The next wave of young foiling sailors will battle it out at the 2018 Red Bull Foiling Generation in Auckland in February.
Red Bull Foiling Generation provides talented young sailors aged 16-20 the opportunity to advance their careers through elite hydrofoil racing. The seven-stop series serves as a great training foundation for the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, which caters to competitors aged 19-25.
The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron will once again host the New Zealand event, which also doubles as the first stop of the 2018 world series, from February 22-25.
In 2016 they hosted New Zealand’s first Red Bull Foiling Generation, won by Olivia Mackay and Micah Wilkinson. The pair excelled on the Waitematā Harbour and eventually went on to take the overall 2016 Foiling World Championship in Newport, USA.
How it works
A maximum of 16 teams will be accepted for the event with the final selection of teams to be made by January 15, 2018.