Nacra 15

Summary

The Nacra 15 is a performance catamaran used for racing. It went into production in 2015. It was designed as a smaller version of the Olympic multihull class, the Nacra 17.

Nacra 15
Development
DesignerMorrelli & Melvin, Nacra Sailing
Year2015
RoleYouth World Championships & Youth Olympic Games Multihull
NameNacra 15
Hull
Hull weightBoat Weight 140 kg (310 lb)
LOH4.70 m (15.4 ft)
Beam2.35 m (7 ft 9 in)
Sails
Mainsail area13.6 m2 (146 sq ft)
Jib/genoa area3.3 m2 (36 sq ft)
Spinnaker area16.5 m2 (178 sq ft)
Racing
RYA PN734

Youth SelectionEdit

In early 2015, World Sailing announced that they were looking for a new youth multihull for the ISAF Youth World Championships with a targeted crew weight of approx 110–130 kg . Nacra Sailing announced two bids for the trials, the existing Nacra 16 and the all new Nacra 15. After the trials and extensive consideration by World Sailing at their AGM in China, the Nacra 15 was confirmed as the new Youth World Championships class.[1] It was also un-expectedly announced as a new class for the Youth Olympic Games. In 2016 British RYA selected the Nacra 15 as their new Youth Multihull boat,[2] replacing the Spitfire.

ConfigurationsEdit

Nacra 15 Club Nacra 15 World Sailing Nacra 15 FCS
Hull Colour White White White
Main & Jib Colour White White White
Spinnaker Colour Red/White/Blue Red/White/Blue Red/White/Blue
Dagger Board Shape Straight Curved Z-Boards
Dagger Board Construction Aluminium Carbon Composite Carbon Composite
Rudder Winglets No Yes Yes

EventsEdit

Youth Olympic GamesEdit

Year Gold Silver Bronze
  2018 Buenos Aires (details)   Argentina
Dante Cittadini [es]
Teresa Romairone [es]
  France
Titouan Petard
Kenza Coutard
  Netherlands
Laila Van der Meer
Bjarne Bouwer
  2022 Dakar Postponed to 2026 due to COVID-19 pandemic

Open World ChampionshipsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
  2016 Lake Como   Great Britain
Jack Butters
James King
  Great Britain
Alex Philpot
Jess D'Arcy
  Netherlands
Bjarne Bouwer
Eliott Savelon
  2017 Lake Garda   Netherlands
Bjarne Bouwer
Eliott Savelon
  Belgium
Lucas Clayessens
Gauthier Verlhurst
  Australia
Georgia Payne
Daniel Brown
  2018 Barcelona[3]   Belgium
Henri Demesmaeker
Frédérique Van Eupen
  France
Doran Gouron Le Roch
Kenza Coutard
  France
Thomas Proust
Clément Martineau
  2019 Marseille[4]   Australia
Ruben Booth
Rita Booth
  Germany
Jesse Lindstädt
Lisa Rausch
  Italy
Andrea Spagnolli
Alice Cialfi
  2020 Geneva Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
  2021 La Grande-Motte[5]   Switzerland
Axel Grandjean
Noëmi Fehlmann
  France
Thomas Proust
Eloïse Clabon
  France
Manolo Geslin-Grimaud
Marion Declef

Youth World ChampionshipsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
  2016 Auckland[6]   France
Tim Mourniac
Charles Dorange
  United States
Romain Screve
Ian Brill
  Belgium
Henri Demesmaeker
Isaura Maenhaut
  2017 Sanya[7]   Switzerland
Max Wallenberg
Amanda Bjork-Anastassov
  Australia
Shannon Dalton
Jayden Dalton
  Belgium
Lucas Claeyssens
Anne Vandenberghe
  2018 Corpus Christi[8]   Argentina
Teresa Romairone
Dante Cittadini
  Italy
Andrea Spagnolli
Giulia Fava
  New Zealand
Greta Stewart
Tom Fyfe
  2019 Gdynia[9]   Australia
Will Cooley
Rebecca Hancock
  France
Titouan Petard
Marion Declef
  Germany
Silas Mühle
Levke Möller
  2020 Salvador Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
  2021 Al-Mussanah[10]   France
Thomas Proust
Eloïse Clabon
  United States
Kay Brunsvold
Cooper Delbridge
  Switzerland
Axel Grandjean
Noémie Fehlmann
  2022 The Hague

Foiling World ChampionshipsEdit

Year Gold Silver Bronze
  2019 Marseille [11]   Belgium
Lucas Claeyssens
Anne Vandenberghe
  Great Britain
Owen Bowerman
Jasmine Williams
  Great Britain
Benno Marstaller
Theo Williams
  2021 La Grande Motte





European ChampionshipsEdit

Year Gold Silver Bronze
  2018 Lake Como [12]   Belgium
Henri Demesmaeker
Frédérique Van Eupen
  Italy
Andrea Spagnolli
Giulia Fava
   Switzerland
Arnaud Grange
Marie van der Klink
  2021 Silvaplana [13]   France
Clement Martineau
Thomas Proust
  France
Camille Rigaud
Julien Moutarde
  France
Manolo Geslin Grimaud
Marion Declef
  2022 Carnac [14]    Switzerland
Axel Grandjean
Noémie Fehlmann
  France
Clement Martineau
Lou Mourniac
  France
Camille Rigaud
Lorcan Johnson

Youth Olympic Games QualifiersEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
  2017 Medemblik   Great Britain
Benno Marstaller
Chloe Collenette
  Australia
Shannon Dalton
Jayden Dalton
   Switzerland
Max Wallenberg
Amanda Bjork-Anastassov
  2017 Miami   United States
Nicolas Martin
AnnaClare Sole
  United States
Mark Brunsvold
Dylan Heinz
  United States
Ben Rosenberg
Claire Housey
  2018 Brisbane   Australia
Will Cooley
Evie Haseldine
  Australia
Tom Crockett
Tahine Caldecoat
  Australia
Ashleigh Swadling
George Morton

European Super SeriesEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
  Weymouth   Germany
Silas Mühle
Levke Möller
  Belgium
Lucas Claeyssens
Anne Vandenberghe
  Australia
Shannon Dalton
Raffael Torre
  Workum   Australia
Georgia Payne
Nathan Bryant
  Germany
Silas Mühle
Levke Möller
  Germany
Jesse Lindstaedt
Lisa Rausch
  Kiel   France
Thomas Proust
Julien Moutarde
  France
Margaux Billy
Leo Maurin
  France
Armand Clabon
Lou Berthomieu
  Geneva    Switzerland
Elouan Gäumann
Noëmi Fehlmann
  France
Titouan Pétard
Marion Declef
  Great Britain
Theo Williams
Jasmine Williams
  Knokke Heist   Belgium
Lucas Claeyssens
Anne Vandenberghe
  Germany
Jesse Lindstaedt
Lisa Rausch
  Netherlands
Bart Kooijman Beuk
Floris Lampe
  2019 Overall   Germany
Silas Mühle
Levke Möller
  Belgium
Lucas Claeyssens
Anne Vandenberghe
  Great Britain
Theo Williams
Jasmine Williams
Event Gold Silver Bronze
  Barcelona   France
Titouan Petard
Lou Berthomieu
  Belgium
Lucas Claeyssens
Anne Vandenberghe
  France
Clement Martineau
Adele Hovnaniam
  Weymouth Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
  Workum Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
  Kiel Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
  Knokke Heist Excluded from series due to COVID-19 travel restrictions
  Belgium
Lucas Claeyssens
Morgane De Vos
  Netherlands
Olivier Jaquet
Ghislaine Van Empel
  Belgium
Kwinten Borghijs
Lieselotte Borghijs
  2020 Overall Series cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nacra 15 selected as the next Youth multihull".
  2. ^ http://www.rya.org.uk/newsevents/news/Pages/british-youth-sailing-team-committed-to-catamaran-challenge.aspx
  3. ^ http://www.nacra15class.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/FINAL-RESULTS-N15-Worlds-2018.pdf
  4. ^ http://www.ycpr.net/upload/contenu/Evenements/2019%20Worlds%20Nacra%2015/d5.pdf
  5. ^ https://www.manage2sail.com/fr-FR/event/N15WC2021#!/results?classId=N15
  6. ^ https://sailing.org/uploads/youthworlds/16_YW_Results_n15.html
  7. ^ https://www.sailing.org/uploads/youthworlds/17_YW_n15.html
  8. ^ https://www.sailing.org/uploads/youthworlds/18_YW_nacra15.html
  9. ^ https://www.sailing.org/uploads/youthworlds/nacra15.html
  10. ^ https://www.sailing.org/uploads/youthworlds/2021yswcMultihullMixed.html
  11. ^ https://voilelapellemarseille.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/nacra15foil_general-1.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  12. ^ http://www.avalcdv.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2018-Nacra-15-13-prove-Final.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  13. ^ "Nacra 15 / 2021 European Championship manage2sail".
  14. ^ "Nacra 15 / 2022 European Championship manage2sail".

External linksEdit

  • Nacra Sailing, the builders
  • Nacra 15 Class Association
  • UK Nacra 15 Class Association
  • World Sailing Youth Olympics Microsite Website
  • UK Dealer - Nacra UK Website
  • UK Dealer - Fluid Website
  • Nacra 15 (YouTube video)