Teaming up with the Bristol Yacht Club & East Bay Sailing Foundation and Melges Performance Sailboats, SailGP is introducing foiling to the next generation. Its Foiling First initiative is an athlete development program created to “advance diversity and inclusion in the sport as it builds the first-ever professional pathway to foiling in the US.” The program was facilitated by U.S. SailGP athletes Jimmy Spithill, Rome Kirby, Andrew Campbell and Cooper Dressler.
“The other athletes and I couldn’t help but smile all day,” said Spithill. “When you see the next generation get their first taste of foiling, it takes us back to our first time taking off and flying above the water. We see this as starting to fill the American talent pool and we want to be sure we’re casting a wider net and help to advance inclusion and diversity in our sport.”
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