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Learn how to compete in the new Foilstyle format - EFPT Foilstyle Rookie Camp Geneva

by EFPT 20 Sep 2021 07:02 BST 23-26 September 2021
Steven van Broeckhoven foilstyling on his Gun Sails Yeah © PROtography Official

Are you thinking of competing on your foil but not sure how a Foilstyle competition works? This is your chance to change that! The day before the Geneva Wind Festival, where our EFPT Foilstyle championship will be held, a rookie camp is organised.

The third camp this year will be led by our Head Coach Julian Wiemar, with support from radical foilstyler Steven van Broeckhoven. The camp is open to foilstylers of any age who are excited to enter their first competition. As a cherry on top one of the participants of the camp will win a brand new Yeah 4.8 freestyle sail from Gun Sails.

Julian Wiemar: 'Do you want to learn more about the all new Foilstyle compeition format, how to compete in it, and you'd like to push yourself on the water with a group of other foilstyle enthousiasts? Come and join our third Rookie Camp of the year in Geneva and get ready and confident for the EFPT competition.

Hard facts

Registration: For registration please visit here / Sign-Up closes Tuesday evening the 21st of September
Date, time and place: Wednesday 22 September, 10:00 am @ Tropical Geneva
Equipment: Participants can store their equipment at the event site during the camp
Costs: Half day (after school) 50 €, full day is 100 €

Schedule

The following is just a general schedule. It can change depending on the wind and weather forecast. For example if it's only windy in the morning, the day can take place in reverse order.

Morning: Meet at 10:00 at Tropical Geneva. Theory class on the new Foilstyle format.
Afternoon: Practice session on the water. Afterwards a Q&A about foil equipment on the beach
Evening: At 19:00 the prize-giving for the Gun Sails Yeah freestyle sail.

Contact:
If you have any more questions, please contact head coach Julian Wiemar

We asked Julian Wiemar about his motivation to coach at our camps:
'Growing up far from the sea with the goal of making the top ten in international freestyle competitions one day, I went trough all the blood, sweat and tears involved in getting there. With over ten years of international competition experience and all my lessons learned, I became the German Freestyle Champion in 2017, followed by a 7th place overall on the EFPT Tour in 2018 and a top ten result during the PWA Worldcup on Bonaire in 2019. Missing heats as a rookie myself at one of the first EFPT kids events at Brouwersdam in 2010, setting up my watch wrong or loosing a couple of heats by less then a point, I know how hard it can be, because I've been there, and that's why I also know what to teach a rookie today. I'm looking forward to finally spread the knowledge I gained over the years and I can't wait to see everyone improve, learn and just gain confidence before the actual event kicks off. And to see a rookie sailing a good first heat afterwards and hopefully winning one, will be an amazing reward. Sign up and let's get it!'

So register and start your foilstyle career now!

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