The Wild Bunch !

The Wild Bunch !
2013 Worlds in Marina di Grosseto

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

F18 Australian Nationals - 23-26 January 2015

At the Humpybong Yacht Club  the Australian Formula 18 Catamaran Nationals 2015 will be hosted from 23-26 January 2015. In conjunction with their club sponsor, the Belvedere Hotel, they plan on delivering a regatta they will remember for years to come!

Registration will commence on Thursday 22nd January 2015, with approximately 25-30 boats expected, with some travelling from as far away as Tasmania, and Hong Kong. With 12 races planned across 4 days over the Australia Day long weekend this promises to be an exciting event.

More info about the event, check, bookmark and like the event website and the F18 Australian Facebook page.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Smith & Heuser crowned as F18 Argentina National Champions 2014

From 22th till 24th November the Argentina Nationals 2014 were held. After 8 races it was decided that Cruz Gonzalez Smith and Mariano Heuser are the new Argentina Champions 2014. The last day had to be cancelled because of stormy weather & lightnings. Just only one month ago they were showing their skills at the Zhik F18 U.S. Nationals 2014 and became 2nd overall. We all know that wasn't a coincidence. Argentina has a super competative, active and growing Formula 18 fleet and seems to do everything to win their home match in 2016 as host of the Formula 18 Worlds (Buenos Aires).

Israel prepairs to start Formula 18 Nat. Class Association

Recently the F18 International board received a message from Israel with questions about starting their own National Class Association. In Isreal there are already around fifteen Formula 18 catamarans and numbers are still growing.

In 2014 they organized their Achziv Regatta for the 13th time. Have a look at the video wrap-up of this event. About 50 catamarans participating each year!



Lagraviere/Jarlegan win 7th edition St. Barth Cata Cup 2014


The 7th edition of the St-Barth Cata Cup has their new champions. Morgan Lagraviere and Arnaud Jarlegan won this edition with a near-perfect regatta. There were only two points between the mand the previous winners Franck Cammas/Matthieu Vandame. Billy Besson and Marie Riou have been in the top 5 all week and ended in 3rd place overal.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Capsizing makes the difference - Day 3 St. Barth Cata Cup 2014


The race on Saturday at the St-Barth Cata Cup was much more difficult then the previous days. The first and only race of the day, from St-Jean Bay with a race around the Toc-Verts and Bonhomme islands, was postponed till 2 p.m. due to 30 knots of breeze. During the whole race there has been a fight between Morgan Lagraviere/Arnaud Jarlegan and Franck Cammas/Matthieu Vandame. At the end of the race a capsize by Cammas/Vandame gave Lagraviere/Jarlegan a free passage to the finishline. Frédéric Duthil/Frédéric Moreau finished in 3rd place.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Day 2 St. Barth Cata Cup 2014 - French F18 sailors on fire


On the second day of the St Barth Cata Cup the French Formula 18 sailors were on fire. Morgan Lagraviere and Arnaud Jarlegan have been battling all day with Franck Cammas and Matthew Vandame. Both teams scored a bullet and 2nd place, but Lagraviere/ Jarlegan won the overall day prize. Billy Besson and Marie Riou had a good day with two 4th places on Friday and became 3rd.