Feb 23, 2011

Infusion MK2 Onboard Video

Sent by Ferdinand Van West
"A nice warmup movie for the start of the European season.
Testing and training on the new Nacra Infusion MKII F18.
Location: Pataya, Thailand
Thanks to: Nacra Sailing International, Magic Marine, CMI Thailand, Royal Varuna Yacht Club.
The last two years I´ve been sailing together with Hugh Styles, but from now on I will be sailing again under the dutch flag with Pim Nieuwenhuis.
Ferdinand van West Team Boskalis / Nacra"

Hugh Styles and Ferdinand Van West were denied the possiblity of a World Championship at Erquy 2010 by Bundy match racing them on the last race, some argue that it was a bad move, as Styles/Van West were in position to fight with Backes&Jarlegan for 1st place, and Darren could only hope for a 2nd.
But these situations are part of the game and as class president Olivier Bovyn reported they were followed by a race committe boat to enforce rules.
Maybe having Backes match racing Styles/Ferdinand or viceversa would have been a better scenario-
This just to remind how close to the F18 Crown they were, in 2009 the same crew ended 3rd at Knokke.

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