Wingfoil Racing: World Champions Paula Novotna and Mathis Ghio winners in Abu Dhabi

Paula Novotna and Mathis Ghio, the reigning Wingfoil Racing world champions, shone once again in Abu Dhabi, winning the first stage of the 2023 tour! This stage took place from March 15 to 19 on the spot of Al Mirfa Beach, and brought together the fastest wingfoilers on the planet, ready to do battle. 7 females and 16 males riders competed over 16 rounds, in an often light wind… Wind was conspicuous by its absence on the day of the Medals Series! The final classification was therefore based on the general classification of the first three days. Here are the results. For a more complete report and highlights videos, visit our article in French.

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  1. Paula Novtona (CZE)
  2. Karolina Kluszczynska (POL)
  3. Orane Ceris (FRA)
  4. Montse Sole Roses (ESP)
  5. Maddalena Maria Spanu (ITA)
  6. Kylie Belloeuvre (FRA)
  7. Margherita Barro (ITA)


  1. Mathis Ghio (FRA)
  2. Luca Franchi (ITA)
  3. Mateo Dussarps (FRA)
  4. Ernesto De Amicis (ITA)
  5. Riccard Zorzi (ITA)
  6. Nicolo Spanu (ITA)
  7. Alessandro Tomasi (ITA)
  8. Oscar Leclair (FRA)

Follow this link for the complete results and for each race. For the next Wingfoil Racing World Cup, go to Lake Garda in Italy! It will also be an event to qualify for the ANOC World Beach Games in Bali. So, from May 31 to June 4, head to Campione del Garda!

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