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24 juli 2011
Strong competition at Delphis WK Dart18 2011

The Delphis Dart18 World Championship is about to start. From Monday July 25th about 90 teams from 9 countries will race each other off the coast of Knokke in Belgium. This year the event has a special touch as 35 years of International Dart 18 sailing is been celebrated.

The Dart 18 is a radical and at the same time friendly Catamaran Class which was created 35 years ago by Rodney March, the designer that is also responsible for the design of the former Olympic Tornado Catamaran. The class is recognized by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) as a one design class.

This Dart 18 worlds will see more competitors taking part than any other one design Catamaran class in the world. The Dart 18 is sailed by a crew of 2 persons.

Among the entries there are several top sailors like the World Champions of 2008 and 2009 Emmanuel Dodé and Fred Monreau from France, the team that won the 2007 Worlds Dan Norman en Melanie Rogers (GBR) and the ex World Champions from 2004 Thierry en Christine Wibeaux (FRA). Also the ruling English and Dutch Champions Alan and Fiona Kernick from Great Britain will start the event.
The Championships are organised by the Royal Belgium Sailing Club (RBSC) Het Zoute in Knokke, a sailingclub with loads of experience with International top sailing events. During the event it will be possible to follow the sailors live with a GPS track system on webstite

In addition to the title sponsor Delphis Container Transport, this years Dart18 Worlds Championships are supported by Knokke-Heist, Province of West-Vlaanderen, Gaastra International Sportswear, National Loterij Belgium, McDonalds, Landrover, Windsport International, Vivium Assurances, Fluxys Gastransport, Hansgrohe en Metapro Network Event Kortrijk Xpo.


For more information on the Delphis Dart18 Worlds please contact:

Royal Belgium Sailing Club
Sven Janssens, Beachmaster
Mobile: +32 475928005

International Dart Association
Nicolette van Gorp, Voorzitter
Mobile: +31 (0)6 51577809


Royal Belgian Sailing Club
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