F16 Worlds 2024 confirmed for Gravedona, Italy

Although the F16 summerbreeze (Europeans) 2023 still needs to take place in French Centre Nautique de Bauduen at Lac de Sainte Croix,  from 16 to 20th of July, we are happy to announce the confirmation already of the 2024 event! So start planning!

In 2024 AVAL/CDV will be hosting the F16 Worlds from 21st till 26st of July.

Thomas Koenig steps down as secretary

Dear F16 friends,

After being in engaged in the class for 7 years, first as President and lately as Secretary, Thomas Koenig steps down from his official function within the class.

Our worldwide community has grown over the years and worldwide racing was established. There are local races, Nationals, Continentals and Worlds and what is most important people do have fun sailing together.
But all these things do not happen by accident. They happen because a bunch of engaged sailors
manage the class successfully and today want to specially thanks Thomas for his engagement the last 7 years.

The F16 boats are among the mightiest beach catamarans on the planet and I enjoyed every minute as President and sailor. Those honorary appointments opened the door to a lot of friendships. But priorities change as life goes by and meanwhile there are other challenges and projects I will focus on. Ofcouse you will still see me on the F16 race course!” – Thomas

At the same time we also want to launch a vacancy for Secretary of the F16 class and to join our great team to move the F16 class forward!

If you’re interested, please contact us via gill.debruyne(at)gmail.com!

F16 Summerbreeze last free spots!

Because of the big interest in the event and restrictions on land from the city of Gravedona there are only 2 free spots for the event at the moment of publishing this message!

Want to be one of the 45 lucky teams? Reguster now! Click the link below and select F16 external!


F16 Summerbreeze in Gravedona: registrations open

With the Notice Of Race now available and the registrations open the first international F16 event of 2021 is taking final shape.

Enjoy the waters of the Lake of Como from 16th till 22nd of July and subscribe now! Online registrations will help the organisation team to prepare in still challenging times.

Event link: https://www.raceoffice.org/event.php?eid=78439556160a553019a54d&lang=eng

See you on Italian waters this summer!

Worlds and Europeans schedule swapped

With travel schedules being unclear, especially for sailors outside of EU the class has decided to change the Europeans and Worlds. We hope this will allow overseas sailors to participate in 2022 at the Worlds.

New tentative schedule:
– From 19 till 23rd July 2021 the Europeans will take place at Lake of Como, Gravedona.
– The Worlds will take place during the 133th Travemunde Woche in Travemunde, Germany: 22.-31.07.2022

The class and organizing club are on track for a succesfull Europeans coming July, the official registration will be announced soon if the travel situation in Europe becomes clear in the coming weeks.

Worlds and Europeans schedule known for 2021/2022

Being at confined at home seems to have it’s advantages as well! We are happy to announce that next to the venue for the 2021 Worlds in Gravedona, Italy, also the venue for the F16 Europeans in 2022 is confirmed in Travemunde, Germany!

Worlds in at Lake of Como, Gravedona: week of July 19th 2021.
Europeans in during the 133th Travemunde Woche in Travemunde, Germany: 22.-31.07.2022

Travemunde will give the class again a great opportunity to gain visibility in the catamaran scene with hopefully the inclusion again of the SAP spectator race course.

Keep in mind, we will look at the opportunity and feasibility to setup an informal F16 event from 19th to 24th of July 2020 if conditions allow.

In some countries signs of re-opening of the sailing waters are there, so have fun on the water soon, but most of all Stay Safe!

F16 worlds postponed

Dear F16 sailors,

Due to the current impact of the Corona virus, we have decided to postpone the F16 worlds to next year.

We have been in very close contact with the AVAL sailing club and based on the latest outcomes, it has been decided to postpone all the already scheduled events by 1 year. World in Como is thus rescheduled for the week of July 19th 2021. And Travemunde toward 2022.

Meanwhile, we will look at the opportunity and feasibility to setup an informal F16 event during the same period (from 19th to 24th of July) which will hopefully allow for people willing to travel to still meet with our fantastic crowd of sailors. Also within the usual time frame we will output the formal yearly reporting.

Looking forward to seeing you and stay safe,