PIL66 - XL2

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  1. PIL66 - XL2

    Gyrocopter

    i could capsize and turtle that thing easy as shit....... but i have experience at these such maneuver's ...lol
  2. @Lowgroove Great response.... I planned go mostly away from kites as well but this year we had many days of 5-15 knots and my courses are shorter so i have used the kite quite a bit so I had neil (Barracouta) install a luff / foot zips so we pack it and launch from the bag.... Too many problems with the top down and i run 2 other screechers on the prodder so it became a maze of furlers and lines Thanks again
  3. So the A3 is a top down furl....? The cable I guess spins inside the luff tape..? As opposed to the older version where the cable is always tight and the luff of the sail is longer than the cable...? If so is this version having less problems with furling than external cable...? This also means a little less sail area as the luff is shorter than it would be an external cable with A3. (When sailing the tack is 0.5-1m higher off the prodder when sailing deep...? ) I would like to know more
  4. PIL66 - XL2

    Catamaran Syndications

    who knew ... they are everywhere.... or were.... https://www.gunboat.com/charter/ https://www.charterworld.com/index.html?sub=yacht-charter&charter=catamaran-slim-11850 https://www.charterworld.com/index.html?sub=yacht-charter&charter=crewed-catamaran-zenyatta-7355 https://www.yachtcharterfleet.com/luxury-charter-yacht-38172/sunshine.htm
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    TS5 capsize

    In my experience having been involved in an incident, it is unlikely the real story will be told publicly by the survivors. They have nothing to gain and much to lose by the public picking their story to pieces which now seems to be the norm. This place is a prime example of that. Maybe in their own time after a coroners report but don't hold your breath.
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    Aussie/Kiwi ocean and club racers

    I have an out of service raft if you want to borrow
  7. PIL66 - XL2

    Another Pipedream to take on Buckos Foiler

    load sensors now tell them when to throttle back.....
  8. PIL66 - XL2

    Catamaran Syndications

    What boat is it .....?
  9. PIL66 - XL2

    Gyrocopter

    That is beautifully done.... I'm surprised at the room
  10. PIL66 - XL2

    Gyrocopter

    Yeah he certainly dropped in on one dude ..... can you imagine the conversation in the line up that day...... @Sidecar you say your boat has more accommodation than a SC30....? Do you have pics of inside...? I'd like to see more interior shots of all the boats talked about here....
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    Older fast Aus multies

    Race weight less crew is 3200kg... Yes would be quicker with 4 instead of 6-7 but on day races there is constant gear changes. Every slow tack or slow mark rounding costs more than the weight penalty plus the boat is quite physical ..... 1x helsman 1 x Main trim 1 x jib / screacher / kite trim 1 x dedicated grinder (Does center boards as well) 2 x bow / mid bow / mast. We have Jib / Fro upwind/ fro downwind / kite.... The boys don't stop ... helps to have an extra for cleanup after maneuvers with 4 sets of sheets for forward sails, main, traveler and 5x halyards all being used. It's spaghetti .... The vid on that day we knew we had breeze and the club commodore (Mono sailor) asked to come so we had 8 which is too many... In saying that, it didn't hurt too much as the angles were great and we had 15 + all day and we love introducing sailors to the multi world
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    Older fast Aus multies

    A recent race.... We are loving the new XL2 https://www.facebook.com/688454804905080/videos/397999374752202
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    Black Pearl - Botin 56

    The idea of letting covid run it's course in those parts doesn't seem to have worked..... back to square one ...... Makes feel lucky to be down under at the moment
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    SailGP 2021

    I was told last night that the new quarantine rules for many places in Europe / England are going to mess with the crews / staff. When you look at the schedule and the 14 day quarantine, it may make it out of reach for Aussies and Kiwis especially.... I too am looking forward to it