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About Sailingkid

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  • Birthday 07/16/1993

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    Geelong, Vic, Aus
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    Moths, A-Cats, speed, efficiency

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  1. Sailingkid

    Volvo 70... where are they ? Any for sale?

    Good place to start when looking for history of various race boats: des 60'/W Liste.htm
  2. Sailingkid

    Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    This looks like Walk on the Wild Side from the pictures-headed to Hobart according to the ad
  3. Sailingkid

    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    Wasn’t Alfa/Shockwave in 2002 a non-canter?
  4. Sailingkid

    Cheap, Fast Dinghy

    Assuming the Admirals not a troll and returns to this thread one day, what about a small catamaran you could build yourself? About 10 years ago there was a fair bit of hype around the F12 class, I don’t think it ever really got going but I’m sure if you asked enough people someone would have the plans. They still look cool and I’m sure you’d get one around the track heaps quicker than you’d be able to sail a 14 at your weight. Dudley Dix also has something similar on his website. Youll learn valuable skills that will save you money on your bigger boats as you get older and you’ll have the confidence to tackle bigger projects. I wish I’d done something like that at your age! Did I mention Cats are fast?
  5. Sailingkid

    A big project!

    Having spent yesterday afternoon on the couch watching almost all of the episodes on the channel since sailing got cancelled, I’d have to say it’s one of the best sailing channels on YouTube. Stacked full of useful information and very well presented. I hope he is able to keep the quality content going for the rest of the build and beyond!
  6. Sailingkid

    Trimaran Foiling Systems

    Couple of new raw videos up on YouTube:
  7. If you think about it from the point of view of designing something to an existing rule I think that is a pretty awesome soloution, even though a simple 21 foot trimaran would probably be faster. There's no point arguing against foiling monohulls, due to space constraints in most marinas there will continue to be more and more of them, provided the foils can be retracted most of the way in. I wonder what contribution the wing rig has? Does anyone know more about it?
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    Maserati on Foils〈=fr
  9. Sailingkid

    Maserati on Foils

    Latest Facebook video from Sodebo has a C board with a tip installed on on the ama foil:
  10. Sailingkid

    Maserati on Foils

    I'd be interested to see a translation of the Italian in the new video posted Maserati posted on Facebook an hour ago, looked like they were talking about the foils as the boat sailed along.
  11. Sailingkid

    Craigslist Finds

    I sailed on one of them in Aus for about a year when I was 16. Best thing I ever did, made the 29er into a really really nice boat. Upwind speed on flat water was amazing, still good downwind. Shame they didn't catch on
  12. Sailingkid

    Craigslist Finds

    seen a few of these lying around boatyards.... they're pretty much all in the condition seen above...Kind of like the looks kind of like a predecesor to the O'pen bic That is an X3:
  13. Sailingkid

    New imoca boats

    Probably been posted before but the Hugo Boss that got abandoned in the 06 Velux has shown up in Patagonia. I can't get the link to work but maybe someone can play around with it:
  14. Sailingkid

    Whatever happened to the Classe 950?

    Saw this pop up on FB the other day: (Scroll down a bit)
  15. Sailingkid

    14' Stunt S9 Foiling Cat

    Does it have a system so you can use the windward foil to produce downforce, or less lift?