The Formula 18 U.S. Nationals 2015 started with a blast! Only 8 boats out of 28 entries made it to the finish. Windguts up to 29 knots remind us to some races at the F18 Worlds in Germany last summer. Sarah Newberry & atthew Whitehead are leading the pack, Johan Casey & Colin Page are in 2nd position followed by Olivier Pilon & Maxime Loiselle as 3rd. Michael Easton and Tripp Burd couldn’t make a fist on the first day when their rig dropped while sending it out to the race course. Robbie Daniel & Keenan Madewell have some serious damage after a collision with Guy Selsmeyer and had to do nightly repairs. Hopefully conditions will be a bit better today.
Night repairs on Robbie Daniel’s C2 after a collision during Day 1 of the 2015 Zhik F18 Americas on Charlotte Harbor. Day 2 tomorrow.
Posted by Charlotte Harbor Regatta on maandag 19 oktober 2015
Night repairs on Robbie Daniel’s C2 after a collision during Day 1
Video day 1 taken from the startboat
Sunday practice and Monday race (Videography by David Sussman)
Tough day on the Ronstan Sailing Rocket! Dropped the rig while sending it out to the race course for day one of the US F18 Nationals. Replacement stick is on the way, so our regatta restarts tomorrow!
Posted by Microwind Racing on maandag 19 oktober 2015
Michael Easton and Tripp Burd dropped the rig
- Newberry, Sarah/Whitehead, Matthew
- Casey, John H/Page, Colin
- Pilon, Olivier/Loiselle, Maxime
- Bouchier, Ian/Bouchier, Joe
- Carlson, Brent/Brown, Sean
- Marshack, Ken/McElwaney, Tucker
- Tetlow, Wayne/Tetlow, Matthew
- Toland, Blair/Chafee, Louisa
More photos and videos on the Charlotte Harbour Facebook page. Full results on the F18 US Nationals event website.