Fascinating Shop Window For The Foiling Generation

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Fascinating Shop Window For The Foiling Generation
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For most of the 218 participants from 25 nations it was the sailing event of the year: the moth world championship on Lake Garda. There the participants raced over the dream area in front of an Italian picture book backdrop and fought for medals and placements. There were more prominent names on the list of participants than in hardly any other regatta. A large number of America's Cup winners, Olympic champions and world champions made these world championships a fascinating showcase for the foiling generation on their wild rides into the future.

Moth World Cup 2017
Moth World Cup 2017

Just as good as Good (!) Ison: British Olympic laser champion Paul Goodison won the Moth World Championship for the second time in a row

World champion was - for the first time for the second time in a row - the British Olympic laser champion Paul Goodison. And this victory tasted even sweeter than the last, because with America's Cup triumphant Peter Burling and Artemis helmsman Nathan Outteridge, two previous moth world champions were among the defeated on their comeback. Paul Goodison had them all under control and already secured his second World Championship gold two (!) Races before the end.

The Briton had the World Cup events under control at all times and won gold for the second time in a row. The list of those beaten is as prominent as it is long

Moth World Cup 2017
Moth World Cup 2017

Celebrity podium: three Olympic champions are on the Moth World Cup podium. Paul Goodison is old and new world champion, won gold in the laser. America's Cup winner Peter Burling sailed into second place, 49er Olympic champion Iain Jensen came in third, better than his helmsman Nathan Outteridge

"I had good speed and sailed quite well," said the humble and likeable Briton. "Moth sailing is just so much fun that it makes your heart beat faster." Goodison relegated the 49er Olympic champion, America's Cup dominator and moth world champion Peter Burling to second and Iain Jensen - with Nathan Outteridge 2012 Olympic champion in the 49er - to third. Fourth was America's Cup winner, Oracle tactician and Olympic laser champion Tom Slingsby ahead of Australian Scott Babbage, Nathan Outteridge and Rob Greenhalgh from Great Britain. Former match race world champion Francesco Bruni was eleventh, and Tom Burton from Australia was 13th of the 2016 Olympic laser champion.

Moth World Cup 2017
Moth World Cup 2017

Back from the America's Cup: Artemis helmsman Nathan Outteridge

Moth World Cup 2017
Moth World Cup 2017

For once not a winner, but vice-world champion: America's Cup winner Peter Burling

Moth World Cup 2017
Moth World Cup 2017

Foiling in front of an Italian backdrop: the Moth World Cup on Lake Garda

The soaring of dreams

A small fleet of German sailors had also been lured to Lake Garda by moth fever. As the best GER helmsman, Fabian Gielen from the Lindau Sailing Club finished the World Championships in 38th place. The 25-year-old, who had his first moth encounters in the autumn of last year and had his first foil experience with bronze medal winner Erik Heil, said on the last evening of the World Cup: "I was gripped by passion. I have rebuilt and invested a lot, I've been doing it more intensively since mid-January. " Gielen rates his result as good: "A place in the top 30 would have been the maximum, the soaring of dreams. But it was also a success. And a great honor to sail in a gold fleet with people like Paul Goodison and Peter Burling allowed to."

Fabian Gielen
Fabian Gielen

Best German starter at the Moth World Cup on Lake Garda: Fabian Gielen from the Lindau Sailing Club kept track of things

Philipp Buhl
Philipp Buhl

Philipp Buhl on a little "private excursion" with the moth on Lake Garda: "It's a lot of fun and you learn so much! It's a fantastic class!"

Philipp Buhl
Philipp Buhl

Moths are much more complex to optimize than lasers. Germany’s best laser sailor learned this at its regatta premiere on Lake Garda, after important technical equipment had been delivered to him with a long delay shortly before the start of the World Cup and his learning curve had started steeply, but with a corresponding delay. Buhl couldn't remember the last time he had to compete in a silver fleet. In that, however, he took third place and even a small trophy at the end of the day with steadily improving performance

The run-up to laser vice world champion Philipp Buhl, who had chosen the world championship for his moth regatta premiere, is now also "infected" and wants to advertise the class in Germany, was even shorter than the preparation in Gielen. "It's a fantastic class and it was a great event. The straight-ahead heating alone is addicting and so much fun. Then of course you hang at full throttle every day. Moth sailing, as not only Tom Slingsby says it, is simply a good investment." in every sailing future. I also learned to splice, to laminate carbon fiber, to optimize the boat technically. Buhl, who started his third Olympic campaign in the laser and has set his sights on Tokyo 2020, will, like Gielen, compete in the German Moth Championship from August 18 to 20 on the Wittensee, but then focus on the laser again. The fact that the 2018 Moth World Cup will take place in the dream area off Bermud is not only making Buhl and Gielen dream of another major foiling event. The organizers are already expecting a new record participation.

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Philipp Buhl
Philipp Buhl

Philipp Buhl in moth fever

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