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iQFoil International Games

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È iniziato ieri a Campione sul Lago di Garda il più grande evento iQ Foil, 200 rider da 29 nazioni, che sarebbe dovuto essere valevole per il IQFoil World Championship per Parigi 2024. L’evento terminerà sabato 24 ottobre.
Al momento tra gli uomini al comando della classifica c’è NICOLAS GOYARD, Matteo Iachino in 4° posizione.

CLICCA QUI per la classifica completa.

Four Course races finished for both men and women – with the men divided into two 59 board fleets – in the morning with a nice 15-20 knots ‘Peler’, the local AM wind from the North, and choppy water state. Four bullets for Nicholas Goyard (FRA), third at the Europeans in August in Engadin, in the men blue fleet, closely followed by Sebastian Koerdel always second, and second at the European Championship. Whilst the yellow fleet is more open, with Pierre Le Coq (FRA), European champion Kiran Badloe (NED) and Nicolas’s brother, Thomas Goyard (FRA) alternating in the lead. In the provisional men overall the top three are Nicholas Goyard, Sebastian Koerdel and Pierre Le Coq.
The Women European champion Helen Noesmoen (FRA) won three out of today’s four races and is leading at the end of the day, but fellow countrywoman Delphine Cousin isn’t far behind in second overall, and the very young and talented Islay Watson (GBR), who was the runner-up at the Europeans, in third.

After a short wait ashore for the ‘Ora’ to fill in from the South, the 184 athletes headed back on the water for an afternoon session of Sprint Slalom with 6-8 knots. One round of qualifications and one of finals, with Sebastian Koerdel (GER) winning in the blue fleet and Bruno Martini (ITA) in the yellow.

“I am really happy of my first day here in Lake Garda – comments Nicholas Goyard (FRA) – I did better in the Race Course than the Slalom, even though coming from PWA I am more accustomed to Slalom, even though I do like the Course; it’s got different tactics and a different way of sailing, they are complementary and I don’t prefer one or the other.

“I have been sailing against my brother for about a year as he has joined some of the PWA events, and we will be preparing together for the qualification to the Paris Olympic Games.”

“Long day today, it was wavy and hard, both morning and afternoon – says Sebastian Koerdel (GER) – but it’s great we could get in so many races and we had lots of fun. I am happy about my speed in the slalom, more than my gybes, I’ve had a good fight with Matteo (Iachino) and looking forward to tomorrow.”

Tomorrow, Day two of the IQFoil International Games organised by the iQFoil Class and Univela Campione, the first signal is scheduled to blow at 9am with the long distance race planned for the 184 competitors who will race on Lake Garda until Saturday October 24th when the Medal Series among the best 12 boarders of the week will take place.

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Ciao a tutti, sono Fabio Calò (ITA-720), ho iniziato a fare windsurf all’età di 13 anni e da quel momento è diventata la mia più grande passione, la mia vita. Finiti gli studi universitari ho iniziato a lavorare in un negozio di windsurf a Torino, poi agente di commercio e nel 2006 è iniziata la mia grande avventura con la redazione di 4Windsurf e poi anche di 4Sup. Sono stato campione italiano Wave di windsurf nel 2013 e 2015, altri ottimi risultati agonistici gli ho ottenuti anche nel freestyle sia in Italia che in Europa. Dal 2017 sono il direttore di una delle scuole più importanti del Lago di Garda, il PierWindsurf. Trasmetto la mia passione con progetti dedicati ai giovani come il Progetto Serenity di Malcesine, e organizzo Wave Clinics nel periodo invernale. Vivo a Torbole sul Garda e respiro l’aria del windsurf 365 giorni all’anno.

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