Dec 28, 2015

F18 Australian Nats 2016: January 22nd @Sidney Harbour

Sent by Darren Flanagan: "The 2016 Australian formula 18 national titles are rapidly approaching. Measurement day with practice will be the 21st January and racing to begin on the 22nd. There have been more than 40 entries so far including a youth division. This is going to be the largest Australian titles with the most exciting location ever seen: Sidney Harbour

Membership to the formula 18 association is required to compete. If anyone has not yet joined for the 2015/2016 season, please follow this link and click on join. If you have previously been a member then your details have been saved. Entries can be lodged here

For the 2016 nationals we will be taking safety to a much higher level than previous regatta’s.
All crew members are to carry a safety knife on their person at all times. Safety knives will be on sale at the regatta for anyone requiring one.

Compass’s will be mandatory this year without exceptions. The compass does not need to be an
expensive digital version it will however need to be mountable.
Competitors are reminded it is mandatory to carry a 4m x 10mm righting line and a 10m x 6mm tow line on their boats.

The formula 18 association will be involved in racing at the Australia day regatta on Sydney harbor Tuesday 26th January. Competitors will need to send an email to Kyle Amadio expressing their interest in competing at the regatta before the 10th of January. Kyle can be contacted at Race fees are included as part of the entry to the national titles.

Social events
On Thursday 21st Jan there will be a welcome meal at the Sydney Flying Squadron at approximately 6pm. Friday will be a free BBQ after sailing and Sunday there is a full sit down meal at the SFS. All these meals are included in the entry fee. For those with extra’s wishing to come along to Sundays meal the cost will be $40 and please RSVP

Saturday 23rd there will be a spectator ferry available. Tickets cost $20 for the afternoon and can be booked by contacting the SFS via email

The Formula 18 Association is very proud to be sponsored by OTB Marine and Forward Sailing Australia

Updates will be posted to the website and facebook.