Formula Windsurfing on the Americas Cup Course this Saturday
Americas Cup will be showcasing more than one type of high performance sailing
during this Saturday’s final of the Louis Vuitton Series. Immediately following
the races between Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa Challenge, the
formula windsurfing fleet will take the course for several races along the San
Francisco city front as part of the AC Open and CALCUP series.
Windsurfing is the high performance competitive course racing format of the
windsurfing world with riders capable of reaching speeds of over 30 knots.
unlike the AC 72’s which will be racing before them, the formula windsurfing
class is an open developmental class- meaning sailors can choose from different
manufactures of boards, sails and fins to fit their body weight and specific
water and wind conditions.
event is being run as part of the AC OPEN which sees 16 smaller events staged
at the America’s Cup Village at Marina Green and run in parallel to the Louis
Vuitton Cup and America’s Cup. In addition to showcasing the formula class, the
events goals are to enhance the spectator experience at the America’s Cup
Village as well as creating a link between users of San Francisco Bay and the
will launch from a specially designed ramp at the base of the America’s Cup
Village and race around the city front course which takes them to Anita Rock,
through the St.FYC starting line, around a leeward mark at Ft. Mason and back
upwind to a finish in front of Marina Green. Awards will follow at the Village
Stage in the America’s Cup Village.
thanks to 101 Sports and the Americas Cup Event Authority for helping to promote
the sport of sailing and windsurfing in San Francisco and around the world.