Sailing Fanatics! Red Bull Foiling Generation is Back

Written by Mariah Hoefle
November 5, 2018

After a yearlong break, the globe’s top youth sailing competition is back! Red Bull Foiling Generation is the world’s most physically demanding youth hydrofoil race- and this year the United States qualifiers and World Cup will take place in Miami. This regatta gives talented young sailors between the ages 16-20 the opportunity to qualify for the World Cup and be trained for the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup for competitor’s ages 19-25, held in 2019. This is the hunt for the world’s top youth sailors. Ready for the thrill? The best seat on the water is with Boatsetter– rent your private boat today!

Who, What, When?

This autumn, join these young individuals in the unpredictable choppy waters of South Florida for back-to-back weekends of intense hydrofoil sailing. The United States Qualifiers will take place after 5 global stops in France, New Zealand, Netherlands, Switzerland, and Austria in Miami’s own Biscayne Bay on November 2-04, 2018. But that’s not all, for the first time ever the Red Bull Foiling Generation World Final will take place in Miami, FL the following weekend of November 9-11, 2018. These young competitive sailors will go through a series of heats on a custom race course, helming identical catamarans with distinct colors until one team comes out victorious and moves on to represent their country in the World Cup the following weekend.

This year’s race consists of two-person teams racing 18’ foot Flying Phantoms, a multihull catamaran capable of reaching high speeds. These Flying Phantoms can go as fast as 35 knots (40mph) and can lift above the water using hydrofoil technology. This is absolutely one of the riskiest and more demanding forms of sailing; it takes unequivocal skill and extreme mental and physical strength to be able to compete at this level. Spectators are guaranteed weekends filled with wipeouts, fast breaks, and comebacks whether you’re watching from land or out at sea.

Watch on the Water with Boatsetter!

Interested in watching this year’s Red Bull Foiling Generation? There is no better way to watch this year’s competition than out on the same waters where the race is being held.

No boat? No Problem! You can rent one from, The #1 Boat Rental Community. Whether you want a sailboat or a yacht for the whole family, Boatsetter has you covered. Don’t want to worry about the hassle of navigating the boat? That’s no problem, Boatsetter will set you up with a United States Coast Guard Licensed Captain to give you the freedom to kick back with a cocktail and watch the sailboats go round and round!

Whether you want a 60’ foot motor yacht to enjoy the race with your extended family or a small deck boat that seats 10 people without a captain, Boatsettercan guarantee that this year’s Red Bull Foiling Generation is one that you will never forget.

Who will overcome the odds and represent their country in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup? Rent a boat with Boatsetter for your front row seat!

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