Formula 18 Worlds coming to Florida

Published on October 2nd, 2018

Nearly 90 teams from 14 countries are expected for the 2018 Formula 18 Worlds to take place October 15-19 in Sarasota, FL.

Registered teams are from Argentina (8), Australia (4), Canada (6), Chile (4), Denmark (1), Spain (3), Finland (1), France (1), Germany (1), Greece (1), Hungary (1), Italy (1), Netherlands (6) and the USA (49) including Hawaii. Racers will be as young as 17 and as old as 70. Several sailors have participated in Olympics while others are preparing to compete in the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.

The high-performance Formula 18 catamaran has evolved over 25 years to become one of the fastest growing fleets in the world. The catamaran attracts sailors who are beginners to some of the best in the world. Manufacturers include Nacra, ABCM, Cirrus, Falcon, Hobie Cat, and Australian High Performance. The class has very strict constraints on crew minimum weight, boat dimensions and sails, keeping the boats as equal as possible.

Hosted by Sarasota Sailing Squadron, the racing venue on Sarasota Bay is among the very best in the U.S. Waters are warm, breezes steady and conditions about perfect.

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Source: Jesse Brunsvold

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