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  1. 2017 Australian Multihull Championships

    Yes we are planing to be there
  2. 2017 Australian Multihull Championships

    I've seen your boat Dean is a farrier whisperer. Looking forward to seeing it sailing
  3. Who takes White powder from New Zealand to Brazil?
  4. F-22 Update

    Bit of a different field really: Diam-24-1.jpg A day racer with no folding system, and fast, but takes 2 hours to launch versus: F-22Aust-1.jpg A fast cruiser with 4 berths, galley, a folding system, and very quick to launch Diam24Aft.jpg Apples and oranges in fact 7SternViewAtDock-1.jpg But F-22 order book is bulging, with a 2 year wait, so only one choice right now Correct I'd rather be out sailing than waiting in a queue.+1But it is possible to be out sailing on plenty of other great boats while enduring the seemingly endless wait for a factory built F22 if that's your ultimate preference. Of course the DIAM 24 and the F22 are very different boats with very different strengths and weaknesses. They can both be at the leading edge of racing fleets as we saw recently in the multihull nationals. One is a racer that requires set up time and the other is a racer/cruiser that can be ready to go in minutes. I faced a choice recently between the two when I decided to move on from my Sprint. (Another great boat in this size range which you can have right now) I would have loved a DIAM but my mast up hard stand club will only take folded boats. So I have a shiny new 22 which can be on the water racing in ten minutes. Of course both boats would have me starting almost on Thursday in the predominantly mono slug fleet for WAGS. Nice you have seen the light WetnWild Haha. There are shades of light😀Saw the green boat yesterday. Looking a bit unused ATM.
  5. F-22 Update

    Bit of a different field really: Diam-24-1.jpg A day racer with no folding system, and fast, but takes 2 hours to launch versus: F-22Aust-1.jpg A fast cruiser with 4 berths, galley, a folding system, and very quick to launch Diam24Aft.jpg Apples and oranges in fact 7SternViewAtDock-1.jpg But F-22 order book is bulging, with a 2 year wait, so only one choice right now Correct I'd rather be out sailing than waiting in a queue.+1But it is possible to be out sailing on plenty of other great boats while enduring the seemingly endless wait for a factory built F22 if that's your ultimate preference. Of course the DIAM 24 and the F22 are very different boats with very different strengths and weaknesses. They can both be at the leading edge of racing fleets as we saw recently in the multihull nationals. One is a racer that requires set up time and the other is a racer/cruiser that can be ready to go in minutes. I faced a choice recently between the two when I decided to move on from my Sprint. (Another great boat in this size range which you can have right now) I would have loved a DIAM but my mast up hard stand club will only take folded boats. So I have a shiny new 22 which can be on the water racing in ten minutes. Of course both boats would have me starting almost on Thursday in the predominantly mono slug fleet for WAGS. Nice you have seen the light WetnWild
  6. F-22 Update

    How is that green boat in the hot sun? Does it get extra warm inside the cabin? The deck gets hot at times but not inside
  7. F-22 Update

    Looks like the F22 update needs an update this is Sknot at the Australian nationals at Wangi.
  8. Crowther 33 v"s Grainger 920

    Which one are you looking at
  9. Well good luck with that. Knowing the difference in course lengths between div 1 and div 2 and if Monday, Tuesday and Thursday's forecasts hold true, I'm prepared to wager now this will be another "big boat" regatta. OMR was never designed for single fleets of widely varying performance and capability in different wind and wave conditions. It's not that smart and was never designed to be. Howl me down if you want but if you doubt what I'm saying read up on the Texel history. On the other hand and if the conditions are light, it will be a great shame if many div 2 boats score DNF on the longer courses. Ok it wasn't light and it wasn't a "big boat" regatta. Starting div1 & 2 together and sailing the same course worked out really well. When i get time i will work out the combined results for each race but race 6 shows for sure that the latest revision of OMR is working really well for the Wangi 2016 fleet. Race 6 OMR combined: 1 Wilparina III 2 S'Knot 3 Trinity 4 Triple A 5 Airplay 6 Fifty Fifty 7 Bare Essentials 8 Foxy 9 Tiger 10 SPC4 11 desert first 12 Mad Hatter 13 Jaguar Please check Golgfinger. Without having the benefit of combined Div 1 and Div 2 results for the series, the facts are this for anyone who wants to do the sums. On average over 6 races the Div 1 boats sailed the course about 20% faster than the Div 2 boats. Hardly surprising. So if OMR is reflecting reality, for "mixed" fleets sailing the same courses, I would expect roughly the same differences in OMRs. However, even though the Div 1 boats were typically 20% faster, on average, for this regatta, their OMR ratings were only about 13% higher. Sure, sure, averages are averages and while it is true that a few Div 2 boats sailed extremely well to their rating and were deservedly the podium finishers in Div2, the reality is that the majority of the Div 2 boats could not match it with Div 1 boats either on rating or speed. Most races were sailed in breezes around or above 20 knots. Race 6 started very light and shifty and is not probably a great guide Foxy got away (he is a local) Trinty lead Sknot around first mark Bare did not pass us until halfway up the second leg some 15 mins in (I did mention this to Tim) Your dreaming, if you bent over I would of stuck my proda up your ass at the first mark... You and your proda did not get past the little green boat until up the second leg when admittedly you screamed past with 2 hulls in the air
  10. Well good luck with that. Knowing the difference in course lengths between div 1 and div 2 and if Monday, Tuesday and Thursday's forecasts hold true, I'm prepared to wager now this will be another "big boat" regatta. OMR was never designed for single fleets of widely varying performance and capability in different wind and wave conditions. It's not that smart and was never designed to be. Howl me down if you want but if you doubt what I'm saying read up on the Texel history. On the other hand and if the conditions are light, it will be a great shame if many div 2 boats score DNF on the longer courses. Ok it wasn't light and it wasn't a "big boat" regatta. Starting div1 & 2 together and sailing the same course worked out really well. When i get time i will work out the combined results for each race but race 6 shows for sure that the latest revision of OMR is working really well for the Wangi 2016 fleet. Race 6 OMR combined: 1 Wilparina III 2 S'Knot 3 Trinity 4 Triple A 5 Airplay 6 Fifty Fifty 7 Bare Essentials 8 Foxy 9 Tiger 10 SPC4 11 desert first 12 Mad Hatter 13 Jaguar Please check Golgfinger. Without having the benefit of combined Div 1 and Div 2 results for the series, the facts are this for anyone who wants to do the sums. On average over 6 races the Div 1 boats sailed the course about 20% faster than the Div 2 boats. Hardly surprising. So if OMR is reflecting reality, for "mixed" fleets sailing the same courses, I would expect roughly the same differences in OMRs. However, even though the Div 1 boats were typically 20% faster, on average, for this regatta, their OMR ratings were only about 13% higher. Sure, sure, averages are averages and while it is true that a few Div 2 boats sailed extremely well to their rating and were deservedly the podium finishers in Div2, the reality is that the majority of the Div 2 boats could not match it with Div 1 boats either on rating or speed. Most races were sailed in breezes around or above 20 knots. Race 6 started very light and shifty and is not probably a great guide Foxy got away (he is a local) Trinty lead Sknot around first mark Bare did not pass us until halfway up the second leg some 15 mins in (I did mention this to Tim)
  11. Older fast Aus multies

    So where has Slick gone as I may have some blood sweat and beers invested in that boat
  12. F-22 Update

    The the crew may have worked out the go-pro
  13. F-22 Update

    17 knots top us out on this day and that's the chicken chute
  14. F-22 Update

    Thought I should put this here as well
  15. NEW ASTUS 16.5

    Tried to put a video up will try again later Try this