Announcements
New Discussions
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Hop To
F18ht class death #40205
11/17/04 04:29 PM
11/17/04 04:29 PM
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 63
jdaf31r Offline OP
journeyman
jdaf31r  Offline OP
journeyman

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 63
I asked this on the 18ht forum but did not get many replies. Is the class dead/dieing.


-- Have You Seen This? --
Not dead at all! [Re: jdaf31r] #40206
11/17/04 04:50 PM
11/17/04 04:50 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 267
Switzerland
alutz Offline
enthusiast
alutz  Offline
enthusiast

Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 267
Switzerland
Here in europe our class benefits from a steady grow.
Only here in switzerland and germany we can welcome 20 new teams this year. there are several manufactores - bimare, ventilo, steahlth and eagle. All of them have no more boats left in the yard and are outsold, since month's...

Ventilo and Eagle have created for 2005 new "wavepiercing" designs.

the racing scene in the europeean F18HT circuit is very nice. It's like a big family, new members receive a warm welcome. On the water we sail very ambitious, without loosing the respect of our fellow competitor's!

For the year 2005 we have created a HT18 Trophy with races in switzerland, germany and of course in italy!

Our boats are light, fast and reliable! the A-Cat for two persons. They feature a true A-Cat Style - Carbon-Mast and are easy to trailor, without disasembling.

All opinions are of course biased!

Check the US-18HT Site
http://www.f18htclass.com/
US-HT18 Forum:
http://wfo3.proboards1.com/

Or our brand new Swiss-18HT Site, in german, french and of course in english!
http://www.18ht.ch
Swiss/German 18HT Forum
http://forum.myphorum.de/list.php?f=12763

Dead or alive? ALIVE


Andi, Switzerland
Team OST
Re: F18ht class death [Re: jdaf31r] #40207
11/17/04 08:45 PM
11/17/04 08:45 PM
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 606
League City, TX
flumpmaster Offline
addict
flumpmaster  Offline
addict

Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 606
League City, TX
There are a couple of 18HT's racing the local circut in Texas. They seem ideally suited to buoy racing on lakes in the right wind conditions. When it get's to really high wind or when sailing in big chop they seem to be at a disadvantage because of limited free board and no jib to reach with. They are still pretty quick though - I've been looking at the back of them all year round the race course!

Chris.


Dave Ingram is my president. tcdyc rules
Re: F18ht class death [Re: jdaf31r] #40208
11/18/04 11:58 AM
11/18/04 11:58 AM
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 1,226
Atlanta
bvining Offline
veteran
bvining  Offline
veteran

Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 1,226
Atlanta
jdaf31r or Jan?

You got 6 responses to this question on the HT class forum -thats not enough? The rest of the class obviously either agreed with the responses or didnt care to justify your question with a response.

http://wfo3.proboards1.com/index.cgi?board=general&action=display&num=1094123407

Your original post on the Ht forum was in broken English, I assumed you were from a European country. I noticed that your grammer has improved with the last post, so if you are from the US let us know and we can help you with your concerns.

Bill Vining
HT class

Re: F18ht class death [Re: bvining] #40209
11/19/04 01:58 PM
11/19/04 01:58 PM
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 63
jdaf31r Offline OP
journeyman
jdaf31r  Offline OP
journeyman

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 63
First, I am not Jan. Second, I did not post on the 18ht forum,nor did I look there for the answer before posting. I only asked the question on the "Cat sailor" 18ht forum which only recieved two responses, and one was a private message. This is why I asked it on the New Forum in hopes to get a bigger response. I am very much interested in the 18ht, but only as a secondary boat that I can use on a local lake by myself (pushing the limits) or with my 9 year old on the trap! I had been very interested in one but a week before I was ready to make the sale, it had been bought. Price $7500 with trailer and sails. I also know yours is for sale at $12K which is way more than I am willing to pay since I have a family and they wouldn't be able to race onboard, like they do now. I am kicking myself for selling my Nacra 5.8na. Meanwhile I will just have to keep sailing Triceratops.

Jon Alvord
F31R, Triceratops


Quote
jdaf31r or Jan?

You got 6 responses to this question on the HT class forum -thats not enough? The rest of the class obviously either agreed with the responses or didnt care to justify your question with a response.

http://wfo3.proboards1.com/index.cgi?board=general&action=display&num=1094123407

Your original post on the Ht forum was in broken English, I assumed you were from a European country. I noticed that your grammer has improved with the last post, so if you are from the US let us know and we can help you with your concerns.

Bill Vining
HT class

Re: F18ht class death [Re: jdaf31r] #40210
11/19/04 05:31 PM
11/19/04 05:31 PM
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 1,226
Atlanta
bvining Offline
veteran
bvining  Offline
veteran

Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 1,226
Atlanta
Sorry that I jumped to conclusions Jon.

The Newport fleet has a charter boat that is owned by the factory and it is for sale - in your price range, contact maurizio at mauriziogiuggioli@virgilio.it

Bill


Moderated by  Damon Linkous 

Search

Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 114 guests, and 97 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Darryl, zorro, CraigJ, PaulEddo2, AUS180
8150 Registered Users
Top Posters(30 Days)
Forum Statistics
Forums26
Topics22,405
Posts267,056
Members8,150
Most Online2,167
Dec 19th, 2022
--Advertisement--
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1