Foiling Bay 2017: the first French event 100 % foil in La Baule

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After a very successful first edition, the Foiling Bay returns in 2017 in bay of La Baule; from 18 to 21 May, for four intense days dedicated to the flying nautical machines.


The three top nauticals clubs of the bay of La Baule, the Nautical Circle of La Baule Le Pouliguen Pornichet (CNBPP), the Yacht Club of Baule (YCLB) and the APCC, got together to organize one of the biggest French event totally  dedicated to foils. The focus is on the international because there will be a hundred of professionals riders from 9 different countries.

Concerning the race , the Foiling Bay propose this year 5 flying disciplines and a world first : the Stand Up Paddle foil. This new support, popularized by Hawaiian Kai Lenny, impresses with its style and its speed wich can reach 30 km/h. There will be a high-level with four stages of national and international professional circuits. We can follow Warm-up of the European circuit of famous Flying Phantom, the final of Brittany Moths Series, and the Neilpryde Series. The public can attend the first official race of the convertible SRX, a futuristic windsurfing board which will become probably Olympic to the JO 2024. The iconic trophy of "King of the Bay" will be awarded Sunday and reward the fastest athletes on a race with direct elimination, for all supports.

Some of the biggest names of sailing and windsurfing will be in attendance, such as Sébastien Rogues, skipper of the team Engie who looks forward to confronting with the elite of this second edition. The quadruple world champion and double olympic champion of windsurfing Julien Bontemps is very excited: "I am very pleased that this event takes place in my area, in bay of La Baule, it will be a great show, it is a certainty" .
Coriolis honoured to be the principal partner of the second edition of this beautiful event. The company of telecommunication proves its loyalty having been the sponsor of the renowned "Derby Kite and Paddle" of the Yacht Club of La Baule.

Finally for the greatest pleasure of the spectators, a lot of animations will be proposed on the village next to the beach, in front of the Yacht Club of La Baule. Conviviality and value of sharing is coming to the show, and thrill lovers can follow the competition on the shore.

This unique and spectacular occasion is THE meeting extreme sports of May in bay of La Baule. Riders Match is very proud to be one of the media partners.

An event to be missed under no pretext !



Copyright picture : Benoit Roux

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