Gurit Supports Foiling Community

Zürich, (PresseBox) - Gurit, a worldwide leader in advanced composite engineering and materials, is pleased to announce sponsorship of the 2016 Foiling Week™ Forum at Lake Garda, Italy, and Newport, RI, U.S.A.

Looking back on more than 35 years of heritage and pedigree in the marine industry, Gurit has always been at the forefront of innovation, quality and service to the marine industry. Over the course of the years, dozens of award-winning, competition-successful vessels have been engineered by the Company`s dedicated and passionate naval architects and engineers and built from its proven and trusted advanced composite materials.

The Foiling Week™ is a unique event that creates an opportunity for the best foiling regatta sailors to share knowledge and information with designers, builders and technicians to accelerate the development process of foiling and to enable growth for the foiling community. Sponsorship of the Foiling Week™ Forum thus is a perfect match for Gurit`s endeavours to create and support top-notch developments in the marine industry.

The 2016 Forum at Lake Garda features an impressive line-up of speakers, including Franck Cammas (Team France, Americas Cup) and Mario Caponnetto (AC Land Rover BAR Team). Paolo Manganelli, Senior Engineer Gurit Composite Engineering, will speak about “Foiling Boat Structures: Technical Challenges and Developments” on Saturday, July 9, 2016.

Foiling Week™ will also see the debut of the FX project from Stiletto, the launch of Voilavion Cat and the race debut of the monohull design Waszp.

Foiling Week™ takes place in Malcesine, Italy, from July 7th to 10th, 2016. To review the full program, please visit

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Gurit Holding AG

The companies of Gurit Holding AG, Wattwil/Switzerland, (SIX Swiss Exchange: GUR) are specialized on the development and manufacture of advanced composite materials, related technologies and select finished parts and components. The comprehensive product range comprises fiber reinforced prepregs, structural core products, gel coats, adhesives, resins and consumables. Gurit supplies global growth markets with composite materials on the one hand and composite tooling equipment, structural engineering and select finished parts on the other. The global Group has production sites and offices in Switzerland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, the U.K., Canada, the U.S.A., Brazil, Ecuador, Australia, New Zealand, India and China. For more information, please visit or sign-up for email alerts at

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