UK’s favourite airport parking firm sponsors UK’s favourite foiling team
In February 2018 I Love meet and greet announced its latest exciting partnership with Ben Saxton’s Nacra sailing team. A competitive and successful sailor, Ben competed in the mixed Nacra 17 in the Rio Olympics.
He is teamed with Katie Dabson, and, in just their third regatta, won the Nacra 17 World Championship last September. In a close fought contest, Ben and Katie just beat closest rivals Fernando Echavarri and Tara Pacheco in the final race.
The Nacra 17 is a performance catamaran built to be sailed by mixed-gender crews and made its Olympic debut at Rio 2016.
Featuring curved dagger boards providing vertical lift, the Nacra 17 carries a wider range of crew weight and offers the sailors in the Mixed Multi Hull event the exciting challenge of mastering the potential lift of the curved dagger boards. This lift creates the amazing spectacle of foiling, where the boat is completely out of the water, flying through air.
Photos kindly supplied by Thom Touw Photography