May 10, 2016

Formula 18 Worlds 2016 @Buenos Aires: Iker Martinez- Fer van West & Matías Buhler confirmed

Photos 1 & 3: Carnac 2014. Above Buhler & Brugger by Jesús Renedo / Sailing Energy. -- Yesterday I wrote chances were Iker was coming to BA, and today he confirmed by pm and also Nacra announced it on their fb.
Iker Martinez debut in the F18 was at Carnac Eurocat 2014 with Fer van West.  They won the course racing and 2nd in the F18 raid with an initial 1 to 1 with the FP. Iker is double Olympic 49er medalist and after an excellent campaign in the Nacra 17 he was out only on bad luck injury which left him out of the Spanish trials. Met him at Carnac 2014, and later we published this interview.

Fer came to BA for a a series of F20 clinics, and he is current 2x World Champ (2014 & 2015) and currently designing the future of Youth & Olympic sailing at Morrelli & Melvin.  Great to have both coming, as the local crews are training to race against the best.  Iker & Fer will be defending Nacra Infusion past 3 consecutive titles.

Another top Nacra 17 sailor, Argentine-Swiss Matías Buhler (3rd Nacra Worlds 2015 with Nathalie Brugger) is also confirmed to race in Buenos Aires. He will sail with one of the top sailors here as crew, Sergio Mehl on a Phantom.
Matías comes from the dinghy/monohull scene and went directly to sail Nacra 17 (after being part of Lange's 2008 coach team) for Switzerland with a great campaign so far and with chances for Rio,

F18 Worlds Official web