The Wild Bunch !

The Wild Bunch !
2014 Worlds in Bangor (Ireland)

Thursday, 23 April 2015

F18 Worlds 2015 - Last free spots available

There are still a few spots left! Make sure you get a good deal: the entry fee is still 250 per boat (under 23 it's just 150), but this offer ends on April 30th. Make sure you sign up in time and be part of the biggest Formula 18 Worlds ever!

No less then 25 countries signed up for this edition and it will be a great event. Make sure you book your accomodation in time or stay among the other sailors at the campsite. All details can be found in the final Notice of Race.

The registration form can be found here on the event website.

Monday, 20 April 2015

Spectacular start of Dutch Formula 18 season

On 18-19th of April the Dutch Formula 18 catamaran sailors had their first F18 class event of 2015. Ideal conditions: 15-20 knots of breeze, sunshine and 25 boats ready for four spectaculair races on the fresh water lake near Muiderzand. We witnessed a nice battle between former Round Texel champions Oscar Zeekant & Charlie Begemann vs. Jorden Veenman & Frank de Waard. In the end it were Zeekant/Begemann who claimed the overall victory with 3 first places. Unfortunately, no races were held on Sunday due to lack of wind.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

A few slots left for the Stockholm Archipelago Raid

Already 27 teams from 7 different countries have registered for the Stockholm Archipelago Raid from 27th – 30th of August 2015.

The level of the sailors is very good and includes top sailors like Carolijn Brouwer (NED), Darren Bundock (AUS) and William Sunnucks (UK). The competition is better than ever and it will take great boat handling, tactics and navigation to be among the top ten teams...

Would you like to be One of them? Sign up asap...

Impression of 2012 edition


For more info about the event and how to sign up, please check the website: www.stockholmarchipelagoraid.com

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Holland prepares for their first F18 Class Event (18-19 April)

Traditional the Dutch Formula 18 Class start their season with the 'Spring Cup'. Every Sunday in April an enthusiastic group of sailors is tuning their boats and see where they stand in 2015. In the 3rd weekend of April (18th-19th) they organize their first F18 Class Event. This time they have some special guests: Olivier Bovyn (F18 Chair) and Don Findlay (F18 Secretary) will watch them in Muiderzand on Saturday.

Last weekend it were Jacob & Babette den Houting who dominated the course. This weekend Rik Duinmeijer & Corstiaan Alessie took over the lead. But.... Ad & Maarten Noordzij have been visible in top 3 positions both weekends and will be 'on a mission' next week: only 9 points difference in the top 3 ranking for the Spring Cup 2015. The weather predictions are looking good (now): A sunny weekend with 10-12 knots of breeze. 

Full results of the Spring Cup can be found here.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

F18 Spring Collection 2015 online!

The new F18 Spring Collection is online now! Make sure you'll get your new gear in time for the 'catwalk' in Germany. The new collection can be found at the Official F18 Merchandise Webshop.

Friday, 13 March 2015

F18 Newsletter March 2015

Dear sailors,

Don Findlay has been working hard on the newsletter and it's available now! Some very important things in this month edition: F18 Worlds 2015 quotas, results of the electronic voting, coaching program, sailors dinner, website changes, F18 rules, and much more.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Italian F18 Nationals 2015 now open for registration


From Friday 29th of May till Tuesday 2nd of June 2015 the Italian F18 Nationals will be held. In the nice waters near Grosseto you’ll have four days of competitive racing in sunny and warm conditions, not to forget the great Italian food they’ll serve you. If you’ve been sailing the F18 Worlds in 2013 you know what to expect!