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2022 Immunolin F18 World Championship: Day 3 Delivers

Photo: Anna Suslova

The Friday evening reception for the 2022 Immunolin F18 World Championship hosted by the Clearwater Beach Yacht Club cleared out early, which was a sign of a good thing. After two days of waiting for wind, regatta participants were happily tired from 3 action-filled races in winds that increased during the day.

There were three different first-place finishers, a reflection of the high quality of racing in the 60+ boat fleet. The USA team of Taylor Reiss and Walter Lauridsen took race one in the lightest breeze of the day.

USA’s Ravi Parent, the winner of the recent F18 European Championship, and Severin Gramm took race 2. Argentina’s Cruz Gonzalez Smith and Mariano Heuser won the day’s last race. Parent and Gramm sit in first tonight with 9 points, while the Greek team of Iordanis Paschalidis and Konstantinos Trigkonis are a close second with 12 points.
There are three teams tied for third with 16 points, Argentinas’ Cruz Gonzalez Smith and Mariano Heuser, Australia’s Gavin Colby and Kai Colman, and Spain’s Toni Rivas Mas and Jordi Sanchez Perez.

It’s an early day tomorrow for Day 4, with the first warning signal for 10 AM ET.

Ways to Follow the Regatta:
This website
Daily highlight videos on this website.
Facebook Live Feeds From the Water on the Red Gear Racing Facebook
Red Gear Racing Instagram
TracTrac Race Tracking. Link to follow online or to download the app.
Race Documents (NOR, Sailing Instructions, Registered Competitors)