2018 Paper Tiger Catamaran International Championships

Frankston, Victoria, Australia

The 2018 Internationals were held at Frankston Yacht Club, Victoria, Australia and hosted by the Victorian Paper Tiger Catamaran Association.  The even ran from the 30th March 2018 until 2nd April 2018.

Full results can be found at: https://www.mysailingclub.com.au/DisplayResults/DisplayPublicSeriesResults?Id=268&Id2=2018%20Paper%20Tiger%20International%20Champ or a PDF version of the results.

Paper Tiger Internationals – Kiwi Clean Sweep
The 2018 Maersk Line Paper Tiger Internationals were dominated by a strong New Zealand contingent, claiming all podium positions, and outsailing the Aussies to win the coveted team’s trophy.

The event, hosted by Frankston Yacht Club in Victoria, Australia, saw a fleet of 48 boats take to the waters of Port Phillip Bay over the Easter long weekend.

Hayden Percy, from Napier Sailing Club in New Zealand, sailed an impressive regatta with six heat wins to be crowned 2018 International Champion. With outstanding boat speed in all conditions, Percy’s success was driven by a refined rig setup, using a North Sail and stiffened mast, along with a dedicated training program leading up to the event.

The kiwi domination continued with Derek Scott and Dylan Taylor claiming second and third overall respectively. Greg Williams was the best placed Australian, finishing the series in 5th place overall.

This year’s event saw a keen contingent of eight junior sailors represented in the fleet. Tom Maidment from New Zealand took home the Junior title, with Bailey Hord from Australia keeping the pressure on to finish second. Both sailors finished in the top 20 of the open fleet, and will be ones to watch in the future!

The event was made possible by Maersk Line, who generously shipped the 20 boat New Zealand Team to Melbourne for the event. Supporting sponsors included Permex, Bluestreak Sail Battens, Maui Jim Sunglasses, Ronstan and Redhead Sails.

The Paper Tiger class continues to provide a great social atmosphere and affordable racing, with half of the top 10 boats, including the winner, home built by their skippers. Professionally made boats are available through Australian Fibreglass Composites.

The 2019 event will be held over Easter at Napier Sailing Club, New Zealand.

(Article found at https://www.catsailingnews.com/2018/04/paper-tiger-internationals-2018.html

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For further information, Notice of Race and entries, please visit the event page at https://www.vicpapertiger.org.au/internationals-2018

 

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Racing Information

NOR is available by going to the event website. Supplementary sailing instructions will be available soon. Nine races are scheduled over four days over the Easter period. A standard triangular course will be raced (bottom gate included) on Port Phillip Bay directly out from Frankston Yacht Club.

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