Apr 14, 2016

F18 Worlds 2016 @Buenos Aires preview: Young Guns

We have some local talent training hard for the 2016 Worlds to be held in Buenos Aires from October 28 to November 4th. Above two of the most talented sailors in our fleet, the Young Guns, Pablo Volker & Juan Martín 'Tigre' Benitez. Pablo is a former 420 World Champ and 'Tigre' has been sailing F18s after leaving 29ers in 2010, he is also one of the best crews around. Together they participated in the past RB Youth Americas Cup in san Francisco and will aim for the 2016 Title along other Arg crews.
In 2014 I asked Pablo to become Gral Sec for the local Arg Class to start setting the basis for a continued legacy as you cannot think the future of the F18 attached to the past or to older guys like me and the first members. Together with 'Tigre' they are pushing the old guard to sail & train towards the Worlds in October and beyond. You should always work for the next generations for them to take charge for the cycle to conitune ad infinitum.

The team is eager to sail against Gunnar Larsen & Fer van West, defending champions from 2015 & 2014.
Gunnar came in 2011 to race and had a rather tough event, local conditions and local sailors level presented a challenge for him, he won the nevertheless in the last two races with clam & tricky conditions where his experience was vital. Check Report of that 2011 Arg Nats at catsailingnews.com/2011/11/f18-argentine-nats-2011-larsen-franck.html

If you are up to the challenge, like Gunnar & Sam Franck were in 2011, we'll wait you here with more than tough competition to enjoy, check Pablo & Tigre interview above to know more.

Pre events Schedule:
October 1,2,8,9 & 10 :  Buenos Aires Week 2016. - YCA
October 22-24 : Argentine Nats 2016 - YCA
October 28-Nov 4: 2016 World Championships - YCA

Worlds official web & NORf18worlds2016.org.ar/notice-of-race/

Containers from Europe & Charters
Many asking on charters & containers. Remember Nacra is preparing a container for anyone to join, Contact them at info@nacrasailing.com
Some charters available at: f18argentina.org/2016/03/mundial-buenos-aires-octubre-2016-f18-en-ventaalquiler-charter-boats-available/

Local tourism guide at catsailingnews.com/2016/03/f18-worlds-2016-pre-worlds-events.html