Oct 15, 2018

F18 Worlds 2018 @Sarasota YC: Day 1 photos by Ellevated Creative








All images by Ellinor Walters / Ellevated Creative. Check their web for F18 gallery, also F18 Worlds fb page.

Tricky first regatta, which in the end was the only completed for the Day.  A big left shift caught many on the wrong spot, but still some of the favorites managed to score like Burvill-Puttman and Paschalidis-Trigonis.  Heemskerk & Dekker were 13th.

Comments by Paschalidis-Trigonis on their fb page :  "F18 Worlds day1 with race in really light and shifty conditions. A well deserved win for Aussies Burvil and Putman even though we pushed them hard in the last leg of the race! 2nd place for us. Happy for the result according to the conditions as it’s very easy to get a shocker. It’s gonna be a long and tricky championship as conditions for the whole week looks pretty much the same! "  Follow their updates here.

Video of the conditions can be seen on the live video stream posted by the org our previous post.
Lets wait for tomorrow and hope they can complete 3 or more.

4 first crews using 4 different platforms,  and 2 teams with Standard Mainsail cut / boom (as featured in last two pics above)  Check equipment details below along R1 Top ten below.

F18 Worlds 2018: Notice to competitors for Tuesday: Racing will begin at at 10 am tomorrow morning!

Top ten after Day 1 . Complete Results available here

Pos Bow/Sail   Skipper  1  Total Boat
1   72 / AUS 526   Brett Burvill/ Max Puttman   1   1   Edge / Next Gen DS
2   20 / GRE 7   Iordanis Paschalidis/ Konstantinos Trigonis   2   2   Scorpion / 1D DS
3   63 / NED 77   Hans Van Dam/ Marius Van Dam   3   3   C2 / Goodall Design DS
4   36 / HUN 76   Zoltan Dioszegi/ Gabor Jankovics   4   4   Infusion MK3 / Nacra DS
5   1 / USA 317   Chris Tuckfield/ Eric Brattinga   5   5   C2 / Standard C2 Main
6   50 / USA 2002   Mark Brunsvold/ Matthew King   6   6   Infusion / Standard Inf Main
7   74 / USA 17   Pete Melvin/ Erdinand Van West   7   7   Infusion MK3 / Nacra DS
8   41 / ESP 1   Mitch Booth/ Ruben Booth   8   8   Scorpion / 1D DS
9   25 / ARG 7   Pablo Völker/ Sergio Mehl   9   9   Scorpion / 1D DS
10   9 / USA 11   Michael Easton/ Tripp Burd   10   10   C2 / Goodall Design DS

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