Local Snipe sailor and videographer Vince Casalaina created this video of the West Marine US Open Sailing Series San Francisco iQFoil event on August 13-15. As Vince says, “I believe the segment tells a compelling story of how this six-part regatta and the ODP (Olympic Development Program) work together to develop young sailors into champions.” With iQFoils joining the 2024 Olympics in France, the weekend’s competitors worked hard to sharpen their skills in pursuit of an Olympic medal.
The video primarily looks at Alexander Temko and Brynn Muller in their quest to be named to the Junior Pan Am Games. As Alexander said, “It’s a blast sailing the iQFoil.” In this video, you can see why. We get interviews with several young competitors and cameos from older competitors who lined up to challenge the younger foilers. It includes the late-breaking news about JP Lattanzi of the Hawaii Kai Boat Club being selected to the Youth Worlds US sailing team.
Vince put this video together with a guest appearance from US Sailing executive director of Olympic Sailing Paul Cayard, and video footage from US Sailing and Xports Media.
It’s hard to believe that the current foiling craze began just eight years ago from a few hidden corners of the sailing world and rose to global prominence with the 2013 America’s Cup on San Francisco Bay.