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F16 Euros 2014 @Le Touquet: Kim-Anne Le Formal & Ben Amiot Champs
Monday, 04 August 2014

F16 Europeans 2014: France beats Australia & Belgium: "This year, sailing superpower Australia seems to have no serious challengers. But at the F16 Europeans in Le Touquet Daniel and Nathan van Kerckhof on a Viper had to give way to the young and promising French sailor Kim-Anne Le Formal on a Falcon.

With Flying Phantom crew Benjamin Amiot, they managed to grab the F16 European crown 2014 in a very close fight with the other top teams. 

The Europeans on the French Channel coast saw more than 30 teams from Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Australia. One third of the fleet were youth teams, solo sailors had registered as well and there were highly competitive mixed and women’s teams on the water as well. All brands were present and despite the fact that it still is the sailor and not the boat winning or loosing, it seems that the box rule is working. There was no signfificant dominance of any brand and that’s the way Formula classes should be run.



Results F16 Worlds 2014
Tuesday, 08 July 2014

Adrian Fawcett and Jesse Dobie World Champion F16

World Championship F16 was sailed from June 23 - 27 in Newport, USA. 4 days of racing and 29 boats at the start. Youth teams, mixed teams, solo sailors,... An unique mix, typical for the F16 class.


Here is a report about the event where you can read about the venue, the sailors, top 5, a link to the full results and a letter of the US chairman with a big thanks to event sponsor Red Gear Racing.


Picture of the podium2014_f16_podium:



F16 worlds started
Tuesday, 24 June 2014

The 2014 F16 worlds start today in Newport, USA!   f16_worlds_2014_practice
First start at the practice race


Great fleet of boats with ex-Olympic sailors joining in: Pease and Jay Glaser and Robbie Daniels.

Want to stay up to date on the action?
Check the F16 worlds facebook page or the F16 international facebook page

Register online for F16 Europeans
Friday, 16 May 2014

Register now online for this years Europeans in France, Le Touquet. Great venue and great people! Register now.


Spring training F16 @ Lago di Como
Tuesday, 22 April 2014

This past Eastern week-end was the end of the first F16 Spring Training. Meeting point was Italian village Domaso on Lake Como.





We had a coming and going of different F16. In total 7 boats from 4 nations showed up for this European season kick off!



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Latest News F16 Worlds USA
Tuesday, 08 April 2014


Ever wonder how badly you might get waxed by an Olympic Sailor?  Or maybe by a guy who was born when Franklin D. Roosevelt was President, who just happens to be sailing with a woman who may be older than your grandma.  Or a couple kids who are the defending USF-16 Champions, but still not out of high school? Well, if you’re coming to the F16 Worlds in Newport, RI in June, you’re soon to find out.

We’ve got a great fleet of 23 boats signed up already, stacked with talent…

Formula 16 Worlds 2014: Sailing festival in Newport/ Rhode Island
Thursday, 27 February 2014

Sailing Newport will host the 2014 Worlds of the International Formula 16 Class Association.


From June, 24th until Friday, 27th the class of the light and fast beach catamarans will race at one of the most exposed venues in sailing.


Although being a multi-generation catamaran, the Formula 16 boats have been the nursery of many crews sailing the Olympic Nacra 17 today. After Henri Demesmaeker was crowned the youngest World Champion ever apart from the optimist dinghy in Travemuende last year, let’s take a thorough look on young hotshots showing up in Newport, dropping their calling card for future F18 or Nacra 17 racing.


Registration is open for double-handed and singlehanded crews. Charter boats will be available.


Further information on http://f16worlds2014.org/


Letter from the President
Monday, 23 December 2013
Dear Formula 16 Sailors,

The year after ISAF’s move towards the Nacra17 was a difficult one. The vote was followed 

by a loss of some highly professional sailors, not any more promoting our mission of 

supporting a fast and easy to handle catamaran. On the other hand, we don’t have to handle 

an Olympic issue and thus can concentrate on the development of our class that did see 

some highlights this year. 

Henri Demesmaeker voted 2013 Catsailor of the Year
Thursday, 05 December 2013

CatSailingNews organised a poll to vote for CatSailor of the Year. Poll closed on Dec 1, 10:36PM Buenos Aires Time and Henry Demesmaeker beat US Young Guns Taylor Reiss & Mattew Whitehead (2013 F18 Youth World Champs) and Nr 1 Pro sailor of 2013, Billy Besson (2013 Nacra 17 & F18 World Champ). Henry got a WC of  his own sailing with 2X F18 WC Jeroen Van Leeuwen, together they managed to grab our Formula 16 Worlds. What is so special about Henry? Well, becoming WC at 12 Yrs old is a quite remarkable achievement. having Jeroen as crews was a super plus help, but Henry was the one helming at the nice windy conditions at Travemunde. 

Check reports of the event at the website of CatSailingNews.




F-16 Class World General Meeting Minutes
Wednesday, 21 August 2013

F-16 Class World General Meeting Minutes held in Travemünde on 25 July 2013

Open at 8 PM in F16 tent.

NED, FRA, GER, INT represented


IF16 President: no report

IF16 Treasurer: no report provided from treasurer

IF16 secretary:

Target strategy: rebuilt IF16A with a strong & efficient, social and sport program development, keeping close attention to global cost saving: approved.

2013 F16 worlds
Sunday, 28 July 2013

What a great event it was!! The 2013 F16 worlds in Travemunde, Germany is one to remember.

The F16 class would like to thank first the German F16 organisation and the Lubecker Yacht Club for organising such a top event. We also want to thank Antoine, our Secretary, for all the work he has put into the class over the last years and to get the class where it is today.

During the 5 day event 18 races were sailed by the 32 teams, representing 8 nations.

Information about F16 Worlds Travemünde
Monday, 11 March 2013

The organizers of the Travemuende week have worked out a presentation for the F16 worlds 2013. Have a look and you will see this is an event worth attending. See you all there!

F16 Worlds - NOR
Tuesday, 12 February 2013

The NOR for our F16 Worlds is now online at http://www.travemuender-woche.com/en/noticeofrace/index.html

With five World Championships and a big F18 event, Travemuende will host the biggest catamaran regatta worldwide this year.

There will be five racing days and after the second day of racing, a show race event with the best 15 teams will be organized right at the shore side for the spectators and the world sailing press.  

Getting prepared for the Worlds: register for the German Nationals on Sylt Island in the North of Germany. Germany's hot spot not only provides challenging sailing conditions with high tides, currents and big waves on the open sea. The hosting club has a long regatta history and will offer you professional services, a race committee with alot of catamaran experience and a superb location right on the beach. Besides, Sylt is Germany's party island with world class entertainment. As you can only reach this island by train or ferry, don't be horrified when looking at the transport rates. The club will support long distance travelers, so the official fares can be cut by half at least. Those of you, who will have to travel back between the German Nationals and the Worlds in Travemuende,  can store their boats near Hamburg. Have a look at www.sylter-catamaran-club.de and register!


US bid for F16 Worlds 2014
Thursday, 17 January 2013
We are happy to announce that we received a US bid for the next F16 Worlds 2014.
This is the first bid for this major event. If we receive another bid before end of July, we will organize a vote to chose the location.
Please also let us know your bids for the F16 Worlds 2015.
At the end of July 2013 we will confirm the Worlds location for 2014 and we will propose the received bids for Worlds 2015.
2014 major event bids
Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Dear F16 sailors,

The F16GC is looking forward to recieve bids from Nations or clubs for the organization of major F16 events in 2014.

At this moment we did not received any offer but it will be highly preciated if there are clubs or people who are willing to do  the organization for a major event.

We as class do need to know in time the dates for these type of major events to communicate this with the sailors.

 Hope to hear from you soon.

Best regards,

Hans Klok

President F16 GC 

F16 Worlds 2013
Monday, 20 August 2012

The next F16 Worlds will take place July 20-27, 2013 and will be hosted by the Travemünde Yacht club, together with the Travemünde Woche. This will be a great venue with alot of sailors.

More info will follow later.

We ask the National Associations to present us their bids for European and World 2014 and 2015 events.

F16 Europeans
Tuesday, 14 August 2012

The F16 Europeans have just finished and it was a great event to be present at!




42 boats entered. Different brands present: Bimare, Blade, Cirrus, Falcon, Nacra and Viper, with good numbers of every design. Belgians, Dutch, German, French, Swiss,… a lot of nationalities fighting for the European title. 




The level has increased a lot compared to last year with at least 3 teams campaigning for the Olympics of 2016.


Before the Europeans all participants could also participate in a local race, the Trofeo Restano, organised by neighour sailing club Domaso. The racing on Sunday would then been considered the practice race for the Europeans. 



Bimare F16
Falcon F16
Nacra F16
Cirrus Q F16
Viper F16



After the price giving the F16 Europeans got their official kick-of with some very nice Italian food and drinks. Great way to start the week.



We had a great week of sailing, with all kind of winds: from very light over moderate to quite heavy winds on the last day. Tom Phipps and Niki Boniface dominitad the pack and sailed themselves consistently to victory!
















Check here for a full gallery of pictures + a full report of the event written by Antoinne Meunier.





Picture of final results:




Report from Antoine Meunier:

F16 Europeans NOR online
Tuesday, 19 June 2012

More information on the F16 event in Gravedona Italy is available on the website http://www.avalcdv.it

Download the NOR here: bit.ly/KFKX3N

 See you there!


F16 Europeans at Lake Como, 4-11th of August
Monday, 09 January 2012

We are please to announce the venue & date of the 2012 F16 Europeans. Gravedona welcomes us again from 4 to 11th of August.

 Provisional schedule:

Friday   3rd  August   Measuring
Saturday   4th August  Measuring
Sunday  5th August  Measuring and Invitation race
Monday  6th August  Race 1,2,3    Start 13.00
Tuesday  7th August  Race 4,5,6    Start 13.00
Wednesday  8th August  Race 7,8,9    Start 13.00
Thursday  9th August  Race 10,11,12   Start 13.00
Friday   10th August  Race 13,14    Start 11.00
Latest signal not later than 15.00 hour and price giving around 17.00 hour

Stay tuned for more information on event website, notice of race, etc.

Important notice Europeans
Monday, 12 December 2011

Dear F16 sailors,


Please have a look at the F16 forum because there is a very important notice about the F16 Europeans 2012.

When there are questions please contact me.


Best regards,

Hans Klok

F16 Governing Council chairman. 

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