Jul 9, 2010

F18 Worlds 2010: Olivier Backes and Arnaud Jarlegan new World Champions






Photo: Courtesy of Eric Bellande - click it for HQ - Full portfolio: www.direct-image.com

No official web news but.... update from Alex Udin:" Is world champion !!!!!!!!!! "
Congrats to Olivier Backes and Arnaud Jarlegan for winning one of the most tough and competitive sailing events, ever...

What a great story behind this World Championship, besides a great finale with tight racing, is good time to read again Alex's interview from last year, the SI team had a mission, click here to read it.
Hobie reclaims the title after two years, and Martin Fischer has his 2nd World Champion design. Read all about him and the Hobie Wildcat in his CS interview here--All the background on the Formula 18 can be found here in this

blog, check links for full insights, also check the 'Older Posts' at the end of this page along with labels for the complete coverage of this Worlds--

Mischa Heemskerk,Olivier Backes, Alex Udin, Arnaud Jarlegan,Bundy and William Howden

The Champs, Olivier Backes and Arnaud Jarlegan

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Also congrats to Darren Bundock on a full display of professionalism, I've been told he personally setup various C2 from customers and his 2BSailing team, great success for ahpc's C2 in their first year.---Edit: Hugh Styles/Van West 3rd and Misha Heemskerk/Bastian Tentij 4th It seems Styles was leading and in the last race Bundock went to hunt them: Nacra Boskalis Press Release


And a great salute also to Coen de Koning and Thijs Visser the 2009 champs, Coen also won the 2008 with his Nacra Infusion
DarrenBundock confirmation and pics from his Twitter Account:
"Congratulations to Oliver Backes & Arnaud Jarlegan (FRA) for winning the F18 World Championships. Last minute recount we R 2nd"

Photos: Darren Bundock via Twitter - Finally 2nd. And 3rd? Mischa and Hugh seems to be up there.

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Final F18 worlds 2010 Results http://www.cvberquy.org/f18worlds2010/results/

P Boat Crew Sc Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6 F7 F8 F9 F10 F11 F12 F13 F14
1 Wildcat/SI Backes Jarlegan 49 5 2 1 3 5 5 6 2 10 5 5 3 2 24
2 C2 Bundock Howden 70 1 1 -ocs 3 3 2 5 9 6 9 10 9 12 -dnf
3 Infusion Styles Van West 70 2 3 3 5 8 11 12 rdg 14 rdg 14 2 1 2 4 63
4 Wildcat Heemskerk Tentij 80 3 8 3 7 2 15 1 -ocs 21 4 17 1 6 7
5 Infusion Larsen V Leeuwen 111 5 21 2 1 21 3 19 15 25 8 8 11 5 13
6 Shockwave Morvan Vandame 133 1 5 4 29 2 13 22 8 4 58 12 12 23 27
7 Shockwave Wilson Lynch 137 10 1 15 12 3 7 38 43 -dnf 1 14 4 1 3
8 Cirrus/SI Bontemps Savatier 149 19 22 8 17 5 10 8 13 3 34 30 7 19 10
9 Wildcat Vaireux Petit 170 13 10 11 20 6 4 15 4 23 42 11 17 27 29
10 Wildcat Bessson Lagarrigue 173 12 2 5 11 4 6 4 30 28 26 27 27 18 15


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