Stragiotti, Balewicz and Jankowska are Kitefoiling Youth World Champions

No racing on the final day of the A's Youth Foil Worlds means leaving the overall title with Gian Andrea Stragiotti of Switzerland.


  • Gian Andrea Stragiotti of Switzerland wins the Youth Foil overall and U17 class
  • Double Polish victory: Karolina Jankowska is female champion and Jakub Balewicz wins the U15 title

There wasn’t enough wind to get the Youth Foil U17 on the water today, so Gian Andrea Stragiotti of Switzerland was crowned the world champion ahead of last year’s winner from Poland, Jan Koszowski, with bronze also going to Poland, Jakub Balewicz. It was also a Polish success story in the female division, the title going to Karolina Jankowska. The Youth Foil class is less than two years old but it is growing all the time, providing a great entry-level opportunity for young riders who want to work their way through to the high-performance Formula Kite.

Torregrande delivered

Despite the light winds on the final day, Torregrande on the west coast of Sardinia delivered excellent foiling conditions throughout the competition. The Youth Foil calendar is getting busier.  Next events include the Grand Prix in Campione in June and the Europeans in Gizzeria in July.

A's YouthFoil U17
Gian Andrea Stragiotti   
Jan Koszowski  
3    FRA   
Enzo Louber  
A's YouthFoil U15
1 POL  
Jakub Balewicz  
Marcel Stepniewski  
3    ITA  
Julio Houze  
A's YouthFoil Female
Karolina Jankowska   
Maddalena Maria Spanu  
3    ESP   
Eider Berakoetxea Alba  
Full results: