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Hannes Louet-Feisser is “Sailor of the Month (Windfoiling)” for August

1st September 2022
Hannes Louet-Feisser completed the first Round Ireland Windfoiler Circuit, supported by a shore team but usually completely in his own afloat
Hannes Louet-Feisser completed the first Round Ireland Windfoiler Circuit, supported by a shore team but usually completely in his own afloat

There have been some remarkable round Ireland circuits in extra-small and often unusual craft over the years, but a new standard has been set in 2022 by Hannes Louet-Feisser of Carlingford Lough, who completed the challenge – usually unaccompanied afloat – on a Windfoiler.

His longest day’s distance was 170kms, and he occasionally spent seven hours in the standing position “cruising” at speeds of up to 35kph, which indicates an exceptional level of core fitness and willpower for this 51-year-old veteran of the Irish board-sailing scene.

Hannes-Louet Feisser windfoiling into remote and rugged Portacloy in northwest Mayo, already two-thirds of the way into his lone round Ireland circuitHannes-Louet Feisser windfoiling into remote and rugged Portacloy in northwest Mayo, already two-thirds of the way into his lone round Ireland circuit

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