Nordic Invasion

This year we will see many sailors make the journey south to Kiel and many of them will be sailing C2 or Capricorns. Two of these teams are Mathias Soderstrom / Thomas Westergren from Sweden and Mikko Raisanen / Ollie Hartas from Finland.

Kiel, Germany will be the location of one of the largest F18 fleet to ever compete the F18 World Championships. Beginning July 11th almost 200 Formula 18 catamarans will take to the water to see where they rank against the World’s best sailors, and a talented few will have the chance to take home the top prizes.

Many highly competitive sailors from around the world are choosing the Goodall Design C2 catamaran to guarantee their best possible results, we’d like to take the opportunity to introduce some of them.

Goodall Design has always had a great relationship with sailors from the Nordic countries. Maybe it’s our slick design or elegantly simple systems that appeal to the nordic people, but we really don’t know.

This year we will see many sailors make the journey south to Kiel and many of them will be sailing C2 or Capricorns. Two of these teams are Mathias Soderstrom / Thomas Westergren from Sweden and Mikko Raisanen / Ollie Hartas from Finland.

Soderstrom has been labeled at the new hotshot from Sweden. Although not the youngest sailor in the fleet, Mathias only started sailing the F18 4 years ago.

“I started F18 sailing at 50 (now 54) after having a 27 year break from sail racing. We have only done local club sailing in Sweden and have never even had my boat on a trailer.” Says Mathias “After having won all the Swedish F18 races we participated in during the last year, we needed another challenge.”

Mathias credits some of his success to the Goodall design Support he has received “The quality of the boat is good but furthermost the massive support I have got over the years from people representing the brand have been extraordinary. Thomas Ekefalk representing the brand in Sweden for many years and lately also from Greg himself. Without all this help it would have taken me another 5 years to get to where I am today.

Also attending the Championships will be the Finnish invaders of Raisanen and Hartas, although Oli is an Aussie.

 Fresh of a 4th place finish in a fleet of 40 at the Kiel Week regatta, the team is showing they are not that rusty.

“I arrived in Finland about three weeks ago and have not sailed together as much as we’d have liked” says Hartis “Mikko is certainly talented and the boat is fast, so it put a little pressure on us to perform”

Fresh of an Australian 18ft skiff campaign Hartis has been keep sharp “I have been on a fairly intense fitness program both for the skiff an the F18, I’m feeling pretty good about this campaign”

Goodall Design still have C2 catamarans available for delivery before the World Championships, we can even organize to have your new boat delivered to Kiel. Please contact your European dealer to place your order or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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