The Wild Bunch !

The Wild Bunch !
2014 Worlds in Bangor (Ireland)

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Waterhouse/Goodall Australian F18 Champions 2015

From 23-26 January 2015 the Australian F18 Nationals was held at the Humpybong Yacht Club (Redcliffe- Quensland). This regatta was all about consistency, there were a number of sailors that had the potential to win races. Skippers Brad Collet (the current Australian A-class champion), Lachlan Gibson, Brett Burvill and Jason Waterhouse all challenged for the top spot. It wasn’t until mid-day 2 when the regatta turned into a two boat race between Jason Waterhouse/Brett Goodall and Brett Burvill/Ryan Duffield. After 12 exciting races Waterhouse/Goodall were crowned as the new Australian F18 Champions 2015.

French Formula 18 teaser online

The French F18 Class Association is working on their website and will be online soon. In the meantime you can watch a spectaculair Formula 18 teaser!

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

First charters available for F18 Worlds 2015 - Germany

Nacra Sailing announced that they'll have charters available for the F18 Worlds 2015 in Kiel (Germany). We hope this deal makes it easier for (especially overseas) teams to come over to Germany to join this great event! There are some conditions to this charter deal, please see below the explanation, terms & conditions.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

F18 Calendar 2015 online

Several NCA's have provided their events for 2015. All events have been added to the overall F18 calendar on the website. If your events are not on the calendar yet, please provide them to us and we'll add them.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

F18 Newsletter n°13 - January 2015

International Formula 18 Catamaran Association
Newsletter No13.
January 2015.
New Years’ Greetings to all F18 sailors and families.

Financial Report

We thank all NCA’s who have responded so well and send their “subs” in on time. This has enabled Olivier and Eric (our Treasurer) to get the work done and DRAFT figures for 2014 are already produced. We were sorry to have to announce the postponement of the 24th January Council due to only three NCA’s agreeing to attend, but it is so much better to work after 31st December when all the subscriptions have been received than to try and work with “expected figures”. We suggest that we hold the Winter Council in January in future.
Full financial results for 2014 and DRAFT budget for 2015 will be with Council very soon. Again we thank Olivier and Eric for their detailed and timely approach to these tasks.


Bas Paumen new Chairman F18 Netherlands

On Sunday January 11th 2015 the Dutch NCA choose their new Dutch Formula 18 Class Chairman. After two years Mischa Heemskerk passed on his presidency to Bas Paumen. A few words from Bas Paumen:

The Dutch F18 class has historically always been one of the largest and strongest fleets in the world. Delivering multiple World Champions. But last couple of years we have seen some change, after many very good years with many sponsors and great inflow of high quality sailors from other classes, The last two years it was less crowded with boats on the national regatta’s and we have seen more outflow to new other catamaran classes.

The F18 class is still the biggest class in the Netherlands with the best competition. But to keep this great class alive, we need to refocus on what makes this such a great class. So we can grow again and keep offering the best possible racing, the best knowledge sharing and the most fun!

We need to harness the energy within the class and fix some basics. So with a revived team we will bring new energy in to the class, because we know it still is the best boat, with the best competition, with the most fun! I’m very pleased that the class has chosen me lead this process.

Personally I’m sailing in the class since 2007, I’ve always been an amateur, always enjoyed the high level of racing, the spectacular sailing, and the great open atmosphere between the sailors, something I think is quite unique in the sailing world. The F18 is such a cool boat, that everybody needs to experience this once, to become hooked for life.

See you all on the water!

Bas Paumen

We wish Bas Paumen and his staff all the best in their new position for the next years!