paulnudd

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About paulnudd

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    Racing and cruising sailing multihulls.
    Motor sport.
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  1. paulnudd

    Moths at Wangi

    Any news?
  2. paulnudd

    2018 Australian Multihull Championships

    It will be i teresting to see how the apple compares to the orange, in real sailing around the course, not on rating or handicap. How do they compare on cost?
  3. paulnudd

    2017/18 Australian A Class Championships

    Great to see Scott Anderson 10th and Chris Cairns 14th both without foils. Both champion cat sailors since the 1970s.
  4. paulnudd

    Grainger Raider 302

    I would suggest you look at Taeping and Flat Chat but I'd rather see them come back to Australia.
  5. AS Website amendment to NoR Australian Yachting Championships 2018 Notice of Race Amendment No.1 The Australian Yachting Championships will also incorporate the 2018 Australian Multihull National Championships. The following clauses are amended to read: 5.4 The regatta shall comprise of up to eight (8) races for each keelboat division and six (6) races for the Multihull division. 10.2 The Multihull series will consist of up to 6 races. One (1) race is required to be completed to constitute a series. Posted 23 August, 2017 Kevin Wilson - PRO
  6. Australian Sailing is recognised by the International Sailing Federation as the governing body for the sport of sailing in Australia. From Australian Sailing: "The Australian Yachting Championships will also incorporate the 2018 Australian Multihull National Championships." Many years ago Multihull sailing was not governed by what was then called the "Australian Yachting Federation" (AYF est' 1956) which later became "Yachting Australia" and recently "Australian Sailing". In the early days the AYF was 'anti-multihull' and multihull sailors had to form their own clubs, establish their own rules and organise their own races. This was the case when I joined the ranks of 'Multihull Sailors'. Then some time in the early 1990s someone suggested that multihull sailors should "join the mainstream". Meaning we should submit to control by the AYF. I was a QMYC member at the time and got to vote on the proposal. I voted NO but there were too many in favour so we 'affiliated' and submitted to their control. Now we sail by their rules, whether they suit multihulls or not. And now if Australian Sailing says this is the multihull nationals it is the Multihull Nationals. I guess it is too late now, after all these years, to form a breakaway group outside of Australian Sailing but if someone wants to do that they can count me in. It has happened with motorsport. Used to be that CAMS was it. CAMS logo proclaims "we are motorsport". Yet we have AMSAG and AASA both running successfully outside of CAMS control. Competitors are free to participate in any or all. CAMS tried to stop it - unsuccessfully. So is it time for 'Multihull Sailing Australia' - outside of Australian Sailing? And a member driven Multihull Sailing Australia Nationals?
  7. I totally agree Keith. I made the same suggestion at Geelong in January 2015 and was howled down. It has been as short as 2 months between nationals.
  8. paulnudd

    2018 Australian Multihull Championships

    Then some time in the early 1990s someone suggested that multihull sailors should "join the mainstream". Meaning we should submit to control by the AYF. I was a QMYC member at the time and got to vote on the proposal. I voted NO but there were too many in favour so we 'affiliated' and submitted to their control. Now we sail by their rules, whether they suit multihulls or not. And now if Australian Sailing says this is the multihull nationals it is the Multihull Nationals. I guess it is too late now, after all these years, to form a breakaway group outside of Australian Sailing but if someone wants to do that they can count me in. It has happened with motorsport. Used to be that CAMS was it. CAMS logo proclaims "we are motorsport". Yet we have AMSAG and AASA both running successfully outside of CAMS control. Competitors are free to participate in any or all. CAMS tried to stop it - unsuccessfully. So is it time for 'Multihull Sailing Australia' - outside of Australian Sailing? And a member driven Multihull Sailing Australia Nationals?
  9. paulnudd

    2018 Australian Multihull Championships

    Australian Sailing is recognised by the International Sailing Federation as the governing body for the sport of sailing in Australia. From Australian Sailing: "The Australian Yachting Championships will also incorporate the 2018 Australian Multihull National Championships." Many years ago Multihull sailing was not governed by what was then called the "Australian Yachting Federation" (AYF) which later became "Yachting Australia" and recently "Australian Sailing". In the early days the AYF was 'anti-multihull' and multihull sailors had to form their own clubs, establish their own rules and organise their own races. This was the case when I joined the ranks of 'Multihull Sailors'.
  10. paulnudd

    2018 Australian Multihull Championships

    I think that makes it worthwhile for me to do the required mod's to the trailer and endure the trip to Melbourne. I don't care what it is called, it should be a good regatta. Even better if we could get some more from NSW and QLD.
  11. paulnudd

    2018 Australian Multihull Championships

    All from VIC and SA Depending where they draw the line it looks like 5 for div 1. I don't care about handicaps or ratings, for me it is the racing on the water that counts. With Two Tribes I can expect good on the water racing with possibly THE EXPERIMENT which is unknown to me plus: WILPARINA III BARE ESSENTIALS, CARBON CREDIT CROSSHAIR DUX NUTTS
  12. paulnudd

    2018 Australian Multihull Championships

    10 entries so far: BOAT NAME SAIL NO SKIPPER DESIGN STATE BARE ESSENTIALS V3 Tim Pepperell Grainger VIC CARBON CREDIT SA532 Peter Hawker F32srcx SA CROSSHAIR SA432 Gerald Valk Farrier F32 Srcx SA DUX NUTTS 449 P Boyd I Macdougall Grainger 8.0 SA KAVALA G388 Dave Ruffin Schionning Waterline 1320 VIC PECCADILLO V48 Charles Meredith Chris White 46 Mk Ii VIC RAINBOW 2 HA320 Leon Alexander Dash 750 VIC THE EXPERIMENT V70 Michael Du Vallon Tilt 7 Custom Tri VIC TYEE III SM777 John Williams Catana 431 VIC WILPARINA III GR297 Robert Remilton Diam 24 SA
  13. You need a Diam Pil. Botany Bay needs a Marina.
  14. paulnudd

    2018 Australian Multihull Championships

    OK I found the NoR but not amendments. Any link?
  15. paulnudd

    2017 Australian Multihull Championships

    So where are we at? Who's going to Sandringham? I need to make a decision this week? I'm not keen to do the necessary work on the trailer and then do the tow to melbourne again if there is not a fleet to race with. As for Wangi, if it is here it will be in November - no other month. Shane has had enough and won't run it. Neither will I though I will help out with it if someone else takes it on. I have agreed to participate in a meeting. So where are we at? Who's going to Sandringham? Is there a NOR? I need to make a decision this week? I'm not keen to do the necessary work on the trailer and then do the tow to melbourne again if there is not a fleet to race with. As for Wangi, if it is here it will be in November - no other month. Shane has had enough and won't run it. Neither will I though I will help out with it if someone else takes it on. I have agreed to participate in a meeting.