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The 2018 Season in Review – Part 2

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The UIM International Class 3 Offshore season comprised of events held in Scandinavia and Italy, World Championships were only contested by classes C and D.

Finland’s Marcus Johnsson (above – photo courtesy J.Zander Photography) took his sixth UIM Class 3C World Championship while young Swedish driver, Anton Modin added another Class 3A European Championship medal to his trophy cabinet.

Modin and Jansson retain the UIM 3A European Championship

Anton Modin and Susanne Jansson claimed their second UIM Class 3A European Championship win Smögen, Sweden in July.

Modin, driving a Phantom 19 G won both heats as he did with his 2016 title win in Tvedestrand, Norway last year.

The win was even more remarkable after Modin’s hull had suffered heavy damage after the Oskarshamn race 2 weekends before.

His A-82 Offshore racing team instructed Vaxholm Komposit AB to make repairs, and with the clock ticking, the Swedish boat builder excelled.

Anton Modin and Susanne Jansson claimed their second UIM Class 3A European Championship win
Photo: J.Zander Photography

2018 UIM 3A European Championship

Gold)   Anton Modin and Susanne Jansson (SWE) 800 points

Silver)  Thomas Billman and Jonatan Rindar (SWE) 525 points

Bronze) Ilkka Vapaavuori and Late Päivölä (FIN) 525 points

2018 UIM Class 3C World Championship

Marcus Johnsson and Jussi Myllymäki – UIM 3C World Championships
Photo: J.Zander Photography

Johnsson takes another UIM Class 3C World Title in Oregrund, Sweden in early August

Marcus Johnsson and Jussi Myllymäki from Finland, drove their Twister catamaran to 2 heat wins and came second to Mikael Bengtsson and Rasmus Söderholm in the third.

This was Johnsson’s sixth UIM Class 3C World Championship win, having won in 2001, 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Gold)  Marcus Johnsson and Jussi Myllymäki (FIN) 1100 points

Silver) Mikael Bengtsson and Rasmus Söderholm (SWE) 1000 points

Bronze) Niclas Hallgren and Joakim Blomkvist (FIN) 479 points

Norway’s Sundblad Johansen & Aunvik take 3C Euro Gold

Erik Sundblad Johansen and Robert Aunvik won the 2018 UIM Class 3C European Championship at Smögen, Sweden in July.

Sundblad Johansen & Aunvik take 3C Euro Gold
Photo: J.Zander Photography

6 boats from Sweden, Norway and Finland raced over 2 heats in rough seas and windy conditions, which wasn’t easy, as all the teams were competing in Mercury powered Twister catamarans.

Finland’s Marcus Johnsson and Jussi Myllymäki won Heat 1, but a second and a win in Heat 2 was good enough for Sundblad Johansen & Aunvik to secure the title.

2018 UIM 3C European Championship

Gold) Erik Sundblad Johansen and Robert Aunvik (NOR) 700 points

Silver) Jan Trygve Braaten and Andrè Knutsen (NOR) 625 points

Bronze) Marcus Johnsson and Jussi Myllymäki (FIN) 525 points

Bacci and Carpitella are the 2018 UIM 3D World Champions

Bacci and Carpitella – 2018 UIM Class 3D World Champions
Photo: Malc Attrill Photography

Gasbeton, a Victory designed and built hull driven by Lorenzo Bacci and Giovanni Carpitella won the 2018 UIM 3D World Championship in Chioggia, Italy in September.

The veteran pairing took 2 heat wins and a second place to their nearest rivals, Serafino Barlesi and Alessandro Barone.

2018 UIM Class 3D World Championship

Gold) D10 – Lorenzo Bacci (ITA) / Giovanni Carpitella (ITA) 1100 points

Silver) D20 – Serafino Barlesi (ITA) / Alessandro Barone (ITA) 1000 points

Bronze) D3 – Roberto Lo Piano (ITA) / Mario Petroni (ITA) 619 points

The 2018 Season in Review – Part 3

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