Image: Kiel Week press. The organization provided the best racing stream so far for any beachcat event, they even reached AC level. You wonder how X40s or GC32s cannot provide such coverage. Only little critic is the lack of photos, just a detail for the investment made.
The Sach brothers (Nacra Infusion) are on a mission for the coming F18 2015 Worlds at Kiel beginning July 11th. The best German team and former 2005 World Champs (Held at Germanny sailing a Capricorn) won over Danny Paschalidis- Gustav Dyrssen, also targeting to perform at the next major event, 3rd place for the other German crew with chances to defend the local colors next weeks; Joerg Gosche & Hanns Pegel (Phantom).
With 200 boats the 2015 Worlds are already a success, having Ashby onboard is pure bonus, Glenn wants his own F18 title as helm (he already have a pair crewing for Bundock). Last year along Brett Goodall they had bad luck with hardware failure giving freeway to Larsen & van West to grab the 2014 title at Ireland.
Report by Joerg Gosche: "We were using the SI sails and a Ullman/Pablo kite. Our speed in general was mostly better than the result shows but we are still learning about the Phantom as we were sailing three different F 18 designs (Wildcat, C 2 and now the Phantom) within the last year.
Downwind we had great speed under all conditions. Sach/Sach did the best overall performance and their knowledge about the area paid. Dany and Gustav had some great moments.
All in all it was a good fleet and great racing but of course the Worlds will be much tougher.
We are looking forward to meet the big F18 community here in two weeks. Everything is well prepared."
Check 2015 Worlds Entry List here
Official Website http://f18worlds.kyc.de/
Below top ten for Kiel Week, Full reuslts here
|1||GER 310||Helge SACH||LYC||1||2||2||-3||1||3||3||-6||2||1||24||15|
|2||GRE 77||Dany PASCHALIDIS||(dns)||1||6||7||2||1||1||1||3||-8||73||22|
|3||GER 11||Jörg GOSCHE||CKA||7||4||-13||1||(dsq)||4||2||9||4||3||90||34|
|4||DEN 18||Magnus DAHL NICOLAISEN||KBL||4||3||1||4||(ocs)||-21||19||8||7||4||114||50|
|5||GER 17||Eckart KAPHENGST||SLRV||6||15||4||2||(ocs)||-17||6.0DPI||7||6||6||112||52|
|6||GER 278||René SCHWALL||KYC||-11||7||8||-16||4||8||7||10||5||10||86||59|
|7||GER 276||Robert SCHÜTZ||KEV||13||5||20||-23||(ocs)||2||11||2||1||11||131||65|
|8||GER 309||Sven LINDSTÄDT||YCSO||5||17||12||(dnf)||6||10||8||4||-18||5||128||67|
|9||NOR 55||Harald BLOM-BAKKE||KNS||12||8||5||6||11||-13||6||11||9||(bfd)||124||68|
|10||FIN 5||Mikko RÄISÄNEN||HSK||2||10||3||-25||19||-24||4||17||10||9||123||74|