About this Sailboat:
Hobie Cat® and Tiki Water Sports of West Florida Present the Wild Cat Formula 18 Racing Catamaran
True to its name, the ride on the Wild Cat is fast, wild, and exciting. It was first raced at the F18 Worlds in Belgium, July 11-17 and made its U.S. debut at the F18 Nationals in Long Beach, California, September 8-12, 2009. Doug Skidmore, president of Hobie Cat Company, described the Wild Cat as an unbelievably fast boat that takes F18 racing to a new level.
The Fiberglass/Foam Sandwich-constructed Hobie® Wild Cat was built by a team of some of the best naval architects, Olympic sailors, and sailmakers in the world with input from the worlds best F18 racers and backed up by Hobies own technical and sales/marketing staff. Built for a two-person race crew and raced with a spinnaker for maximum performance, the wave-piercing hull design is designed to conform to Formula 18 racing rules. The ISAF F18 Class is the fastest growing catamaran racing fleet in the world.
Features abound in the Wild Cat. A modern wing mast section effectively becomes part of the sail, providing better lift and less drag while racing. The high aspect rudder and centerboards are hyrdodynamically more efficient than a conventional low aspect design that creates unnecessary drag. They also provide more lift for better windward performance.
CONTACT: Jeff Drechsler at TIKI WATER SPORTS @ (# removed) or Jeff@MainsailNews.TV
Equipment on Board:
Harken mainsheet and spinnaker blocks; Spinlock Cunningham blocks; mesh trampoline; carbon rudder blades, daggerboards, and telescopic tiller extension; and separate spinnaker tack point and halyard.////Options:
Aluminum Trailer w/ Mast Stand & Double Rollers