Photo: Franck Gicquiaud - www.littoral-ouest-photos.com - Pim and Mitch owning the start at Eurocat 2010.
www.f18europeantour.com A good initiative by the Europeans F18 Associations. A tour comprised of 13 events, mostly country Nats and of course the Eurocat. Rankings by event and incentives for many categories.
The Formula 18 European Tour has been established to promote racing and travelling of the F18 Class around Europe. With 13 events organised in 10 countries throughout Europe the Tour hopes to being a new level of international competition and travelling to the class, as well as establishing a competitive European Ranking for both helms and crews.
The purpose of the F18 European Tour is to:
encourage international participation in major European events.
raise the standard of competition in the class.
recognise the best performing teams.
The 2012 F18 European Tour is made up of the 13 regattas, spread across 10 countries, as outlined in the Rules and Prescriptions.
Sailors competing in any of these events are automatically entered in the Tour, with their best 3 results taken for their overall score.
Points for each event are awarded for both the position in the event, and on the size of the event. In short:
Winning a 20 boat event is worth 100 points
Winning a 160 boat event is worth 200 points
Points for different sized events are evenly distributed between these.
All sailors attending any event will be awarded 20 points
Points awarded for each place in a regatta are also evenly distributed.
- EuroCat Carnac, France 28 April - 01 May
- North Sea Regatta Scheveningen, Netherlands 26 - 28 May
- Riva Del Garda Regatta Lake Garda, Italy 02 -03 June
- Travemunde Week Travemunde, Germany 26 - 29 July
- Swedish Nationals Stockholm, Sweden 17 - 19 August
- Italian Nationals Grosetto, Italy 23 to 26 August
- UK Nationals Minnis Bay, UK 31 Aug - 02 Sept
- Nordik Championship Helsinki, Finland 06 - 09 Sept
- Hungarian Nationals Balatonfured, Hungary 18 - 23 Sept
- Dutch Nationals Zandvoort, Netherlands 22 - 23 Sept
- Duc d'Albe Hyeres, France 23 - 24 Sept
- Belgian Nationals Knokke Heist, Belgium 06 - 07 Oct
- Canarias Week Las Palmas, Gran Canaria 05 - 09 Dec