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  1. Sonofagun

    Hervey Bay A Class Worlds

    So, two different courses, two different beers. If I have a foiler and drink a classic beer, does this make me flop? ...and i thought it was the rake adjustment.
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    Hervey Bay A Class Worlds

    Two consecutive regattas _Aus Nats and Worlds Separate courses for flyers and classics at the worlds. Plan is one course in Nats
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    Hervey Bay A Class Worlds

    Heating up in Oz..... New boats, new names, familiar names, big names heading north. Bookies have Gashby and Stevie as favourites. Who else in the top 5? From Outeridge, Tuke, Mischa, then the Bs....Burling, Bradshaw, Brewer, Bundy, Beattie, Big Dave, Bags, Bulka, Benson And the Classics... Landy, Scottie, WnW, Erwanker, AClass Sailor, SonofaB, Dougie the Gun Bags says bring your measurement certificates https://www.sailherveybay.com.au
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    A Class Worlds - Classic Division

    Dougy the Gun! Theres a name not heard on MA for a while DtG last seen in embryonic stages of dominating short fat A Class, and cross training in Australias Ninja Warrior. Both stepping stones to taking on the Classic division. With such a rich pedigree in A Class we all thought he was the next Gashby. Alas...
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    A Class Worlds - Classic Division

    Portarlington. Buy him a new clipboard and a case of coronas ignore that sonofa b
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    A Class Worlds - Classic Division

    Before there was foiling, we had skimming. Skimming was disruptive too. So was trapezing downhill and the wildthing. Bring back the good old classic days with reaches, runs and nosedives.
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    DNA A Class Catamaran Classic conversion

    SS, there were 2 different radius and lengths on DNA C boards. Both had success. My take was the shorter more curved boards were better for skimming. Havent got measurements sorry. I reckon your proposed solution of shortening your boards to measure in 0.75 is fine. You could even move top plate outboard a little and shorten more. That should give more horizontal and therefore more lift. Have fun!
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    DNA A Class Catamaran Classic conversion

    On rake, the original C slider had about 12mm travel. The J boards use heaps more rake to create lift to fly. You wont need the full travel to get skimming. Too much rake in windy the c will lift out and step sid3ways. Exciting but slow. Beware that at zero rake in windy the boat can trip even with winglets. Have fun
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    DNA A Class Catamaran Classic conversion

    The original C boards entered and exited through the hull centreline. The j boards may have changed this. If you use the converted cases check your tips dont go closer than 0.75m from platform centreline.
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    2017/18 Australian A Class Championships

    Scotty refitted C boards into J2 slots. Not ideal but Scott made it work. He went wild rather than trapezed. He also used a DS with wishbone boom hung from central gooseneck. He explains side hung booms overstress masts pushing out of column in the region with downhaul adding compression.
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    2017/18 Australian A Class Championships

    Glenn was more than 50% faster most of that race. He couuld foil 80% of the race when most floated 100%. Stevie marinally less on foils. Awexsome to watch
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    2017/18 Australian A Class Championships

    3 races today 075* 8 to 14. Brad F1 won one Stevie two Ashby 3x 2nd. Tight at the top
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    2017/18 Australian A Class Championships

    X2 broken masts beatie and jonno, and several sore sailors gusts awere 20 Nathan capsized in lead brewin n ashby stopped after 2 laps saw dave nzl going for third lap and gave chase brewin got by Top 7 foil uphill and clear out
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    A Class Worlds - Classic Division

    91 was a year Bags wont forget. Wasnt in Qld. Simpler days, no weight or width issues. Black bands on alloy mast and boom, and 10 minute start sequence. And a reach! 6 in fact. Classic indeed.
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    A Class Worlds - Classic Division

    87 Blairgowrie 88 Lake Cootharaba 89 Belmont 90 McCrae