Maybe it's time the HCA-NA worked with the F18 class.
If the Nationals were held together there could be a F18 champion and a Tiger champion at the same event.
Unfortunately that option is expressly forbidden in the F18 rules. According to the F18 rules it's illegal to seperate out different makes for trophies. Don't shoot the messenger. I'm just wanting to let you know.
I was very dissappointed when the H16's were scheduled so close to the F18 Nationals. We really tried to get the date out early so that this wouldn't be a factor. I believe the H16's hands were tied to that weekend for some reason if I remember correctly.
I think it's becoming obvious that the US can't support 3 Nationals a year for different F18's. I personally believe if you are going to sail an F18 your Nationals of choice should be the NAF18's. This is coming from me, the biggest one-design proponent that there is. If we had a lot more boats actively raced in the US this might not be the case.
Carlyle is looking forward to putting on the best NAF18 regatta yet. We are very excited about it.
Get your registration in and don't miss it. http://northamericans.naf18.com/