Zoom 8

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Zoom 8
Zoom8logo.png
Class symbol
Zoom8.svg
Boat
Crew 1
Hull
Hull weight 44 kg (with fittings)
LOA 2.65 m
Beam 1.45 m
Sails
Mainsail area 4.9 m2

The Zoom8 is a youth racing dinghy sailed in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Austria, the Netherlands, Estonia, Latvia and Russia. It is designed by the Finn Henrik Segercrantz. The Zoom8 is considered an excellent transition dinghy from the Optimist and the more physically demanding dinghies such as the Laser, Europe and 29er, and although many attempts have been made by other classes to fill this gap, the Zoom8 dinghy is one of the few to have succeeded.

Zoom8 on shore

The Swedish Zoom8 Association note that the Zoom 8 is a calm, safe boat and simple enough that beginners are able to sail it.

The Zoom8 has been spread all over Sweden since 1995 followed a few years later by Denmark and these two countries have won numerous medals in the European and World Championships.

World Champions [1][edit]

Male World Champion[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze
2010, Tallinn Yacht Club, Lohusalu, Estonia  Carsten Faubel (DEN)  Carsten F.FaubelVictor Silen (FIN)  Alexender Shelting (RUS)
2011, Hanko, Finland, 71 Entries  Pontus Dahl (SWE)  Victor Silen (FIN)  Alexander Gronblom (FIN)
2012, KSSS, Stockholm, Sweden  Simon Weideskog (SWE)  Juuso Roihu (EST)  Victor Silén (FIN)
2013, Ran Seilforening, Straume, Sotra, Fjell, Norway  David Bjelkarøy Westervik (NOR)  Alexander Dahl Høgheim (NOR)  Martin Õunap (EST)
2014, Åstrup, Denmark  Sophus Jarvig (DEN)  Pontus Karlsson (SWE)  Sebastian Norup (DEN)
2015, Wolfgangsee, Austria   ()   ()   ()
2016, Kuressaare, Estonia  Ilari Muhonen (FIN)  Christoffer Sörlie (NOR)  Lucas Karlemo (FIN)
2017, Sweden [2]  JAKOB HAUD (EST)  LUCAS KARLEMO (FIN)  DMITRY GOLOVKIN (RUS)

Female World Champion[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze
2010, Tallinn Yacht Club, Lohusalu, Estonia[3]  Noora Ruskola (FIN)  Helene Mjelde Gjerde (NOR)  Hanna Johansson (SWE)
2011, Hanko, Finland
42 Entries
 Anna Munch (DEN)  Valentina Faihs (AUT)  Dopping Jacqueline (DEN)
2012, KSSS, Stockholm, Sweden  Anna Munch (DEN)  Ella von Melen (SWE)  Signe Søgaard Hansen (DEN)
2013, Ran Seilforening, Straume, Sotra, Fjell, Norway, 38 Entries  Catharina Sandman (FIN)  Saara Tukiainen (FIN)  Emilie Homstvedt (NOR)
2014, Åstrup, Denmark  Ronja Grönblom (FIN)  Ebru Bolat (ROU)  Julie Havn (DEN)
2015, Wolfgangsee, Austria   ()   ()   ()
2016, Kuressaare, Estonia  Cecilia Dahlberg (FIN)  Emma Grönblom (FIN)  Sofia Tynkkynen (FIN)
2017, Sweden[4]  Lilian TANHUANPÄÄ (FIN)  Arina LATYNINA (RUS)  Emma GRÖNBLOM (FIN)

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