Report from Laurent Verbeek
Last weekend the F16 and F18 National Championships were sailed in the Netherlands. The F16 sailed in Hellevoetsluis and the F18’s at Medemblik. Again both VIPER and C2 showed off their great performance in both classes.
At the F16 nationals, it was current World Champion Henri Demesmaeker who took the title together with his new crew Isaura Maenhaut. Mixed crew…who knows maybe they will try their chances on an Olympic boat…more to come for this promising VIPER team, we will definitely hear more of them in the future!
At the F18 nationals, the C2 put up a wonderful show, filling the Top 5 positions!!
Weather conditions were very variable during the weekend with wind between 5 and 17 knots. And every race again, all C2’s in the top spots. Again the C2 has proven to be the fastest F18 by occupying the 5 first spots in the ranking! The brother Michel and Francis Proot are crowned as the new Dutch F18 champions. Let’s see if our Goodall Design boats will be able to repeat these great results during the Belgian F16 & F18 Nationals on the 1 & 2 October!