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The foiling WASZP – season 2017

These WASZP photos are from 2017, a wonderful, hot, windy season (sometimes too much wind, sometimes too hot) and show dozens more people trying our foiling WASZP. There are shots of sailors young and old, beginner and proficient, lucky and unlucky showing all aspects of this exciting new boat.

The Foiling WASZP - developed in Australia, sailed on Garda

The WASZP is a ONE DESIGN foiling single-hander that comes from the experience of Andrew McDougall, the designer of the Moth.  Although the project is relatively young – the boat was developed in 2015 and brought to market in 2016 – it is already very successful. Many top sailors have bought a WASZP to start foiling and the WASZP games in Campione, Lake Garda, attracted more than fifty entrants.

So much fun that we are buying more!

The demand for lessons in the foiling WASZP or so high that we are buying another one and Marco, an excellent windsurfer of many years experience, is buying one for himself.

A new boat costs around €12.000 and arrives in a white box 2.5m long by 0.6m by 0.4m. Amazing! For more details, see topboats.it/waszp.

To see our what a foiling WASZP costs go here and for our WASZP foiling courses, go here.

Learning to sail the foiling WASZP – foiling course photos

After seeing the WASZP demonstrated in late 2016, Europa purchased one to run foiling courses on Lake Garda. Here are a selection of photos showing tries and fails as people get to grips with weight distribution, sail control and the foil adjustment in winds from nothing to windy.

The Foiling WASZP - developed in Australia, sailed on Garda

The WASZP is a ONE DESIGN foiling single-hander that comes from the experience of Andrew McDougall, the designer of the Moth.  Although the project is relatively young – the boat was developed in 2015 and brought to market in 2016 – it is already very successful. Many top sailors have bought a WASZP to start foiling and the WASZP games in Campione, Lake Garda, attracted more than fifty entrants.

We offer complete WASZP courses and WASZP try lessons!

Our chief instructor, Marco, provides the WASZP courses and is a keen WASZP sailor. As these photos show, you need the right wind for your weight to get foiling and we normally plan lessons around 2pm to 4pm to provide for a range of wind strengths.

Because you need to understand tacking in a winged boat, we may suggest going out in our ISO to get used to that. The power control is like a dinghy mainsheet but the sail behaves like a windsurf sail and to this is added the foil control twist-grip on the tiller.

All-in-all it's likely to take a number of attempts to foil consistently (we're not going to talk about tacking on the foils yet!) and these photos show people of all levels getting to grips with the WASZP.

To see our what a new foiling WASZP costs to buy, go here and for our WASZP foiling courses, go here.

The foiling WASZP – see what the fuss is all about

After seeing the WASZP demonstrated in late 2016, our instructor Marco and our friend Claudio took one for a test sail. Despite the cold October wind you can see the fun they had.

The Foiling WASZP - developed in Australia, sailed on Garda

The WASZP is a ONE DESIGN foiling single-hander that comes from the experience of Andrew McDougall, the designer of the Moth.  Although the project is relatively young – the boat was developed in 2015 and brought to market in 2016 – it is already very successful. Many top sailors have bought a WASZP to start foiling and the WASZP games in Campione, Lake Garda, attracted more than fifty entrants.

So much fun that Claudio and Europa each bought one!

Claudio was so taken with the foiling WASZP, which is half the price of a Moth and just as much fun, he ordered one immediately. Charles, the owner of Europa Surf and Sail also bought one and Marco is now our Chief Waszp Instructor.

A new boat costs around €12.000 and arrives in a white box 2.5m long by 0.6m by 0.4m. Amazing! Here is Claudio at the delivery of his new WASZP.

To see our what a foiling WASZP costs go here and for our WASZP foiling courses, go here.

To round off the introduction of our new foiling WASZP, here's the Europa WASZP on its first outing for guests sailing with us. Welcome family Stern from Germany (Severine, Heiko, Emily, brother)  and friends.

Three junior sailors completing RYA Stages 1 and 2

Ben, Libby and Lily completed their RYA Stages 1 and 2  with us during the week of October 11th.  Their initial work was in our larger dinghies, the Omega and the Argo, but here are the photos of them completing later elements of the course in the Toppers.

RYA Stages 1 and 2 course in October 2016

The Topper is a great single-handed boat for juniors or adults. Less powerful than a Laser it can be sailed with a 5.3m mainsail or a 4.2m both of which can be reefed for lighter sailors or windy days.

RYA Stages - 1, 2, 3 or 4 - you choose how far to go!

The RYA stages are designed for younger sailors, normally up to 14 years of each and provide a progression from zero to hero! Stage 1 is aimed at introducing juniors to the sport of sailing and can be completed either in a crewed boat such as the Argo or single-handed in the Topper (in lighter winds).

Stage 2 allows a junior sailor in a single-handed boat to demonstrate the skills of sailing alone and in a group. Stage 3 introduces a little theory and refines the skills, ensuring that the sailor can sail on all points of sailing, safely. Successful completion of Stage 3 is roughly equivalent to an adult Level 2 certificate.

Stage 4 covers the same ground as RYA adult Level 3 and is all about good boat handling without direct supervision in a variety of boats and wind conditions.

To see our range of dinghies go here and for our sailing courses, go here.