The Wild Bunch !

The Wild Bunch !
2013 Worlds in Marina di Grosseto

Friday, 31 October 2014

F18 Newsletter 11 - October 2014

Winter Council Meeting
The Winter Council Meeting will be held on 24th January 2015 in the Offices of FFV, 17 rue Henri Bocquillon, Paris 75015. It has been agreed to hold the meeting later than usual, as more details of the financial situation can be prepared. I have already asked Council Members for agenda items, and I will get the DRAFT agenda out by mid November and then final agenda by mid December to comply with IF18CA Constitution. Would all National Class Associations (NCA’s) wishing to put forward proposals please use the standard form, Current rule (situation), Reasons for change, and Proposal and send them to me by Mid November. 

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

PRE-ORDER NOW: The official F18 Calendar 2015

We have just launched the Official F18 Calendar, with stunning images provided by Jasper van Staveren

You can Pre-Order the calendar now at for £10.20 with free worldwide delivery - the deadline for orders is 30th November 2014.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Nice report by the local TV station of the ZHIK F18 US Nationals


ZHIK F18 US Nationals 2014: Mike Easton and Tripp Burd new Champs

On Friday 24th October 2014 we know the new F18 US Champions: Mike Easton and Tripp Burd. It wasn’t an easy job for them, they were challenged by a group of very worthy competitors whole week. In the end they showed an incredible skill and walked away with the top award. The Argentinian team of Cruz Gonzalez Smith and Mariano Heuser did an excellent job: They scored the best result by an Argentina F18 team ever in a foreign country. John Casey and Colin Page, who sailed their first regatta together, became third.

Friday, 24 October 2014

ZHIK F18 US Nationals 2014: Roll the dices

On Thursday the F18 sailors had ‘a day off’. After five though races on Wednesday with 18+ knots they had had to deal with 4-6 knots conditions today. The first race was held in a dying breeze going from about 8 knots to 4 by the end. The PRO, Mark Foster, held off on the second race for about an hour and a half until the breeze just nudged over 5 knots. The breeze lighted towards the end of the race and the PRO put in another half hour hold until finally the sea breeze filled in giving the sailors a fun final race. Easton/Burd (USA) maintained their lead, Smith/Heuser (Argentina) hold on to second while Casey/Page (USA) hold a solid third.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

ZHIK US F18 Nationals 2014 on fire!

Tuesday races F18 US Nationals 21-10-2014-1606On Tuesday the weather was totally different compared to Monday. Sun, 15+ knots of breeze… perfect for a day of Formula 18 sailing! The Race Committee managed to pull off four races. At the end of the day the wind was building and peaked to 18 knots. Michael Easton and Tripp Burd are still leading the pack. There are two ties in points: Casey/Page and the Argies Smith/Heuser are three points behind the leaders. Tomko/Atwood and the F18 World Champions Larsen/Van West are 9 points behind.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

F18 Raid Noir - The hunt for Red October‏

This weekend the Swedish F18 sailors had their final race for the season - Raid Noir. This years’ edition was the best ever from a sailing perspective, but what everyone will remember is the presence of the Swedish Navy in hunt for the presumed Russian submarine.