Carnac, Bretagne (France) Jeremy Lagarrigue & Billy Besson have dominated the results the last three days in the biggest F18 fleet event early season in Europe. They won the F18 title with 17 points over the second boat. Deep respect for the speed these guys develop on the course during racing.
Palma de Mallorca, After 14 races (including medal races) the end results of the second World Cup is final. We congratulate the full top ten with their result and will see all the Nacra 17 crews at the Hyeres ISAF World cup starting.
For the full results of the PALMA ISAF World cup stage you sail to: PALMA
For all information on the next World cup in the South of France you can sail to: HYERES
The Nacra 17 fleet raced in the afternoon with a medium breeze and small waves, it was a perfect day with great conditions and after six races countries with a strong multihull culture such as the Netherlands and France are on top.
Sweden racing, represented by Mr Tim Shuwalow will be taking the SWEDISH NACRA dealership over from the previous dealer as of the 1st of April 2013.
About the ISAF Sailing World Cup
Sailors accrue points at each of the seven ISAF Sailing World Cup events to earn an overall Series Score. First place translates into 20 points, second place earns 19 points and so on. (Twentieth place earns one point.) The skipper/crew with the highest Series Score at the end of the season wins the ISAF Sailing World Cup Trophy.
Over 20 catamarans took part in the Israel Open Catamaran championship, October 12-13 2012, held in Sdot Yam, Israel. The weather was perfect; it seems at times that someone just coordinated the wind to support the competition.A total of 6 races over two days with 3 races per day in a Trapezoid Course with a gate for downwind mark forced us to work hard and plan each race.The first day started with light winds of about 8 knots that built to 12 Knots for the final race for the day. The second day was another story starting at 12-14 knots reaching 18-22 knots for the final race and a nice/challenging swell.The results:F18 1) Ofer Jacob & Eshel Nir – Nacra Infusion F18 2) Asaf Leshem & Odi Goldan – Wildcat 3) Giyora Snipper & Yov Levi – Nacra Infusion F18 20 Feet: 1) Almog Amir & Offer Reshef – Nacra F20 Carbon 2) Eitan Friedlander & Yoav Bachar – Nacra 20 One design3) Lior Lavi & Sahaf Amir – – Nacra 20 One design
Winning Tanzacat 2012 was not just a victory of another regatta, Team Boskalis riders Gunnar Larsen and Frank de Waard called it ‘a lifetime experience’. Both sailors from the Netherlands were very much impressed by the beauty of Tanzania and the incredible sailing environment. Larsen and De Waard wrote the following report on an amazing African multihull event that finished last weekend.
Sailing a catamaran event in Africa, racing with high tech Nacra catamarans between 1000 years old ‘Dows’ (boats used by natives sailors locally). That should be cool and it was. The Nacra distributor of South Africa had supplied us a boat, as ours was still on its way back from the F18 Worlds in Long Beach, America. With some ‘wheeling and dealing’ they managed to get us an Infusion just in time before the regatta started.