Welcome to the home of the Australian F18 Association. The International Formula 18 class is without a doubt the biggest, most professional and fastest growing class in the world. Even though the Australian fleet has some of the most competitive sailors in the world the Associations focus is on all around participations and complete fleet involvement.
With fleets now extremely active in 4 states (NSW, VIC, QLD and WA) the association is growing in numbers and participation.
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FORMULA 18 CLASS RULES GUIDING PRINCIPLES:
The box measurement rule allows manufacturers to develop catamarans that are competitively priced yet allowing freedom to builders to develop higher levels of performance. Being open to any manufacturer allows many builders and sail makers to compete and so keep costs to a minimum.
The Class remains aware to keeping development under control, maintaining a good balance between cost and performance.
Corrected crew weights allows fairer racing with more ladies involved as helms and crews.
IF18CA measures hulls, hull appendages, rigs and sails which are required to conform to IF18CA standards, such boat parts only being altered to stay in line with current IF18CA rules.