Like in the last year, we had exciting competitions in the disciplines foil in 2017, too. The Foilboard has a sword-like extension under the board. With sufficient speed the board will take-off the water and the rider just surfs on the extension. This gives the board a very low water resistance and brings a lot of benefits for the rider and the competitions. Even when the wind conditions are very light.
Because the rider slides over the waves and the water resistance is very low, the rider can pick up more speed and can go out of the water during low wind conditions. Less residence also means that an athlete can save their power. This makes it possible to have competitions on a higher level for a longer time. We are looking forward to see the greatest foil competitors at the coast of Sylt.
Current world champion is Antoine Questel