An amazing race season for Simon Northrop and Josh O’Brien in the F18!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Hyde Sails F18Hyde Sails Kent’s F18 team of Simon Northrop and Josh O’Brien close out the season with a spectacular victory at the final event of the year at Weston Sailing club.

Racing was tight in tricky conditions but the team held off all comers including two of the country’s top Olympic teams currently training for Rio 2016 and a selection of New Foiling 20 foot cats proving that the weapon of choice in mixed fleet regattas is still the venerable F18.

The Team not only won the event but they also took home the Nacra National Championship and F18 Class prize capping a truly memorable season for the boys !!

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Hyde Sails 2014 F18 Season highlights

  • 1st Datchet F18 TT
  • 1st Minnis Bay F18 TT
  • 1st F18 and 1st Overall in the Solent Slog Long Distance Race
  • 1st Dutch F18 Championship
  • 2nd Texel Dutch Open
  • 5th Round Texel Race (300 boats competing).
  • Top British Team at F18 World championships in Bangor Ireland.
  • 2nd UK Forts Race Weekend
  • 2nd Stokes Bay F18 TT
  • 2nd Grafham F18 TT
  • 1st Weston F18 TT
  • 1st Weston Cat open
  • Nacra National Champions 2014

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