The Wild Bunch !

The Wild Bunch !
2014 Worlds in Bangor (Ireland)

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!

Monday, 5 January 2015

Happy New Year !

On behalf of IF18CA World Council, let me wish the best 2015 sailing season to all F18 sailors worldwide !

Best regards,

Olivier Bovyn
IF18CA President

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Formula 18 success in Finland

Formula 18 sailing took big steps in Finland during 2014 year. 
In January, Henri Bryk took over the charge of National Association Chair from Karri Heliö, the new board of members of the Finnish national association aiming to continue to develop formula 18 sailing in their country, to promote quality in their actions, in both racing and training, and being prepared to put more effort in training and coaching sessions.
Nearly 50 people are currently enjoying the two hull sailing in Finland, 10 Finnish teams being already pre-registered to enter 2015 Worlds in Kiel.
Finland will organize Nordics F18 in 2016, and is planning to apply  for hosting 2018 F18 Worlds.
At this moment, we want to address big thanks to previous members of board for the job done, and especially to Janne "Pasteur" Riihelä who was the "pioneer" of Finnish formula 18 sailing, wishing the new team the best success for the coming years.

You can follow Finnish F18 sailing in facebook,at

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

F18 Newsletter 12 - December 2014

International Formula 18 Catamaran Association

Newsletter N°12 - December 2014

Christmas Greetings to all F18 sailors and families.

We have experienced a very busy year where we have moved forward in many areas.

Worlds 2015

Jens and our German friends are leading the Worlds 2015 and early numbers look very encouraging. We are over 100 already and we may well match record numbers in 2015. We are meeting the Team shortly and will make the final arrangements and publish the NoR. We look forward to meeting many of you in Germany.