Oct 15, 2018

F18 Worlds 2018 @Sarasota YC: Day 1 photos by Ellevated Creative

All images by Ellinor Walters / Ellevated Creative. Check their web for F18 gallery, also F18 Worlds fb page.

Tricky first regatta, which in the end was the only completed for the Day.  A big left shift caught many on the wrong spot, but still some of the favorites managed to score like Burvill-Puttman and Paschalidis-Trigonis.  Heemskerk & Dekker were 13th.

Comments by Paschalidis-Trigonis on their fb page :  "F18 Worlds day1 with race in really light and shifty conditions. A well deserved win for Aussies Burvil and Putman even though we pushed them hard in the last leg of the race! 2nd place for us. Happy for the result according to the conditions as it’s very easy to get a shocker. It’s gonna be a long and tricky championship as conditions for the whole week looks pretty much the same! "  Follow their updates here.

Video of the conditions can be seen on the live video stream posted by the org our previous post.
Lets wait for tomorrow and hope they can complete 3 or more.

4 first crews using 4 different platforms,  and 2 teams with Standard Mainsail cut / boom (as featured in last two pics above)  Check equipment details below along R1 Top ten below.

F18 Worlds 2018: Notice to competitors for Tuesday: Racing will begin at at 10 am tomorrow morning!

Top ten after Day 1 . Complete Results available here

Pos Bow/Sail   Skipper  1  Total Boat
1   72 / AUS 526   Brett Burvill/ Max Puttman   1   1   Edge / Next Gen DS
2   20 / GRE 7   Iordanis Paschalidis/ Konstantinos Trigonis   2   2   Scorpion / 1D DS
3   63 / NED 77   Hans Van Dam/ Marius Van Dam   3   3   C2 / Goodall Design DS
4   36 / HUN 76   Zoltan Dioszegi/ Gabor Jankovics   4   4   Infusion MK3 / Nacra DS
5   1 / USA 317   Chris Tuckfield/ Eric Brattinga   5   5   C2 / Standard C2 Main
6   50 / USA 2002   Mark Brunsvold/ Matthew King   6   6   Infusion / Standard Inf Main
7   74 / USA 17   Pete Melvin/ Erdinand Van West   7   7   Infusion MK3 / Nacra DS
8   41 / ESP 1   Mitch Booth/ Ruben Booth   8   8   Scorpion / 1D DS
9   25 / ARG 7   Pablo Völker/ Sergio Mehl   9   9   Scorpion / 1D DS
10   9 / USA 11   Michael Easton/ Tripp Burd   10   10   C2 / Goodall Design DS

F18 Worlds 2018 @Sarasota YC: Day 1

2018 F 18 worlds championships
Published by F18 Worlds 2018

Video published by F18 Worlds 2018 Org at their Fb web facebook.com/F18Worlds2018

Update R1: Above live stream of R1. Prov results provided by Ellinor Gaillard:
1. 72 Burvill-Puttman
2. 20 Paschalidis-Trigonis
3. 63 van Dam-van Dam
4. 36 Dioszeki-Jankovics
5. 01 Tuckfield-Brattinga

Only one race completed today.
Results at http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/14553#_newsroom

Oct 14, 2018

F18 Worlds 2018 @Sarasota YC: Practice Race

SailGP: Australian Team annouced: Slingby & Waterhouse on board.

Best Sail GP Team announced so far:
"...The five members of the Australia SailGP Team are: Slingsby, 34, of Sydney (helmsman); Kyle Langford, 29, of Lake Macquarie, New South Wales (wing trimmer); Jason Waterhouse, 26, of Sydney (flight controller); Hurst, 37, of Gold Coast, Queensland (grinder); and Sam Newton, 32, of Sydney (grinder). In addition, Kinley Fowler, 30, of Perth, Western Australia, will serve as the reserve..."

 Info & pic sent by SailGP media , official web sailgp.com
Eight-time world champion and Olympic gold medalist Tom Slingsby to lead Australia SailGP Team in new global racing league
National team headed by Tom Slingsby features some of Australia’s most decorated sailors and Australia’s most successful Ironman Ky Hurst
Australia to host first SailGP race in Sydney Harbour, February 2019
Teams will race identical wingsailed F50s – supercharged catamarans capable of breaking the 50-knot barrier – competing for championship trophy and US$1 million prize
SYDNEY - Tom Slingsby – Olympic gold medalist, America’s Cup winner, eight-time world

GC32 Racing Tour 2018 @Toulon: Ainslie-INEOS 1st & Cammas-Norauto Tour Champs

Oct 13, 2018

Nacra 15 Youth Olympics Buenos Aires 2018: Dante Cittadini & Teresa Romairone (ARG) , Olympic Champs

GC32 Racing Tour @Toulon 2018: Day 2

Video & report sent by GC32 Racing Tour / www.gc32racingtour.com
Three bullet INEOS soars ahead at GC32 TPM Med Cup
After the storms, torrential rain and general greyness of the last days, the Rade de Toulon was in an entirely different mood for day two of the GC32 TPM Med Cup, the final event of the GC32 Racing Tour, held with support from Toulon Provence Mediterranée and the city of Toulon.

A swell remained rolling in from the east, drummed up by the previous days’ strong winds, but it had decreased and conditions were otherwise those for which the Cote d’Azur is world famous, with 10-15 knot winds and the sun in a clear sky.

Star of the day was unquestionably Ben Ainslie and his America’s Cup crew on board INEOS TEAM

Oct 12, 2018

Nacra 15 Youth Olympics Buenos Aires 2018: Overall after 12 Races

Results update: 3 races held today, Cittadini & Romairone continue to maintain lead, now establishing a 10pts gap towards the Medal Race, but it this is not over yet and Netherlands youths, Laila van der Meer & Bjarne Bower were only 3 pts behind today after winning race 10.
Belgians formed at the RBSC, Henri Demesmaeker & Frederique van Eupen keep scoring low and they have recovered from a so so start (54UDF,7,11) to a series of seven top 3 results and a 5th to give themselves a good chance for tomorrow.
French crew Tituoan Petard & Kenza Coutard also putting pressure for the medal places finishing the day with a bullet to stay only two points from 2nd & 3rd overall.

Super competitive fleet for this Youth Olympics Multihull edition, Tomorrow last race, the Medal one which cannot be discarded.

Official Buenos Aires 2018 Nacra 15 web here.
Later images from Capizzano when available.

Oct 11, 2018

A-Class: Humpybash Spring Regatta, October 20-21 , 2018

Photo Lox Pix / Queensland A-cat Association  /  Queensland States Championships 2017 held at Humpybong YC. - Below Humpybash Sprign Regatta info sent by Mark Dawson.
Top Australian and International sailors head for Humpybash Spring Regatta.
Australian and International sailors are expected to gather in Brisbane on October 20 and 21 for Humpybong Yacht Club’s annual Humpybash Regatta.

The event in Bramble Bay attracts hundreds of competitors and their families to compete in monohull and catamaran classes.
Humpybash this year is also one of the last key tune up regattas for the Australian and World championships of the high performance A class catamarans which is seeing the arrival of top sailors

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