Wingfoil replacing kitefoil at ANOC World Beach Games Bali 2023 !

The Association of National Olympic Committees ANOC, with the National Olympic Commitee of Indonesia and the World Sailing confirmed that Wingfoil will be added to the ANOC World Beach Games Bali 2023, replacing Kitefoil on the programme, on 5-15 August 2023.

Photo: IWSA Media / Tristano Vacondio – Sabfoil Wingfoil Racing World Cup & Open European Championships on Lake Garda, qualifying event for ANOC World Beach Games 2023

As the official communicate says : “Following a review of the venue and the weather conditions during the recent International Federation (IF) Technical Delegate (TD) meeting in Bali, a change from Kiteboard to Wingfoil was deemed necessary in order to ensure a successful competition. Wingfoil is a fast-growing area of the sport and the ANOC World Beach Games and Bali will provide an excellent showcase for this thrilling discipline.”

The Qualification System for Wingfoil at Bali 2023 has been published and can be found here. A total of 40 athletes (20 male and 20 female) will compete in the sport at Bali 2023. In each gender, 18 will qualify via qualification places with one place reserved for the host country and one invitation place. The maximum of 2 women and 2 men will be allowed per National Olympics Commitees.

The 18 qualification places will be split across three pathways:

  1. the top six ranked athletes on the 2022 Wingfoil Racing World Cup standings as of 1 January 2023
  2. the highest ranked athlete not yet qualified in each of the six Continental Qualification events
  3. the six highest ranked athletes on the AWBG World Qualifier event who have not yet qualified through the two pathways above

The qualification period for Wingfoil will conclude on 5 June 2023.

For more informations on ANOC World Beach Games Bali 2023 :
TotalWing Event / Official Website

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