moth Invitational Regatta between ten of the world top Mothies was held with an 18 knots Peler (wind from the North). Four short but tight races selected the top three that entered the final showdown: The winner is Rob Gough in front of Josh McKnight (AUS) and Ben Paton (GBR).

Thursday will see again in the morning the TFW Forum (available live) with speakers such as Andrew McDougall, Andrew MacPherson, Philip Kenkington, Mark Somerville, Kevin Hall, Edoardo Bianchi, Katherine Knight, Mirco Babini.

Moth Invitatonal Final:

Pos.Sail Nr.NameR1
1AUS 6Rob Gough1
2AUS 4142Josh Mcknight2
3UK 4Ben Paton3

Moth Invitatonal Trial:

Pos.Sail Nr.Name bow noPointsR1R2R3R4
1AUS 4142Josh Mcknight 982132
2UK 4Ben Paton 6115321
3AUS 6Rob Gough 2137213
4SUI 4112Chris Rast 322146dnf
5GBR 4038Tom Ofter 7239545
6ITA 4092Carlo De Paoli 5238654
7FRA 11Sebastien Col 8254876
8ITA 41Stefano Ferrighi 133237dnfdnf
9ITA 4093Stefano Rizzi 0366dnf8dnf
10AUS 111111Andrew McDougall44dnsdnsdnsdns

Full results and photos available at: www.foilingweek.com

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