Formula 18

Formula 18

4 Seasons

The Formula 18 class has grown so quickly from inception in 1994, that the World Sailing Recognised Status was granted in 1996, eighteen months after the birth of the formula. Mainly European at the beginning, the Formula 18 is now spreading to Australia, New Zealand and North America, with not less than twelve different designs affordable on the market at the moment.

To conclude, Formula 18 sailing offers probably the best balance between cost and value, fairness and competition, to the wider range of crew statures.

Last but not least, the Class is extremely proud to welcome numerous Olympic sailors to the annual World Championship, as it is a clear assessment of the Formula 18 skill level.

Formula 18
  • Datchet Flyer 2016 - Day

    Episode 1

    This weekend saw the Datchet Flyer, part of the Winter Series return to Datchet Water Sailing Club. We filmed this regatta last year, in storm force conditions as our first event. This time, we saw much lighter conditions with the boats launching in next to no wind. Three handicap r...

  • Datchet Flyer 2016 - Day 2

    Episode 2

    Day Two - Datchet Flyer 2016, part of the Winter Series hosted by Datchet Water Sailing Club. Saskia Clark, Presenter, chats to the competitors both on and off the water about their experience and tactics for the Flyer. One long pursuit race for everyone and wind conditio...

  • Kiel Week 2016 - 19th June - Highlights - Roar of the Cats!

    Episode 3

    Kiel Week 2016 - 19th June - Highlights of the F18 and Hobie 16 catamarans.

    Video Producer: Kiel Yacht Club

  • Kiel Week 2016 - 23rd June - The 49ers speedsters get started

    Episode 4

    Kiel Week 2016 - 23rd June - More Olympic Classes hit the water with a focus on the 49ers both men and women teams and 2.4m individual dinghy. The F18 and Hobie 16 are still battling it out for the overall win too.

    Video Producer: Kiel Yacht Club