The 2019 F18 North American Championship welcomes Red Gear Racing and Goodall Design as Gold level sponsors!
Red Gear Racing
Robbie Daniel and Jill Nickerson began coaching in 1996 and together they have coached hundreds of people at all levels from (beginner) thru Olympic level. Both are Level 3 US Sailing Coaches. Robbie and Jill specialize in high-performance Multihull’s including but not limited to the F18, F16, N17, N15, ACat classic and foiler as well traditional Multihull’s like the Hobie 16.
Robbie and Jill work extensively with the Mysail.org, a nonprofit youth Multihull organization.
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Goodall Design offers the C2 F18 and is a second generation family business built on a foundation of doing better. Their products are the result of trying, testing and developing for more than 40 years!
It is Goodall Design's commitment to bring to you the fastest, best quality boats possible. Goodall Design boats are the whole package. They arrive ready to race, with the same systems and gear that the world champions use to win. Boasting a fully qualified design team and the latest in design and engineering software, Goodall Design is one of the few brands to keep all design work in-house.
With Goodall Design you know the guys who designed, engineered and built your boat. Goodall Design want you to enjoy sailing as much as they do and through active support and training programs, your questions will never go (unanswered).
Goodall Design boats and rigs have won major championships on almost every continent; including over a dozen World Championships in open design classes, such as A-class, F18 and F16.
Driven by the passion of sailing and a 40 year history building high performance catamarans, Goodall Design has put thousands of hours into our development and commitment to the sport.
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Nacra North America is supporting the 2019 F18 North American Open Championships (www.2019f18nacs.com) by offering a brand new mainsail to be auctioned through eBay.
The sail will be custom made to any current F18 design (Nacra, C2, Scorpion or any other). You can choose between a classic cut or the new decksweeper design.
The auction will start at $1250 and is scheduled to begin on July 25th, ending Sunday August 4th at 8 PM EDT. The link will be added here as soon as available.
The 2019 F18 North American Open Championship welcomes Nacra Sailing and Performance Sails as a Gold level sponsor!
Nacra Sailing has been a long time supporter of the F18 Class including sponsorship of multiple North American, European and World Championships.
For the 2019 F18 North American Open Championship we will be auctioning a new Performance Sails F18 Mainsail that can be custom cut for any F18. More details to follow soon!
Nacra Sailing also offers a 10% discount on all sails ordered in August 2019!
Thank you, Nacra Sailing!
About Nacra Sailing:
Since 1975 NACRA has always been about empowering sailors. Getting the best out of yourself and your team with Nacra supplying the equipment. Reaching new heights and pushing your boundaries. That’s Nacra Sailing!
Nacra was originally founded in 1975 and draws its knowledge therefore from a long history of building and supplying catamarans to the world of sailing. Nacra and PERFORMANCE SAILS are now based in the Netherlands.
Over 12 years the Nacra Infusion has won the most titles of any F18. Last year the new Nacra F18 Infusion MkIII was released with super stiff epoxy construction, improved daggerboard location with adjustable rake control, decksweeper mainsail, new jib cut to match the decksweeper mainsail, and smart daggerboard cases allowing the boat to be quickly converted into fully foiling mode
The US F18 Class Association thanks Title Sponsor Catharina Whitehead and her company, B&C Technologies for their years of dedication and support.
Catharina’s son Matthew Whitehead began sailing at the young age of twelve and it didn’t take long for that initial curiosity to turn into a deep passion. While many of his peers were content making mischief with friends, Matthew’s newfound dedication drove him to spend his free time watching experienced sailors, waxing his catamaran and learning as much about the sport as possible.
Following the example of the 2019 F18 Worlds in Spain we are announcing a special trophy for classic F18 Catamarans. The Notice of Race has been updated accordingly (reflected in version 1.02).
A classic F18 is defined solely by the hull shape by not having inverted bows. So, don’t let your older production-year F18 be an excuse to not participate in the F18 North American Championships! You may not be first, but you still can win an award. Well, you never know - a well setup classic could still be overall North American Champion! Anything is possible.
Classic boat examples, commonly sailing in the US, are the Hobie Tiger, the Nacra F18 or Inter 18.
The freshly remodeled Clubhouse will be opened this coming Sunday! If you live close, come on by to celebrate. If you live far away, just take a note, that we have a nice club house waiting for you throughout the 2019 North Americans!
The Catamaran Racing Association of Michigan (CRAM; cramsailing.com) is one of the many supporting sponsors we have lined up for the 2019 North American Championships! CRAM members are not only supporting the event by actively helping us with preparation and execution of the event, but we will be able use their boat to support Principal Race Officer Matt Bounds and team. Of course, you will also be able to compete against many of them. Thank you!
Don't let the lack of a boat or viable transport stop you from sailing this year's regatta. Charter boats are available!
We secured a river cruise with Diamond Jack's River Tours for Tuesday night after racing. Competitors will have a complimenteary dinner while seeing the beautiful Detroit skyline passing by! Friends and family can join for only $25.
Your Michigan F18 sailors are working hard to make this a fun event. On other nights we will show you true and unique places - from Detroit lovers to future Detroit lovers!
Don't miss out and sign up now! If you pay before Monday, you secure yourself a $51 discount via early registration fee!
Early Registration for the 2019 F18 North American Championshops end March 31st!
Enter now to secure your entry at a discounted rate!
Lots of fun on the water and afterwards guaranteed.
The Michigan Catamaran sailors are excited to host you!
Crescent Sail Yacht Club is getting its club house in top shape for the F18 North American Championships! The building will receive a major overhaul and get a nice patio and balcony like shown in the picture. This may be a great spot for friends and family of competitors to follow the action on the water. The construction should be finished by Memorial Day! We will surely send an update once the work is completed.
Please note that your boat will need a valid measurement certificate on file to participate in the championship.
There will be very few pre-scheduled opportunities to have your boat measured on site, so please start planning early to be sure you have a valid certificate.
Need your boat measured?
Are you a located in or near Michigan? We’ll look to arrange measurement times and places once the weather breaks.