Jan 13, 2016

F18 Australian Nats 2016 preview

Above: Nice video shot in 4k sent by Jason Mead of the NSW 2016 titles held at Sidney Harbour few weeks ago, The 2016 Nats will take place in the same venue. At the NSW championships Steve Brewin sailed the Exploder F18 for the first time, and finished with a pair of bullets after tuning & trimming done during the regatta,
For the Nats he will face  a 40 boat fleet including Brett Burvill and his super fast Windrush Edge among the usual performer fleets of C2s , a Cirrus and the updated Capricorn built by Chris Caldecoat.

Jason Waterhouse, past year helm Champ will not defend the title due to his Olympic campaign. 2016 N17 Worlds are going to be held in the US coming weeks.  Jason's father, Rod, and recent winner of the Australian Hobie 16 Nats will  be racing to retain the crown for the family.
I Cannot identify if any of the Goodalls  (Brett crew foir Jason past year) will be racing. Entry list available at F18 Australian FB .The event willbe sponsored by Forward Sailing Australia.