The first race around the Isle Of Wight was back in 1931 and now it attracts over a thousand boats on its start line every year for the 50 mile lap. Now it looks like its the time for a wing lap. Tom Court, Ross Williams and Tom Buggy are going to be the first people to attempt to lap the island wing foiling all in the name of charity – Hasag. Its no small feat and some of the biggest and fastest sailing boats have competed including Ben Ainslie on an Americas Cup boat and the current record holder Concise 10 ( a Mod 70). With the lap of the island often being a bench mark for speed and endurance windsurfers and Kitesurfers have also tried their hand at a lap with the most recent notable attempt going to Guy Bridge on a Kitefoil board who took the kite record with a time of 2 hours 25 minutes and 5 seconds.

The Island Sailing Club, Cowes is renown for presenting world famous Round the Island Races… Now we step in to the future with an attempt by local legend, World Champion Windsurfer Ross Williams, Kitesurf pro blogster Tom Court And local waterman Tom Buggy to Wing Foil the 55nm around the Isle of Wight. We’ll be raising money for Hasag Asbestos Disease Support before and during the attempt. Stay tuned for more updates and swag soon to be released! #foilthewight #ftw #wingingit #hasag #wingfoil #endurance #islandsc

Thu 29th Jul, 2021 @ 12:30 pm

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