Run on water-Windsurfing 4 Amputees, the world's first and only project that brings prosthesis wearers and physically disabled to the sport of windsurfing, will attend this year with Adaptive Windsurfing the Italian Slalom in Torbole.
The second leg of the Slalom Italian Championship 2018, titled 23rd Trophy Paul Nader and valid also as Zonal Championship AICW XIV area, will take place Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 may the alto Garda at the Circolo Surf Torbole.
With Adaptive Windsurfing the prosthesis and the disabled can participate, for the first time in the world, in a League. From this year all disabled people with the necessary technical level and regularly Club member category FIV (Italian Sailing Federation) and AICW (Italian Classes Windsurfing Association) will compete in various classes, racing along with all the other athletes and competition ending will have an official classification dedicated.
In 2014, with the founding of the amateur sports association "Action 4 Amputees“, Francesco Favettini, instructor level I Instructor FIV and Windsurfing sailboards and SUP VDWS, created the social project “Run on water … Windsurfing 4 Amputees!“, the first project in the world that approaches prosthesis wearers to the sport of windsurfing, today expanded to all physical disabilities. During the 15 Internship organized in different places in Italy have risen on the boards over 40 guys with various types of implants and disability. Thanks to the amazing results obtained and modifying the technical and teaching, the 90% of the kids who participated in internships in Italy has managed to navigate.
From may 2017 Francis Faiza opened in Porto Pollo (Palau, Sardinia), one of the European capitals of windsurfing, the "2 Sides Porto Pollo Water Sports Center"where anyone is bearer of physical disabilities can learn this great sport for free and that, Thanks to the activities of members, will support the institutional activities reserved to world Adaptive. During the Windfestival of Diano Marina in 2016 the first race was held in the world for disabled people, with the participation of ten athletes who were awarded the champion Alessandra Sensini (4 Olympic medals in windsurfing). The second race was staged last 2 October always on the occasion of the Windfestival of Diano Marina.
"To further enhance the sailing experience" – Francis says Faiza – "we have equipped our boards of new device Ido Innovation that allows the wing not to fall into the water by facilitating learning for those with balance problems. Also we will make available to all amputees new prosthetic College Park Industries, specially designed for sports and more stable and comfortable than normal and the new version of Kingii Wearable, the smaller the world's flotation device: you bring the wrist watch, It is reusable and can deploy in just two seconds a self inflating pillow can offer 57 Additional buoyancy and Newton keep afloat a person 130 Kg, decisive assistance in case of difficulty. ".
Kingii and social project Run on water
Kingii Wearable from 2016 is the Water Safety Partner Run on water – Windsurfing 4 Amputees, adding to the windsurfing also practices of SUP, Kite surfing and kayaking. Run on water, specific training and equipment by means of a protocol adapted, lower limb prosthesis wearers teaches to ride in freedom (and safety!) the waves on the windsurfing.
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