Foil Festival and German Championships

Four days of wingfoiling & feeling good on the Baltic Sea beach in Schönberg: Almost 12,000 visitors at the FOIL FESTIVAL and Open German Wingfoiling Championships.

Kiel/Schönberg, June 19, 2022 – For the second time, the Foil Festival and the German Wingfoiling Championships were successfully held in the Baltic Sea resort of Schönberg. Around 12,000 guests were able to watch the sporting competitions from 16 to 19 June and test the latest equipment from more than 40 exhibitors or simply enjoy the stage program as part of the “Test Festival”.

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Almost 60 athletes competed in the disciplines of surf slalom and surf freestyle in front of the pier in Schönberg in different age groups. The first competitions were held on Saturday and the new champions in surf slalom were determined. In the men’s category Yannik Holste from Hannover won the first place.
the first place. Last year’s winner Klaas Voget from Heikendorf, took second place. In the women’s category, as in the previous year, Jelena Duwe from Blekendorf won ahead of Maria Behrens from Lübeck.

After that, the German champions were determined in the discipline Freestyle, where maneuvers and jumps are involved. In the kids under 15 years Hubert Christhal (Plön) won ahead of Rokko Schneider (Strande). The youth champion under 19 years became Benjamin May (Bavaria) in front of Leo Klaus Schulze (Heikendorf).

Results
Surf-Slalom:
• German Champ Surf-Slalom Overall: Yannik Holste (Hannover)
• German Champ Surf-Slalom Overall: Jelena Duwe aus (Blekendorf)
• German Champ (over 40 years): Klaas Voget (Kiel)
• German Champ (over50 years): Jannis Blaesino
• German Champ (under 19 years) Leon Maethner (Kiel)
• Kids (under15 years): Peter Gobisch

Surf-Freestyle:
• German youth champ (under 19 years): Benjamin May
• Kids (unter 15 Jahre): Hubert Christahl (Plön)

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The special feature of WingFoiling is the combination of the underwater wing (Foil) and the wing (Wing), which catches the wind. Due to the low frictional resistance of the Foil, the sport, which will be presented for the first time in 2019, needs very little wind to show fascinating jumps, exciting races and spectacular wave rides. Visitors were able to see this for themselves – around 40 FoilingEquiment manufacturers offered their products for testing free of charge, which was very well received.

The newly offered Wing Foil taster courses were also enthusiastically received. Curious visitors were able to get out on the water themselves under professional guidance and discover this new trendy water sport for themselves. “What I found fascinating was the uncomplicated handling with the Wing and the feeling of being in tune with the wind,” says actor Sven Schmidke, after the taster course. “You can just let yourself be
just let the wind carry you.”
Even those who had come just to watch quickly warmed up on the festival grounds: on the show stage, exciting interviews with experts and athletes from the foil scene alternated with live performances by local bands. “Our concept was a complete success,” said a delighted Paul Peine from the organizer, Freiluft GmbH from Kiel. “An innovative, exciting sport to touch, good music and the unique atmosphere directly on the Baltic Sea beach were once again the perfect ingredients for a successful festival weekend. We would like to thank our partners – especially the Baltic Sea resort Schönberg, for the great realization of the festival.”

More info at : www.foilfestival.de

All top results

Slalom
Men Overall
1. Yannik Holste
2. Klaas Voget
3. Jannis Blaesino
Men Ü40
1. Klaas Voget
2. Sebastian Schacht
3. Thomas Michel
MenÜ50
1. Jannis Blaesino
2. Ingmar Maethner
3. Martin Oeser
Men U19
1. Leon Maethner
2. Lucas Matthes
3. Titus Zernial
MenU15
1. Peter Gobisch
2. Luca May
3. Hubert Christhal
Ladies
1. Jelena Duwe
2. Maria Behrens
3. Christina König
Freestyle
Men U19
1. Benjamin May
2. Leo Klaus Schulze
3. Leon Maethner
Men U15
1. Hubert Christahl
2. Rokko Schneider
3. Peter Gobisc