All Images sent by Gill de Bruyne / F16 Fb - Great to see the Bimares doing well again. The F16 are gathering momentum with new builders and with the Falcon , Viper, Nacra, Catparts Aquaraptot and now Bimare the class is providing lots of alternatives to sailors, which the Nr 1 asset of a Formula Class. Maybe I can scale the Scorpion F18 for an F16 too, as the F16 has been a home builder Class since the beginning.
Report by Gill de Bruyne (Falcon dealer at Theboatshop.be): "Update on the F16 Europeans in Cesenatico, Italy.
We are on day 3, waiting for the wind to fill in. AP flag has been hosted so no start at 2PM today. We are having a very efficient Racing team here, they run the show very smoothly and fast. There is also a lot of help for the sailors getting back to the beach (getting trolleys and "washing" the boats while walking back to the boat park).
5 races sailed, 1 discard, and tight racing. Very light conditions and the right tacticks gain you alot of places. Top 3 consists of:
1/ Emmanuel Le Chappelier/Eric Le Bouedec - Bimare F16 - 11 points
2/ Henri Demesmaeker/Alec Bague - Viper F16 - 12 points
3/ Kim-Anne Le Formal/Chiara Cei - Falcon F16 - 14 points
Let's hope we can still get 3 races in today. Tonight decision will be made if Thursday or Friday (spare day) will be the last day of racing.
We have a nice mix of nationalities and configurations
(single, duo, all female, all male, mixed, young and older). 6 brand are represented here: AquaRaptor, Bimare, Falcon, Nacra, Mattia, Viper.