Welcome to the website of the UK's premier dinghy racing catamaran, the Formula18. You will be able to find all the information you need to join the class.
Membership of the Formula18 catamaran association provides access to arguably the highest level of multihull racing in the UK and world.
With events organised in the UK and an established, international class organisation, there are many events to choose from. Visit the events page for more information.
Visit the forum where we hope you will find advice, general information, classifieds and chat for all subjects F18...and more. Registration is required for full access and posting.
The new, International F18 commercial website is now up and running. Orders are already arriving from with shipping to anywhere in the world at one price. Support this initiative and raise the profile of the class. The site is new and more products will be added, shortly.
Simon Northrop and Josh O'Brien continue where they left off from last season with a win at Datchet Water Sailing Club. Rankings have been updated and a great report from David White on the event can be found, here.
International events can be found at the International Class Association page
Tom Phipps and Rupert White win the 2014 UK Nationals held at RegFest, Brightlingsea. As always, there was close racing through the entire fleet with a broad range of testing conditions for all competitors and the race officer.
Brightlingsea Sailing Club, as always, provided a great event - one of the friendliest we compete at and an event that all should get to.
Congratulations too, to Simon Northrop, on winning the the Traveler Trophy for a second year running - will a hatrick be forthcoming for 14/15.
Results can be found here
Please note that for reasons out of control the of the class association (and the club) the Stokes Bay 2014 TT event has been cancelled.
Simon Northrop and Josh O'Brien swept the competition away at Minnis Bay SC TT. Grant Piggott came second beating William Sunnucks on count-back.
Simon Northrop and new crew, Josh O'Brien, kick off the season with a narrow victory over Grant Piggott and A Reynolds. Matt Young and Sam Barker came in third - there was some close racing and with the majority of crews all taking a swim (in one way or another) during the event, an entertaining time was had by all. Thanks as always go to DWSC for their efficient running of races.
Results can found here
Win a set of tapered Cat Battens at the RYA dinghy show.
Visit the UK Catamaran racing Association Stand (UKCRA) at the RYA Dinghy Show and enter the F18 class competition to win a set of Cat Battens.
New to the market the tapered Cat Batten comes in three degrees of stiffness: Soft, Medium and Hard so you can tailor to your sail, light and robust. "Windsport" specialists in performance catatamarans, coaching and replacement parts, carried out development of the Cat Batten throughout last season and launch the Cat Batten as a great alternative to other tappered battens with some useful benefits.
For more information visit UKCRA stand, C4, talk with the F18, enter the competition and test out the product.
Alternatively, enter the on-line competition, here.
The latest association membership form can be found here.
Grant Piggott and Simon Farren won the Weston TT with a clean sweep of 6 bullets. There was close racing through the fleet with seconds splitting boats on almost all the finishes. Results and report can be found here
Three UK boats attended the Belgium nationals over the weekend of 4/5 October and competed with travellers from Germany and Holland, too. Competitors are always well looked after and the venues are great - All UK sailors should make this part of their event programme. Results and report can be found here.
2013 Nationals results can be found here. Well done to Grant Piggott and Simon Farren- 2013 F18 National Champions. Congratulations also go to Simon Northrop and Tom Walker who won the 2012/13 Travellers Trophy.
The programme for the 2013 Nationals can be found here. Please note the Dragon Worlds will be finishing on the Friday afternoon. If you are arriving early, you can rig your boat in the WPNSA storage compound on the Western side of the road (behind entry barriers). Boats will be parked in the dinghy park (in front of the balcony) from Saturday morning with road trailers being moved to the yacht compound at the Southern end of the site.
The Notice of race for the Belgium Nationals is now available here. Please also remember to register for our own Nationals - it will help greatly with planning for event... especially as a lot of work has already gone into this event to make it a success for the sailors. The on-line application process is simple and can be found here.
The F18 2013 Nationals 'Notice of Race' is now available to download here. The event is being held over three days at Weymouth (WPNSA) - the location for the 2012 Olympics.
Simon Northrop and Robbie Jon win a close contest with Grant Piggott and Simon Farren at the Minnis Bay F18 TT. A good time seemed to be enjoyed by all with some testing conditions throughout the weekend.
Latest entry list for 2013 worlds is available here - 161 entires to-date and open entries are now being accepted.
Eurocat delivered some great results for the UK travellers. Highlights were line honours for William Sunnocks/Andrew Sinclair for the Raid, with top 10 finishes for David White and Matt Young, too, in the F18 classifications. Congratualtions should also go to UK sailor David Lloyd, who managed to win the Raid on handicap sailing his Dart 18.
The course racing had some very testing conditions - Tuesday had an average of 33Knts across the committee boat for the duration of the one race held! 5 UK boats made it in to the top 15... and all off the back of some enthusiastic preparation in the evenings, before racing!
Full results can be found here
Grant Piggot and Tori Akhurst were clear winners of the Carsington TT.
Simon Northrop and Tom Walker storm to victory at Datchet Water - results from the Datchet Water Sailing Club can be found here
Notice of Race for Minnis Bay Sailing Club TT now available
Eurocat NOR and Entry form now availible here
AMENDED EUROCAT DATE - Please note there has been a change in the date for Eurocat 2013... it is now 28th April to 1st May
2013 Worlds website - here
The latest association membership form can be found here.