The best F18 sailors and fastest boats were ready to show what they could do at Formula 18 & 49er Chuck Norris Ranking on June 11-12. After phenomenal racing on Saturday with many capsizes and close by pitchpoles, the wind took a while to co-operate on Sunday. The victory went to Ida Voutilainen and Henri Bryk. Second place for Juha Haanperä and Eppu Särki and third place Eeva Reittilä, Fabian Björk and Otto Reittilä.
“We are happy with the result because our series was about being consistent in all conditions“, Ida tells. “The lessons from this event are for us to trust our speed and our decisions on the race course. We know what we are doing is working, now we need to keep the momentum going.” Skipper Otto Reittilä adds: “The race today was a tough battle in front of some really impressive sailors. I’m pleased we were able to put on a race for everyone who turned up as the fans here in Helsinki have been awesome.”
“We’ve been working hard to improve our performance… Saturday was a good day and we take a lot of confidence from that.” said Eppu Kärki from Team Low Maintenance Girlfriend. Next up is Finnish Formula 18 championship in Helsinki hosted by FSRO – Finnish Sail Racing Organisation r.y!
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