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  1. Multihull Crew Training - Perfect

    That's where the world learnt how to foil. Thanks Doug
  2. Multihull Crew Training - Perfect

    Best training you can do is get out on the boat and do it on water.
  3. Foiling A Cats..... In chop

    Skiffies don't tennis to use them, they take the swim.
  4. 2018 Australian Multihull Championships

    What are you racing mate. Not a Taipan 4.9 with a sleeping bag
  5. Foiling A Cats..... In chop

    I found trapping with legs apart causes the front foot to slip. Keep legs close and when the front leg loads up, it does not slip forward. Stuffed the bows plenty of times at speed with the chicken line on, feet close together and you stay planted.
  6. 2018 Australian Multihull Championships

    Thank you Peter and apologies. What it should be though, is great racing and I look forward to doing more of it in the future
  7. Auckland multihulls

    Such a beautiful Harbour to sail on
  8. 2018 Australian Multihull Championships

    I am looking forward to racing a new Corsair 760 at the Australian Multihull Championships with Robbie Lovig and Michelle Bursa at Sandringham next weekend. The following, Australia Day weekend, Greg Goodall will be joining us for the Festival of Sails Regatta. Thank you to Brent Vaughan and the Multihull Central team for giving us the opportunity to race this beautiful boat.
  9. Foiling A Cats..... In chop

    Yep, at this stage in my life you should consider yourself lucky to still be sailing. I also do a lot of 4wding and touring as well. I obviously have a great wife who still lets me build cars and play with my toys. the next stage will be all about kids sports..... so hopefully we can get them into sailing
  10. 2018 Australian Multihull Championships

    16 boats entered now
  11. Foiling A Cats..... In chop

    Yeah agreed, it is a shame as the T is without a doubt the best boat I have ever sailed. They are a machine with very good manners. I was thinking of getting an F18 again however if I did, it would have to be a new or near new boat, deck sweeper, find a gun crew and train hard or I would not have been happy. At the moment, I am not fussed about competive sailing. I just want to enjoy the boat, get my wife out on it and slowly introduce my two young girls.
  12. Foiling A Cats..... In chop

    Classic is likely an option for Port Melb. Since I am out for the Worlds, it made sense to sell the boat pre Worlds for max $. Post worlds I would expect quite a few boats to come on the market. I picked up the T fairly cheap and have no plans of selling it however will likely buy an A as a second boat later.
  13. 2018 Australian Multihull Championships

    On an Amendment of NOR it states that crew will be required to weigh in between 17:00 and 18:00 on Thursday the 18th Jan. Does anybody know if there are any provisions / alternatives if the crew are unable to make it during these hours?
  14. Foiling A Cats..... In chop

    Just an update. With new rudders fitted and getting the angels of the rudders / boards set up, I found myself foiling a lot better...... In flat water. Despite advice from many people though, I continued to try to foil at Port Melbourne in large chop. I thought if I could learn to foil in these conditions, I would be able to foil easily in flat. My experience was, when coming up to a large wave I had to round up a bit to get the leeward hull back in the water before tackling the wave. When I got it wrong, it wasn't pretty. If I foiled through a wave and the main boards came mostly out of the water as they were exiting the wave, the boat would crash down and the deceleration would try to throw you around the front. Then you had foiling both bows into the back of a wave which resulted in the boat violently parking it. I found, if I stayed at the back of the boat when either of these occured, I would not swim and recovery back onto foils was fairly quick. I therefore decided to fit a chicken line to keep me down the back. On an F18 or Tornado when you trap with a chicken line on, your feet are pretty close together and you are fairly stable if you stick the nose in. On the A Class, your feet are a bit further apart. Mid December sailing in about 15 knots and short sharp chop I stuck both bows into a wave doing 22+ knots. My rear foot was in the toe strap and the chicken line hooked up. The deceleration loaded up my front foot resulting in it slipping forward. I ended up doing the splits and folding my right knee (front leg) into the gunwale. The boat did not cartwheel however I felt a pop followed by a stabbing pain. I managed to get back on the boat and back to shore under a lot of pain. After and MRI, I found out the result was a grade 2 tear of the MCL along with a ruptured ACL. I am currently undergoing an 8 week rehab allowing my MCL to heal before I will go under the knife for an ACL reco followed by 9 to 12 months recovery. Now I will no longer be able to attend the A Class Worlds along with the unsuitability of foiling an A at my local club when there is any sort of sea state, I have sold the A Class and recently purchased a Marstrom Tornado. So, takeaways for me from this experience are..... Try to avoid foiling in large chop. Don't fit a chicken line to an A and take the swim like a man rather than risking a knee injury. Also, don't sail A's alone. I was way above the top mark with no other boat even close whilst the race committee was setting a start line. I loved the A and will miss foiling. I may get another A again one day however at the moment it is not practical for me to travel to a flat water location t race it.
  15. Bora gulari nacra 17 incident

    I am always wrapping when working the main. I have fallen off, dropped rigs, broken trap line and each time I never felt any pressure on my hand. It has kept me in contact with the boat though. Not saying it isn't possible to injure your hand however seems like a fairly rare occurance. Big boats, different story though.