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  1. There's always this....
  2. In NZ, after X Factor, there was the 50' Crowther Triple Eight. Technically it had a cabin, but there was nothing in it. After that fast multis moved towards smaller and lighter with the 8.5's and the foilers. edit - 888 was built in the US, cant think of any other big race multihulls built down here recently outside of the Americas cup boats
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    Top 10 Most Prestigious Trophies in Sailing Today?

    JJ Giltinan Trophy, probably more so than the Finn gold cup.
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    gps round the buoys

    Some GPS will navigate to a bearing, saves having to calculate the waypoint, just put in the wind direction
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    Three speed Mainsheet: 3:1, 6:1, 12:1

    Sail IQ, Andrew Hall is the guy behind them I believe
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    Silicon antifouling

    Aquacote had a silicone antifoul product, and they went bust. Should tell you what you need to know about the current state of the technology
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Is the finish line where its shown on the tracker?
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Looks like Gabart is piling over the top on AIS
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Macif seems to have about 1kt on ais on average, but catching and passing are two different things. Do colregs apply at night?
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Macif is now sailing away from the finish?
  11. Open sourcing the designs under a creative commons licence or something similar for the older designs like the F9 backwards would be an awesome step, while no one will ever commerically commission one of the older designs again there's a wealth of knowledge and info there for the amateur home builder.
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    Instrument Package for racing trimaran

    Thanks for the input I didn't want to talk about a budget as it tends to focus the mind into spending all the available money, however its looking like a solution with wind gear on the mast and a compensator, plus processor is going to be over the top. The raymarine stuff seems like its older gen stuff that hasn't been updated as its not on the website anymore. AIS and radar are off the list, way overkill and I don't want or need to have that much battery capacity on the boat. Without wind gear, polars are off the list as well, but the ability to record and review later is a nice to have option. The rotating pod idea is a nice one, might give that a try. I leaning towards one of the new gen GPS units mounted just behind the mast, somewhere that's not too far out of line of sight when sailing, looking at my wrist on the old GPS wasn't ideal, sometimes simple is the best solution...
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    F7 Folding Trimaran...This is interesting

    Looks like multihulls direct is rebranding.... So long as there is a license fee being paid somewhere I don't see a problem...
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    Instrument Package for racing trimaran

    If i'm reading the D10 specs right, its a proper heading compass, plus GPS, I presume you can calibrate the compass if it not mounted square in the boat? So can it workout leeway through comparing compass and GPS direction? Is the 1hz water speed update from a Airmar dst800 actually much use, would it be fast enough to get a decent apparent wind angle? Has it got the smarts to do mast rotation compensation so I could run standard wind gear?
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    Instrument Package for racing trimaran

    not quite that much sail area, but very similar layout