21 French people are at the start of the iQFoil International Games

From October 19 to 24, 2020 in Campione del Garda on Lake Garda in Italy, will take place iQFoil world championships. They are also renamed IQFoil International Games due to the health crisis. Despite the circumstances, this major sporting event will retain its high level and international character.

LDuring the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, a new sailing event will be present. The iQFoil will indeed make a remarkable entrance among the 10 series of sails. The discipline already brings together many of the best windsurfers in the world, from funboard, RS:X windsurfing and windfoil. This year, 250 of the best athletes in the discipline will compete in Italy during the iQFoil International Games.

“The riders are installed and ready for the many races of the next few days! "

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What is iQFoil?

The iQFoil is 2024 Olympic windsurfing equipment, replacing the RS: X equipment present at the Games since Beijing 2008. It is the result of many years of development of windsurfing equipment. A new chapter of the Olympic history of windsurfing thus begins to be written at this moment. The official equipment therefore consists of a Starboard board, a Race Fin, a Hyper Glide sail, a mast, a boom and a Severne extension.

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France very well represented

If the discipline is still unknown to the general French public, no less than 21 athletes will wear high the tricolor flag. Among the girls, Hélène Noesmoen, Marion Mortfern, Lucie Belbeoch or even Lola Sorin will therefore be at the start on Lake Garda. Hélène Noesmon spoke for the French Sailing Federation.

“We are probably going to have an intense week with a lot of races. We will have to keep freshness and stay focused until the end. I started the foil 2 years ago, and I immediately had great sensations. The board goes very fast in light wind, the speeds remain constantly high with races around 20 knots on average. We are lucky to have a very good French group to train us. I'm at the top, my equipment is set ... all you have to do is wait for it to start! "

Among the boys, Thomas and Nicolas Goyard, Clément Bourgeois, Pierre Mortefon, Mathis Ghio and Adrien Mestre will defend their place. Thomas Goyard spoke for the FFVoile.

"A top 5 would be great because the competition is very high, especially with my brother Nicolas who is FormulaFoil World Champion and very fit…"

To follow this international event, visit the Facebook page iQFoil Class.