RYA teaching foiling online

The RYA has launched a series of videos aimed at both aspiring and improving foilers.

The six week series hosted by foiling experts, RYA coach assessor Shaun Priestley and RYA windsurfing trainer Sam Ross, will cover both sail foiling and wind foiling. Each video introduces and explains the techniques needed to get the most from time on the water, taking viewers from their first flights, to sustained flights and even mastering those foiling gybes.

Foiling was introduced to the RYA’s sailing and windsurfing training schemes last year, adding a new exciting element for sailors and instructors to enjoy.

“Foiling has certainly taken the industry by storm, but for many of us it can still seem out of reach and daunting – when actually foiling has never been so accessible,” says RYA chief instructor, Amanda Van Santen.

“The advances in foiling equipment and adaptations are truly incredible, placing the experience of taking flight into the hands of many everyday sailors, windsurfers and opportunists. You only need to pop down to your local beach or water to see the plethora of equipment flying.

“Both Sam and Shaun have played an integral part in the inclusion of foiling within the RYA training schemes, as well as boasting years of experience and expertise. We hope the videos will highlight just how accessible and enjoyable foiling can be and would encourage anyone interested in giving it a go to contact their local centre and book onto a course.”

A video will be released on the RYA YouTube channel each Friday:

Sail foiling with Shaun Priestley:

  • 31 July – First Flights
  • 07 August – Sustained Flights
  • 14 August – Foiling Gybes

Wind foiling with Sam Ross:

  • 21 August – First Flights
  • 28 August – Sustained Flights
  • 04 September – Foiling Gybes

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