The beginning of a new era
The Israeli team just held their fest ever iQFOiL event and it will be one to remember. For the first time in the world, we saw a field of iQFOiL racers on the start line in what looked like ideal conditions.
The event took place at the Sdot Yam sailing club to launch the Israeli campaign for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
The riders were thrilled using their new gear. The first day was tough with 20 knots of wind with everyone riding on the foil. The second day brought light winds, but everyone enjoyed the conditions completing a total of 8 races in two days.
Photos by Uri Magnus/Moshe Menagen Photography
13 riders were racing in the men’s division and 5 in the women division.
The younger riders were showing great talent on the foil winning both men and women divisions and leaving the Olympic team members behind.
Results men’s division:
1st – Roi Hilel , Sdot Yam Sailing Club , age 17
2nd – Yoav Cohen , Sdot Yam Sailing Club , age 21
3rd – Yoav Omer , Sdot Yam Sailing Club , age 21
Results women’s division
1st – Daniela Peleg , Sdot Yam Sailing Club, age 15
2nd – Maya Morris , Sdot Yam Sailing Club , age 21
3rd – Naama Gazit . Haifa Sailing Club , age 21
Check out the great video and images below.
Report by Or Frydman,