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Vote now for the 2023 Foiling Awards ahead of presentation in Milan

by We Are Foiling 28 Feb 2023 17:13 GMT 29 March 2023
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Conceived in 2016 as part of the We Are Foiling events ecosystem, and now in their sixth edition, the Foiling Awards are given to the best foiling projects, athletes and events of the year, according to votes cast by the worldwide community of enthusiasts and industry insiders.

The standard categories are:

  • male sailor
  • female sailor
  • sailing team
  • innovation technology
  • sustainability
  • foiling project
  • foiling event
  • motor boat
  • commercial boat
  • one-off boat
  • production boat

New for the sixth edition:

  • water-toy
  • foiling pathway (for the National Federation or organization that realized the best project to promote foiling)

The biggest news of the sixth edition is the new overall "Forlanini Award", dedicated to the Italian foiling pioneer Enrico Forlanini, who at the beginning of the 20th century conceived and successfully tested the first sailing prototypes capable of rising from the water at speed. The "Forlanini" will be assigned to one of category prize-winners by a jury of previous winners.

From February 28th till March 17th, it will be possible to vote by registering at and see the list of nominees selected by the Foiling Awards Steering Committee. In addition to information on categories and nominees, the event's roll of honor will also be available to view.

The awards ceremony will take place at 6pm on March 29th in Milan at Museo Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci. For reasons of space, access will be by invitation only.

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