Following the lay-off for sports around the world, ICARUS Sports was back in action, getting involved with exciting events throughout August and September.
First port of call was the majestic Lake Silvaplana for Engadinwind, comprising of the iQFOil Europeans, Formula Foil Worlds and European Freestyle Pro Tour. Surrounded by the gorgeous Swiss landscape, the top windsurfers of the world descended upon the Swiss town to lock horns with each other. We then travelled to St Moritz, Switzerland – one of the world’s most established mountain destinations, for the unique Engadiner Sommerlauf in a ‘2020 Special Edition’.
These past months also saw furthering of our partnership with the Nautical Channel; sharing an unwavering passion for nautical sports and having enjoyed a fruitful partnership for the past seven years, we went one step further as ICARUS Sports was commissioned to produce several documentaries on the Nautical Channel’s behalf.
Next, we travelled to Austria for the Upper Austria Kitefoil Grand Prix, with the brand new Olympic format coming to Austria for the first time. It was the second major face-off in 2020 after the Individual European Championship in Puck, Poland. Then to Lake Attersee, where the 2020 Forward WIP 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 European Championships took place, as the sailing world elite, including many former Olympians, pit themselves against each other.
These months also saw us back on the tracks, with one of the biggest international rally raids that took place after the summer; bikes, ATV’s, SSV’s, cars and trucks competed over five days in the most beautiful areas of the North-West of Poland for the Rallye Breslau. We then partnered up with an exciting offshore event, the Korea Southern Coast Cup; starting from scenic Busan, stopping over at Tongyeong and finishing the journey at Yeosu.
Following an especially bold move in Olympic sailing, with the introduction of a new category, the Mixed Two Person Offshore Keelboat, we once again set sail for the Olympic sailing venue of 2024, Marseille, for the EUROSAF L30 European Championship. Subsequently, we were in Genoa for the EUROSAF Mixed Offshore European Championships.
We then went along a 104km long journey through two National parks of Northern Velebit and Paklenica in Croatia for the HIGHLANDER Velebit Croatia. Last port of call was the ORC Nationals in Thessaloniki, Greece
These are just a sign of what is to come, and we cannot wait to capture the passion and share the experience with sports fans around the world.