The Canadian Foiling Centre is a not-for-profit organization created in 2019 to promote and support foiling participation through courses and events. All foiling vessels are included in this vision – Kitefoiling Windfoilers, Wing foiling, foiling skiffs and foiling multi-hulls.
It is located in Kingston, Ontario, at the Kingston Yacht Club. With the reliable thermals and relatively low waves, Kingston is often referred to as the ‘freshwater sailing capital’.
Our current training boat is the F101 which provides new dinghy foilers of all ages with a safe, stable platform to learn to foil in as little as 8 knots of wind. Our instructor is certified to coach foiling through Provela in Spain and is working with Sail Canada to promote a foiling curriculum within the CAN Sail program.
The growing popularity of foiling can be seen in the growth of the Canadian WASZP fleet, the Kitefoiling explosion, and recreational wing foiling. Foiling has become a standard in many international sailing competitions such as the America’s Cup, Sail GP and the Vendee Globe. In the 2024 Olympics, 5 of the 10 sailing events will be foiling. Canada needs to introduce sailors to foiling and develop foilers who can continue to represent Canada on the world stage.
Whether through lessons on the F101, or through the clinics organized in FOILKingston, young and old sailors have the opportunity to experience the excitement of flying over the water.
There are several different courses available, namely:
F101 by arrangement
Try-to-Fly and Learn-to-Fly. Whichever course is right for you there will be an instructor and a coach boat with you. You will stay in communication with the instructor by head set and be able to view video footage to observe your progress. The F101 is designed for foiling solo but may be sailed with a crew, or \’two-up\’, for double-handed foiling. These courses or a demo can come to your location.
Pre-requisite ability: is confident helming a dinghy and can sheet to tiller hand proficiently
Recommended gear: wetsuit, dinghy boots, sailing gloves, dinghy PFD (Transport Canada, CCG approved)
Basic introduction to foiling.
The boat will be set up by instructor and transferred to you on water for your foiling fun.
Learn to launch, foil, and land. Over three days(15hours) you will learn foiling theory, and techniques to help you sustain flight and prepare to attempt more complex foiling maneuvers.
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