Preparation for the Formula 18 World Championship 2007, Yeppoon in Australia..The Formula 18 class, with its F18 abbreviation, is one of the success stories in the sport catamaran scene. It was started in the early 1990s and quickly grew to a full sized ISAF recognised class with big racing fleets all over the globe. Before the turn of the century, the F18 class was attracting up to 150 boats and crews to their world championships. Since then a limit has been placed on attendance (max 150) and therefore qualifier rounds are held in several areas to decide who may go to the world championships and who may not..Currently the F18 class is serviced by 11 professional boatbuilders who all have designed and built their own F18 boat. This is possible because the F18 class is a Formula class. This means that any boat that adheres to a certain limited set of general design specifications may participate in all F18 races. This has led to a score of homebuilders and professional builders to design their own F18 boats and racing them in this class.

Preparation for the Formula 18 World Championship 2007, Yeppoon in Australia..The Formula 18 class, with its F18 abbreviation, is one of the success stories in the sport catamaran scene. It was started in the early 1990s and quickly grew to a full sized ISAF recognised class with big racing fleets all over the globe. Before the turn of the century, the F18 class was attracting up to 150 boats and crews to their world championships. Since then a limit has been placed on attendance (max 150)...
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