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WASZP 2022 EuroCup Series is Announced

5th February 2022
The WASZP 2022 EuroCup Series makes six stops at some of Europe's best foiling venues
The WASZP 2022 EuroCup Series makes six stops at some of Europe's best foiling venues Credit: Martina Orsini

The EuroCup series returns to the WASZP calendar for 2022, adding even more high-quality racing opportunities for WASZP sailors around Europe.

It follows the publication of an Irish calendar for the foiling class that is growing in Ireland.

This edition of the series makes six stops at some of Europe's best foiling venues. Scores from three events are required to contest the overall prizes, giving sailors plenty of opportunity to get their names on the series scoreboard.

The first event heads to Lanveoc, France for the 21st edition of the Grand Prix Ecole Navale.

"This edition of the series makes six stops at some of Europe's best foiling venues"

Next the series heads to the Netherlands for the first international WASZP event for the Dutch. Medemblik, the famous sailing town, is hosting a new concept regatta - the High-Performance Regatta.

Foiling Week is the third regatta on the list. This year the event, which has just been awarded World Sailing Special Event status, is perfectly positioned ahead of the WASZP Games in Malcesine, so the turnout is expected to be massive.

To celebrate the recent formation of the Danish WASZP Association, the series heads to Copenhagen for round four.

In September, the series heads to Santander for event number five. This event also forms the Spanish National Championship and the qualifier for the Spanish SailGP Inspire event

The final EuroCup event of 2022 heads to Germany and Bayerischer Yacht Club.

WASZP 2022 EuroCup SeriesWASZP 2022 EuroCup Series

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Waszp sailing

The Waszp project was conceived in 2010 by Andrew McDougall, designer of the world-beating Mach 2 foiling Moth. 

The Waszp was created as a strict one-design foiler, where, as the class says “the true test when raced is between crews and not boats and equipment”.

The objective of the class rules is to ensure that this concept is maintained. Keeping possible modifications to a minimum ensures fair racing across the fleet, helps to reduce the overall cost to the sailor and reduces the amount of time in the workshop. 

The popularity of the WASZP has proven that the boat and the concept work. In October 2021, 1237 boats had been sold to over 45 countries. 

The top speed recorded on the foiling dinghy is 26.7 knots. 

60-95kgs+ is a weight range competitive across varied conditions with rigs knowns as ‘8.2’ and ‘6.9’.

The cost of a Moth dinghy in Europe is €14,400 inc VAT + shipping according to the manufacturers in October 2021.

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