NACRA 15 CLASS
Responsible : Nicolas Grange
The Nacra 15 was designed from scratch to the ISAF criteria to become the new official ISAF youth catamaran, as the older catamarans in this program need replacement. The Nacra 15 resembles a lot to its bigger sister, the Olympic Nacra 17. In fact, the Nacra 15 is a mini version of the Olympic Nacra 17, creating a pathway towards the Olympics.
The Nacra 15 carries two curved dagger boards that provide lift. This provides an extra dimension in sailing, as the Nacra 15 is a semi-foiling catamaran. More lift means; drag reduced means; more speed and excitement.
At high level, the Nacra 15 needs to be mixed. Since its launch in 2015 and the first events in 2016, Switzerland has proven to be a powerful nation with already a lot of amazing international results in this class! Here are some of them:
2016 Youth World Championship: 7th
2017 Youth World Championship: 1st
2017 World Nacra 15 Championship: 8th
2018 Youth World Championship: 6th
2018 Nacra 15 European Championship: 3rd
2018 Youth Olympic Games: 10th
2019 Youth World Championship: 10th
In 2019, the Swiss fleet will be even stronger with more boats on the starting line, an Elite Team formed with the best crews and a proper championship in Switzerland! Let's follow the action!