Aug 6, 2015

Flying Phantom Series 2015 Final Act confirmed for Bermuda




Sent by Nicolas Felix / Phantom International.  To end the Series at Bermuda is a nice finish for the first year of the FP series, hope they can put several boats along Oracle & Artemis ones. Maybe next year they start doing a la Hobie golden years of H16 Worlds where 60 boats were put by the organization on selected venues, all were sold afterwards. With the FPs maybe 10 charters can be put in 2016, many will eager to do such an event and baots can be sold a little less later just like Hobie did with great success for many years, I bought my last H16 after Playa del Carmen 2004 Worlds.
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"Phantom International and the Royal Bermuda Yacht club are pleased to announce that the final act of the 2015 Flying Phantom Series will take place in Bermuda from the 29th of November to the 2nd of December 2015
An international fleet of Flying Phantoms will come together to enjoy 4 days of intense racing on Bermuda’s Great Sound.
The Flying Phantom is a unique 18 feet foiling catamaran (www.phantom-international.com/flying-phantom/) with over 80 units sailing around the world. In 2015, we started the Flying Phantom Series an international one design circuit for the Flying Phantom Fleet.
The big news today is that we are organizing with the RBYC the final act in Bermuda at the end of the year.
Press release attached.

Best regards
Nicolas"
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2015 FLYING PHANTOM SERIES - FINAL ACT IN BERMUDA
Phantom International and the Royal Bermuda Yacht club are pleased to announce that the final act of the 2015 Flying Phantom Series will take place in Bermuda from the 29th of November to the 2nd of December 2015
An international fleet of Flying Phantoms will come together to enjoy 4 days of intense racing on Bermuda’s Great Sound.

Bermuda will already be host in October this year to the new format Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series racing circuit and will be the venue for the 2017 America’s Cup. Staying with the high performance foiling catamarans that are revolutionising the sailing world, the Flying Phantom Series - Bermuda 2015, a special event for Flying Phantoms with One Design racing in the Great Sound and long distance races, will confirm that Bermuda is the place to be for foiling events.
More than fifteen Flying Phantoms will compete in the event with boats coming from Europe, USA, Canada as well as from Bermuda as Oracle Team USA and Artemis Racing have based their own Flying Phantoms there.

The One Design races will take place in the Great Sound, the large body of water surrounded on almost all sides by the islands of Bermuda. A spectacular location offering what should be ideal conditions. The Flying Phantoms will be racing against each other on a course specially prepared by the Regatta Director David Campbell James. These courses will be laid out to offer a reaching start with a clearing mark in the middle, a leeward gate, a windward gate and a reaching finish after rounding the final mark. This should ensure fast, exciting and close racing on catamarans that take off in just seven knots of wind and can fly at two and half times the real wind speed.

The Flying Phantom Bermuda event is based on an original idea from Tom Slingsby -Oracle Team USA’s Sailing Team Manager and Philippe Presti – Oracle Team USA’s coach, who experienced for themselves sailing their Flying Phantom on Bermuda’s Great Sound and found that this environment was the perfect venue to run a Flying Phantom regatta. Adam Barboza –of America’s Cup Bermuda and members of the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club are involved in the organization of this event, which will be the grand finale to the 2015 Flying Phantom season.

More information
Phantom International – Flying Phantom Series: http://www.phantom-international.com
Royal Bermuda Yacht Club : http://www.rbyc.bm/
Flying Phantom Series 2015 photo gallery: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ja6vgh6fc2ozq08/AAD3_35kfBwG3ZmxT785Vweha?dl=0


Contact
Nicolas Felix – Head of communications
Phantom International
Email : nicolas@phantom-international.com

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