Norway’s Finest Wingfoilers Set to Compete in Arendal at the Next Stop of the 2023 X-15 Class World Tour
Date: Saturday, 29th July – Sunday, 30th July
Location: Arendal, South of Norway
Arendal, Norway – Get ready for an adrenaline-pumping spectacle as the 2023 X-15 Class Wingfoil Regatta takes flight in the picturesque coastal city of Arendal, South of Norway. Organized by the esteemed Arendals Seilforening, the event is set to showcase the thrilling sport of wingfoiling over two action-packed days on Saturday, 29th July, and Sunday, 30th July.
Wingfoiling: A Rising Tide in Arendal
Arendals Seilforening has a rich history in water sports, once reigning as one of Norway’s largest windsurfing clubs during the glory days of windsurfing. The club has proudly nurtured numerous Norwegian champions, European champions, and World champions, including the renowned founder of Starboard, Svein Rasmussen, who spent his formative years in this very city and its beautiful waters.
Thrilling Race Format
The Wingfoil Regatta X-15Class 2023 will feature a captivating slalom course and an up/downwind challenge, ensuring a thrilling experience for both participants and spectators alike. The track will be strategically located in the North Sea, just outside Arendal, where strong winds and impressive sea swells create the perfect conditions for wingfoiling.
Wingfoil Pros and Rising Stars
With 15 participants already registered and more expected to join, the competition promises to be fierce. Among the elite participants are Jorunn Horgen, Sebastian Wang-Hansen, and the legendary Svein Rasmussen, all of whom have represented Norway in the Olympics in windsurfing and have an impressive track record of victories in WC and EC events over the years.
Experience vs. Youth: The Battle Begins
While the seasoned veterans hold a legacy of success in windsurfing, wingfoiling presents a fresh challenge that might tilt the scales in favor of the young and agile. Witness the thrill as experience clashes with youthful exuberance, and find out who will reign supreme in the X-15 Class – may the best rider win!
Join the Spectacle
Wingfoil enthusiasts, water sports aficionados, and adventure seekers are invited to witness this exhilarating event and cheer on the athletes as they showcase their skills and courage on the waves. Spectators will have the opportunity to witness the fusion of tradition and innovation in watersports and revel in the beauty of Arendal’s coastal setting.
Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to witness Norway’s finest wingfoilers take flight at the X-15 Class Wingfoil Regatta. Join us at Arendal’s stunning coastline on 29th and 30th July for a weekend of exhilaration, camaraderie, and thrilling competition!
For further details and event updates, please visit the official website of Arendals Seilforening.
About Arendals Seilforening:
Arendals Seilforening, a prominent watersports club, has been at the forefront of promoting water sports excellence in Norway. With a rich history of fostering champions and organizing successful events, the club continues to inspire the next generation of water sports enthusiasts.
About X-15 Class:
Named in appreciation of Jim Drake, the X-15 Class is the first one-design wing foil class by Starboard and FreeWing. One-design is popularised in sailing as it promotes a level playing field for fair racing, while also keeping the sport more affordable and accessible as athletes don’t have to update gear often and prevent expensive, technologically advanced equipment from determining the outcome. May the best rider win!