Breeze on at Formula 18 Americas Championship:
Long Beach, CA (September 6, 2017) – The first day of the 2017 Formula 18 Americas Championship featured big breeze of 18-24 knots and 3 to 5 foot steep waves. While the top teams mastered the conditions, attrition was felt down the rank as the day progressed.
Ken and Eric Marshack (Portland, OR) dominated the day with three bullets. Long time F18 sailors, this father son team are one of three teams sailing with a new sail design called the “Decksweeper,” which along with being one of the heaviest and tallest teams, the combination proved to be very powerful upwind.
In second place are Charles Tomeo and Dalton Tebo (Sarasota, FL) followed by Charles Froeb and Erw…
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Class of 2017: Robbie Naish:
Among this group to be officially inducted on September 24 is windsurfing superstar Robby Naish (Haiku, Hawaii), who won his first world championship title at age 13 and went on to build a multi-million dollar watersports business. This tribute is provided by 2011 inductee Gary Jobson:
Robby Naish literally rode the wave of a new sport and created a professional career tha…
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