Venue & Hosting Club :
POOLE'S BAY, Dorset, UK
15 to 20 July 2001
Parkstone Yacht Club : http://www.parkstoneyc.co.uk
Jean-Louis FABRY, IJ, (FRA), Chairman
Don ANDREWS, IJ (GBR), Member
Peter COPPER, IJ, (NED), Member
Michael GUNTSCH, IJ, (GER), Member
Robert MILNER, IJ, (GBR), Member
Principal Race Officer
Ray PAGE, Parkstone YC
SECOND WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP REPORT (extract from the annual IF18 Class report) :
The second World Championship has been sailed in Poole, Dorset, UK, from 14 to 20 July, in various weather conditions. Parkstone YC did his best to provide a great event. Thanks to Phil Cotton and all the UK F18 friends involved in the organisation.
Almost 90 crews, including numerous top Tornado sailors, (interested in learning the way to use a spi on a cat !) entered the event, coming from 10 nations.
As usual, Mitch Booth, Silver Medallist in Savannah, and his crew Herbert Dercksen, sailing a Hobie Tiger, got a second title of F18 World Champion, followed by the Mourniac brothers, members of the French National Tornado team, sailing a Cirrus, who finished once again at the second place, but closer to the lead than ever.
As in 2000, it is important for the concept, the spirit and the future of the class to underline once more the various type of efficient designs affordable on the market : four different platforms within the top five ranked crews of the Gold fleet : the Hobie Tiger, the Cirrus, the new Nacra, and the Mystere Twister.
To notice the rank of twelve of the first mixed crew Yves Loday/Elodie Lesaffre, sailing a Dart Hawk.
FORMULA 18 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP REPORT (extract from the Parkstone YC Website)
The F18 World Championship, hosted by Parkstone Yacht Club, got under way on Sunday 15th July and racing will continue until Thursday 19th July. With an entry of over 85 boats, the competitors from France, Holland, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Australia as well as the UK include some of the top names in sailing - Olympians as well as World Champions. The competition promises to be tough right down the Fleet.
At the Official Reception on Saturday evening, Parkstone Yacht Club Commodore, Mrs. Mary Reddyhoff, greeted competitors and distinguished guests in English as well as French. She thanked the Event's Sponsors and wished everyone a good week's sailing. She presented M.Olivier Bovyn President of the F18 Class, with a silver Cup to be raced for annually at the World Championships.
The Organisers having agreed to a request from the competitors that, as the entry was under 100, the boats will race as a single Fleet. Thus eliminating the need for qualifying (seeding) races on Monday and Tuesday and all races will now count towards the Championship.
|1||Mitch BOOTH||Herbert DERCKSEN||NED||Tiger|
|2||Jean-Christophe MOURNIAC||Philippe MOURNIAC||FRA||Cirrus|
|3||Billy BESSON||Arnaud JARLEGAN||FRA||Tiger|
|4||Darren BUNDOCK||Eddie POOL||AUS||Inter 2|
|5||Rob WILSON||Will HOWDEN||GBR||Tiger|
|6||Emmanuel BOULOGNE||Vincent BOULOGNE||FRA||Cirrus|
|7||Gavin COLBY||Dan CORLETT||AUS||Tiger|
|8||Yann GUICHARD||Christophe ESPAGNON||FRA||Twister|
|9||Gunnar LARSEN||Gerhard Van GEEST||NED||Inter 2|
|10||Frederic Le PEUTREC||Philippe NEIRAS||FRA||Alado|