Aug 3, 2014

F16 Euros 2014 @Le Touquet: Kim-Anne Le Formal & Ben Amiot Champs



This event had several lead changes during the week marking a competitive regatta for the Formula 16 Europeans. Falcon Marine F16 on a roll after winning the F16 Worlds last month. Images, report and full results sent by Thomas Koenig Chairman F16. --

F16 Europeans 2014: France beats Australia & Belgium: 
"This year, sailing superpower Australia seems to have no serious challengers. But at the F16 Europeans in Le Touqet Daniel and Nathan van Kereckhoff on a Viper had to give way to the young and promising French sailor Kim-Anne Le Formal on Falcon F16.

With Flying Phantom crew Benjamin Amiot, they maganged to grab the F16 European crown 2014 in a very close fight with the other top teams. The F 16 Europeans shortly followed the Viper Worlds in France, and some sailors took the chance of racing at both events.

The Europeans on the French Channel coast saw more than 30 teams from Belgium, France, Germany, the

Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Australia. One third of the fleet were youth teams, solo sailors had registered as well and there were highly competitive mixed and women’s teams on the water as well. All brands were present and despite the fact, that it still is the sailor and not the boat winning or loosing, it seems that the box rule is working. There was no signfificant dominance of any brands and that’s the way, formula classes should be run.

Over challenging five days, conditions varied from 22 knots and big waves to lightwind summer breezes. And the strong currents in the Channel make racing a tricky issue in terms where to go and where to tack. With tough conditions in the first two days, not every team decided to head out. Remarkably, German solo sailor Stefan Dorfner took the challenge and almost managed to finish all races. But as the Formula 16 class still has a lot of pleasure sailors, it might be just the right decision not to race if you don’t feel safe.

Fighting at the top of the fleet was very tight all week, as with 2013 world youth champs Arnout and Victor Klass, a very competitive youth team chased Kim-Anne next to the Aussie team. And with last year’s World Champ Henri Demesmaeker and his crew Emile van Holsbeke, followed by this year’s texel winner Froukje Feenstra another top team took care of close racing. In fact, the Championship was open until the last race and looking at the results of the races, there was no dominance of any sailor either.

Next to Kim-Anne winning the European Champioship, Dutch Frouke Feenstra and ended up as the best women’s team, Andi Lutz from Switzerland and Dominik Leuthold took the master’s podium and German Stefan Dorfner won the solo challenge. The Klass brother’s from Belgium finished as the best youth team within this event.

Full results on: https://sites.google.com/site/assofrf16/european-f16-2014
Thomas Koenig, Chairman F16 CA



Overall results F16 Europeans 2014 Le Touqet
Sailed: 14, Discards: 2, To count: 12, Entries: 33, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Nat Helm Boat R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 R13 R14 T
1st FRA Le Formal, Kim- Anne Amiot, Benjamin Falcon F16 5 2 4 (bfd) 10 2 3 (ocs 1 2 2 5 2 2 40
2nd AUS van Kereckhoff, Daniel van Kereckhoff, N Viper 1 5 3 1 1 (bfd) 2 3 (10.0) 10 6 2 8 1 43
3rd BEL Victor, Arnout Victor, Klass VIper 3 1 1 3 2 4 (dnf 6 9 1 8 1 (10.0) 5 44
4th BEL Demesmaeker, Henri van Holsbeke, Emile Viper (10) (dpi)7 5 5 3 1 1 1 4 8 1 3 4 10 46
5th NED Feenstra, Froukje van Hek, Sanne Nacra 16 7 10 8 9 4 5 (16.0) 4 7 5 (12.0) 4 1 6 70
6th BEL van Schoote, Aurelie Bague, Alec Falcon F16 4 10.0 dpi 7 11 4 (12.0) 7 5 9 3 9 3 (13.0) 7 4 76
7th FRA Dode, Emmanuel Bergot, Vianney BimareX16F 8 (dnc) 2 2 7 rdg 6 6 (ocs) 18 11 14 16 12 18 120
8th BEL Hendricxs, Philip Oyslager, Filip Falcon F16 6 (dnc) (dnc)dnc dnf 3 4 2 2 4 5 10 5 13 122
9th SUI Lutz, Andreas Leuthold, Dominik Falcon F16 12 15 dpi 7 (18.0) 7 (dnf) 10 9 5 8 17 16 6 9 14 128
10th FRA Sainglin, Christophe Sainglin, Denise Nacra F16 9 (dnc 15 11 6 14 10 (16.0) 13 14 15 12 11 9 139
11th FRA Boulogne, Emmanuel Boulogne, Jean Cirrus Q 2 6 7 6 5 11 15 11 16 (25.0) 17 (28.0) 24 20 140
12th BEL de Bruyne, Gill Vandenbulcke, Kathleen Falcon F16 18 dpi 7 (dnc 9 (dnc dnf 13 11 12 6 16 9 7 13 8 156
13th BEL Maewe, August Vandaele, Stijn Falcon F16 (ocs 4 6 8 (dsq 18 14 21 19 19 19 8 20 21 177
14th NED Wielenga, Sanne Vercouteren, Tina Nacra 16 17 9 16 (dnc  dnf 16 20 10 17 12 20 26 3 19 185
15th GER Rowen, David Rophol, Paul Viper 14 (dnc 23 12 11 15 13 17 14 13 23 17 22 (27.0) 194
16th NED Schouten, Geert Hillebrand, Esther Falcon F16 13 (dnc 21 (bfd 34 dnf 8 12 7 15 18 13 9 14 dsq 198
17th FRA Coueron, Stephane Maquinghen, Hugues Bimare X16F (dnc (dnc dnf dnc dnc 9 8 13 12 6 7 15 17 12 201
18th SUI Birkbeck, Barnaby Joehr, Martin Viper (34) dnc 12 20 10 13 17 18 15 (23.0) 21 21 23 15 16 201
19th NED Mineur, Robin Mineur, Sander Nacra F16 (ocs (dnc 13 bfd dnf 12 17 14 21 15 11 14 16 7 208
20th FRA Eeckmann, Eva Constance, Theo Viper (dnf (dnc 19 bfd 8 23 19 8 11 7 ocs 19 6 22 210
21st BEL Morgan, Good Hejstek, Charlotte Viper (dnc (dnc 10 dnf dnf bfd 7 dnc 5 3 4 18 18 15 216
22nd NED Schouten, Thomas Kroon, Anna Aquaraptor (dnc (dnf 17 13 dnf 27 29 20 28 22 10 11 23 23 257
23rd NED van Es, Teuntje Wielanga, Sanne Nacra F16 15 (dnc 22 14 7 24 25 24 24 (29.0) 25 25 25 28 258
24th NED Ruesink, Geert Riteco, Biem Falcon F 16 25 dpi 7 (dnc (dnc dnc dnc 20 27 18 20 20 18 29 19 3 267
25th NED Dioniso, Anna, Chiara Walchenbach, Jeroen Aquaraptor 16 (dnc 12 (dsq dnf 19 21 19 26 24 27 21 26 24 269
26th GBR Turner, Lloyd Lucas, Harry Duma F16 (nc (dnc 14 22 dpi 7 dnf 21 22 30 dpi 7 25 26 26 27 21 11 279
27th GER Dorfner, Stefan Nacra F16 19 11 24 16 ( dnf 25 26 27 30 30 29 (31.0) 30 26 293
28th FRA Levy, Gilles Levy, Gregoire Cirrus Q (34) dnc (34) dnc 34 dnc 34 dnc 34 dnc 22 23 22 27 27 28 22 29 25 327
29th FRA Simmonet, Matthieu Ledain, Claude not known (34) dnc (34) dnc 34 dnc 34 dnc 34 dnc 28 34 dnf 34 dnc 22 23 22 20 28 17 330
30th USA Wuyts, Floris Buyle, Sonja Falcon F16 (34) dnc (34) dnc 34 dnc 34 dnc 34 dnf 34 BFD 24 25 34 DNS 28 24 24 27 30 352
31st FRA Boidin, Jean Michel Cirrus Q (34) dnc (34) dnc 34 dnc 34 dnc 34 dnc 26 28 26 29 31 30 30 31 29 362
32nd GER Santiago, Katrin Koenig, Thomas Falcon F16 (34) dnc (34) dnc 34 dnc 34 dnc 34 dnc 34 dnc 34 dnc 34 dnc 34 dnc 34 dnc 34 dnc 34 dnc 34 dnc 34 dnc 408
32nd FRA Geymond, Chloe not known (34) dnc (34) dnc 34 dnc 34 dnc 34 dnc 34 dnc 34 dnc 34 dnc 34 dnc 34 dnc 34 dnc 34 dnc 34 dnc 34 dnc 408








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