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Foiling World Champions Crowned

We have the winners of the first-ever World Champions of the Red Bull Foiling Generation. Olivia Mackay and Micah Wilkinson from New Zealand are declared as the first ever winners.

We have seen history being made in Newport, USA on Sunday, when Olivia Mackay and Micah Wilkinson were crowned the winners of the very first Red Bull Foiling Generation, the world’s largest youth sailing program. With that, they have concluded 2 year search to find out the planet’s most talented young sailors.

The most significant aspect of this championship is that the winning team has one of the only two women participated in the contest. And they beat 14 other national teams to be declared as the prestigious winners, taking home the first prize of a week;s Croatian yacht charter. Sailors from Italy claimed the third spot, whereas sailors from Switzerland walked away with the second spot.

Considering the significance of the title, we saw the huge celebration, which was high on energy and emotion On October 23 at Newport, USA. Double Olympic gold winners Hans Peter Steinacher and Roman Hagara were the organizers of the event. However, they had to cancel the final round all thanks to the winds gusting to 35 knots. They determined the winners using the earlier results up until that point. The winners from Switzerland and Italy joined the title winners on the podium.

Steinacher and Hagaralanched the competition back in 2015 to find out the most talented young sailors. They were looking for sailors aged 16-25. And their objective was to give them the opportunity to advance their careers. Hydrofoil racing is top notch and they wanted these sailors to experience it.

They concluded the competition over two seasons. 15 national teams from all over the world participated in the prestigious competition. Without any doubt, it has been a resounding success. Despite the cancellation of the final round, we have witnessed one of the most exciting and thrilling sailing competitions in the world. And the excitement of the young sailors made all the difference.