Foiling Dinghies ♆ 69F Project

69F sailing project is the full-immersion experience into the foiling and the future of dinghy sailing.

Founded in 2018 in Verona (Italy), the 69F project is a result of collaboration between sailors, athletes, managers and communicators who believe in the future of sailing hydrofoil. The 69F team is currently working on developing an innovative and sustainable one design foiling monohull racing boats’ circuit and a sailing academy suitable for sailors at all levels, with the aim of providing the ultimate foiling experience.

Persico 69F is a unique one-design (OD) full carbon prepreg boat built by renowned shipyard Persico Marine.

Prepreg carbon construction guarantees a lightweight and high-quality build with carbon, aluminium and steel moulds that ensure that the hull, and all OD components, are identical.

Each assembled boat and its parts come with compliance certificates that list checks carried out during every construction phase by QI Composites, a famed laboratory for non-destructive testing in the field of motorsport and sailing.

The boat is 6.90 m long, 2.1 m wide (3.58 m rack to rack), has a 1.70 m draught. It is equipped with a fully battened square-top mainsail, a fully battened jib and a gennaker totalling a sail area of 69 m2 (39 m2 upwind) with only 380 kg all-up weight.

RFID tags are laminated into each individual component, ensuring that measurement checks can be carried out with special devices and without measurements. This guarantees the strict maintenance of 69F OD rules.

To secure the one-design concept and to keep it consistent with the racing guidelines, the fleet is constantly checked to guarantee that each racing boat remains identical in terms of equipment and set-up following the Perisco 69F class Rules.

No adjustments of any kind are permitted (shrouds and forestay tension, hiking straps, etc.).
Identical one-design sails are provided by the class.

Perisco Marine also runs 69F sailing academy with advanced and tailor-made courses are also available for expert sailors, kite foilers or moth racers to focus on training ahead of the regattas

Envisioned by one of the most famous foilers in the world, Olympic medallist Santi Lange, the Academy is an unmissable opportunity for amateurs to learn foiling techniques from scratch.

69F YFGC Torbole, The Fourth 69F YFGC 13 August, 2022 Β©Kevin Rio / 69F media

There are various formulas one can choose from, which are either linked to the 69F Cup/ YFGC events or held at other times of the year. Packages can be bought for one day, three days or for a weekly β€œpass” and include lessons at sea, classes on theory and techniques Santi Lange’s techniques and will be supported by professional sailors and expert shore teams.

The Academy is located in Malcesine, on Lake Garda. It is open throughout the year, except during the 69F CUP/ YFGC races and when the foiling Academy transfers to the Clubs hosting the regattas one week before the races.

On land, Team 69F offers high-quality hospitality and accompanying events to complete your full-immersion experience into the future of sailing.

Check official 69F Sailing website for more information.