A timeline of key events
Australian Olympian Dan Noonan testing an early foil prototype (2017)
November – The first trials of concept conducted
December – AIS notified of findings and test samples supplied
January–May – Product development and testing
May – Product and Concept trials by RowUK and RowingNews
June – Commercial product availability announced in Australia
July – first testing of Randallfoils in GPS rowing by St Ignatius College (Riverview)
October – First round of independent scientific tests conducted in the UK by Valery Klashnev of BioRow with 4.5 % speed increase achieved
November – Second series of RANDALLfoil’s available in ‘wearex’ plastic
January – ROWING AUSTRALIA Trials begin
March – Application for Certification submitted to FISA
April – Rowing WA officially approves the RANDALLfoil for state-based racing.
May – Rowing Australia grants certification for all Australian Regatta’s
– First ‘Gold’ achieved at the NSW Masters Championship (MMCX2)
June – Henley Royal Regatta Stewards grant approval for use at 2018 Regatta
August – FISA grant approval for use at all World Rowing events.
November – RANDALLfoil design presented at the 2018 Sports Medicine and Science Conference, Berlin (link here to presentation)
August – Martino Goretti of Italy is the first to use the design at an international regatta.
– Martino Goretti of Italy becomes World Champion LMX1 using RANDALLfoils
November – Cited in book ICE, FIRE and Physics by Dr Rebecca C. Thompson which looks at the earthly and magical science of the Game of Thrones (https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/fire-ice-and-physics)
January – Braca Sport offer RANDALLfoils pre-installed