May 15, 2015
F18 Worlds 2015 @Kiel: Record Entries confirmed
Image Jasper van Staveren - Kiel registered entries confirms beyond final nrs that is going to be one of the major F18 Worlds ever , entry list available at official web f18worlds.kyc.de/index.php/entry/entry-list-
For 2016 Worlds the local Class & the organizing Club, Yacht Club Argentino, are already working locally and with the IF18CA to start promoting the event. Club official 2016 FB page at facebook.com/F18Worlds2016
On Kiel, German Class Chair Jens Uwe Tonne comments on the success of the 2015 Worlds:
Press Release IF18CA. Full report at f18-international.org/2015/05/f18-worlds-2015-new-world-record-for-kiel/: " Kieler Yacht-Club is heading for a new World Record. The Formula 18 World Championship (11-18 July 2015) has already registered 194 entries from 24 countries at the end of April.
The maximum available slots of 200 catamarans is close from being reached. This has already exceeded the previous record of 185 crews that participated at a previous World Cup in Kiel-Schilksee. The Formula 18 catamaran class is more active than ever for this edition of the F18 Worlds and will give an even bigger push for the future.
“We would be very delighted if there are really going to be 200 teams at our Worlds. But it’s already clear that this will be a great event”, says the German chairman Jens Uwe Tonne. The cause of this strong growth can easily being explained from his point of view. “Germany itself has a large and active fleet with over 55 boats. But it’s also the ‘Call for Kiel’. The famous Kieler Woche is favorite among sailors worldwide and easily to reach by a big fleet of Scandinavian crews.”...