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Light Winds & Big Fun at PortFest

posted Oct 7, 2013, 9:06 AM by sfformula18   [ updated Oct 7, 2013, 9:08 AM ]

Three F18s raced four short courses to entertain the fans onshore at the 2013 Redwood City Portfest. “It may be only 5-knots of wind, but we can still make our boats go,” said skipper Cherie Sogsti. “That's part of the F18's charm—we don't need much wind to have fun.”

“When you're sailing in light breeze it's more mental and less physical,” said Dan Peake who sailed with Alex van Brunt on his Nacra Infusion MK2. “I am hard pressed to think of a better hobby,” said Peake. “Racing the F18 is cerebral; it's like a video game: many fun levels, pit falls, set backs and good graphics.”

The newest member of our local F18 fleet, Nicholas, took the light wind opportunity and put his kids on the trapeze line. One on each side, of course. Proving that you're never too young to start sailing an F18.

When you're racing an F18, light winds translates to big fun.