The UK Formula 18 Nationals 2015, hosted by SCYC in the idilic Abersoch, was a sparkling success! Three fantastic days all totally different and testing in differing ways. Simon Northrop & Josh O’Brien were crowned on Sunday as new U.K. Champs 2015.
Day one saw sparkling 10-12 knots, day two racing delayed until late afternoon with shifty 4-7 knots and day three (big Sunday) saw 19-25 knots with wind over tide in race 8 and spectacular downwind legs leaving sailors wanting more more more…
Many whoops, giggles and “yee haaa”s were heard as boats crossed the finish line. A very big well done to Simon and Josh! They didn’t have an easy task in being consistent in the mix of conditions and tough opposition but nevertheless came out on top to become F18 National Champions.
|Series Place||Sail No||Helm||Crew||Club||Series Points|
|1||51||Simon Northrop||Josh O’Brien||Minnis Bay SC||14|
|2||500||Luke Yeates||Oli Egan||Weston SC||19|
|3||503||Matt Young||Simon Farren||Minnis Bay SC||19|
|4||1828||Grant Piggott||Adam Kay||Weston SC||21|
|5||47||John Worthington||Sebastien Greber||Dee SC||23|
|6||501||W Sunnucks||Freddie White||BSC||25|
|7||1511||Paul Wakelin||Oli Greber||Mumbles YC||29|
|8||1234||David White||Aarron Reynolds||TBYC||30|
|9||1577||Tim Neal||Bob Fry||Parkstone YC||38|
|10||1825||Simon Flack||Neil Green||Baal||54|
|11||311||John Tuckwell||Chelsea Furber||Bala||64|
|12||29||Ghislaine Melaine||Hugo Sunnucks||Whitstable YC||67|
|14||695||Alex Reilly||Oliver Bond||Weston SC||75|
|15||5||Ian Dudley||Adam Jones||Bala||86|
|16||1495||Pete Jones||Huw Pugh||87|
|17||16||Steve Leonard||Suzanne Zwaanswijk||TMSC||89|
|18||545||James Miller||Jonny Harris||Dee SC||103|
|19||8||John Hickman||Stephen McGrath||Bala||106|
Full results can be found here.
Photo credit: Jon Worthington