Youth Foiling World Cup moves to Italy
Published on December 12th, 2020
The first event for the inaugural Youth Foiling World Cup 2021-22 has been moved from Hong Kong to Europe due to COVID-19. To be sailed in the Persico 69F, the competition will be held February 19-March 12 in Gallipoli, Italy. The plan is for a three-event series with the second event to be held at Lake Garda in July/August 2021 and for the third event to be held in Hong Kong in January 2022.
The winning team with the best total scoring, based on these three planned events will be entitled to 1 Bitcoin, provided by Liberty Bitcoin Fund. The market value of 1 Bitcoin is US$19,320 (as of December 7, 2020).
Yacht clubs from all over the World are invited to participate, with priority to be given to those teams which had entered the Hong Kong event. There will be a minimum of 12 and maximum of 18 teams in each of the individual events. The participating teams in the first event in Italy will have a first right of refusal also to join the 2nd event at Lake Garda in July/August and in Hong Kong in January 2022.
Teams shall consist of 3 or 4 crew members and shall race with both genders or all females onboard. Crew shall have been born on or between 1 January 1996 and 31 December 2003.