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  1. 2017 Australian Multihull Championships

    Gimme Shelter for sure....like a cabin and a cockpit :-)
  2. Airlie Hammo Magnetic 2017

    Here's shots of us going hammer and tongs with Oats during the final upwind leg of the Sunday opening race. We held them until the last few of miles, crossing their bow once half way up the beat. As soon as the breeze lightened off towards the finish they smoked us and then Black Jack finally caught us and right at the end little Oats got us with a bit of competitive luffing going on with the big fella. image 1541 shows Oats xi, Black Jack then us coming into the finishing area in Dent Passage. At the finish the Oats XI guys gave us a round of applause for taking it to them uphill. Our top speed for the run was 30.2 knots according to the gps plotter and when the breeze was up we were pointing very high doing 18s upwind and out pacing Oats. As soon as the breeze dropped we could no longer point as high and then they smoked us. We sure had our problems during Hamo with the screecher in the water just as Rusher lost there's, we lost ours, the crash and subsuquent hole caused by the port taking vessel was a huge set back to us. Thanks to the guys who jumped in and fixed it during the lay day, we were able to soldier on. Dale Mitchell, Haydon Turnbull and Clay Bauman with Alex McMillian chipping in at the end plus all the crew, you guys were amazing. Then in the next race after the repair was done, we took off from the start and leading, hull flying and smoking along upwind and then the splice in our main halyard at the mast head failed and down came the main. We retired from that race and went over to the protected lee of an island and sent Clay up the mast to re mouse the halyard. After two trip us the mast and Clay being spun around in the waves and breeze, we came back for the next race and made a mess of that one which was the only race we didn't take line honours in that we were able to finish in. We over come all these issues with great team spirit to go on and take a convincing line honours win in the last race by 14 minutes after being two minutes late for the start due to a few other issues. We took line honours easily for the regatta but have some work to do on OMR, particularly if we are going to continue to race the off the beach, normally division 2 style DM tris. thanks to all the support we got during this testing regatta.
  3. I've got a tack tic wind instrument on my 65 foot rotating mast. Works great when it works which is most of the time lately since we put a new mast head unit on it. that say a 20 metre height is the limit so I'm on it. Yours should have a stronger signal.
  4. Corsair Running Backstays

    i just fitted these new Ino end blocks to my runners. they are sweet for this purpose.
  5. Lock Crowther Multhull Regatta 2016

    Sorry to advise that Locks finest racing catamaran won't make it back in time from up North to do this years Crowther regatta.
  6. Lock Crowther Multhull Regatta 2016

    Here you go Evil. I'd suggest you launch at Bayview as the club will rush you to get you out of the carpark, its not really set up for longer put together boats more for in and out speed boats. You can park your trailer on the road to save parking costs or at the club with prior arrangement or even on the road near where you could stay at the Newport Mirage or possibly there carpark. The Newport Mirage is very handy to the club and next to the Newport Hotel with reasonable rates. http://www.metrohotels.com.au/hotels/new-south-wales/metro-mirage-hotel-newport/welcome/
  7. Airlie Hammo Magnetic 2016

    Heres a few good videos from Top Gun during Airlie some with GPS camera showing speeds at bottom right hand corner. or go to Top Gun Catamaran Racing on Facebook for more video action. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOhNoVxs_Yw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1oczaXAhg0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcQ68W8ogIg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3q4V7d_s4q0
  8. Not to mention all SSAA races, cat 4 about 6 races each series, RMYC one per month from Pittwater cat 4, Darwin to Ambon, Melbourne to Launceston or Melbourne to Hobart with ORCV. theres plenty of ocean racing available. Any more for Coffs?
  9. I guess its lack of motivation from NSW multihull owners to race cat 2. The Queenslanders seem to get good fleets in their premier race B2G which is cat 2. May not be many for P2C but its a quality fleet and any one could win it on OMR and any 3 of the 4 could take line honours. Should be interesting to see how it plays out. If its 20 plus NE put your money on Top Gun for honours same if its SE with Mojo keeping the Gunners honest or even a problem. If its light from any direction it could be very different and that pesky black Tri will likely slip away.
  10. This great race is getting closer. Mojo and J'ouvert have now entered...good quality fleet forming. Anymore starters?
  11. Maybe consider two start lines with two close from the start rounding marks just like Sydney to Hobart starts but ours used to separate big from small, fast from slow. i'd be very happy to be keeping away from the nimble 30 foot and below sized boats at the starts. my whole approach to starting has changed significantly since changing from a fast nimble 30 foot cat to a fast powerful, not so nimble 50 foot cat. now i prefer to hang back and don't mix it up with the more nimble smaller boats.
  12. You raise a good point. Lets hope that the clown who rewrites the multihull eligibility rules uses some common sense. Bring back the 500 NM qualifier. Send em out into the Tasman for a few days. Getting your dodgy surveyor to sign off that a vessel is fit for purpose , and the construction complies with blah blah blah, is just bullshit in reality. Who knows if sufficient uni has been bonded into the mast beam correctly. I'm sure both Hotrod of Flying Hawain fame and Pete of Rainmaker fame thought their boats to be " fit for purpose and comply with XXXX "and Pete could have probably produced reams of data to support his assertions. We know how both of those turned out. Help help followed by THWOKA , THWOKA, THWOKA ....(chopper noise) I hear you, however, i guess organisers are just trying to do their best to make sure they are deemed to be doing their best to ensure boats are built for purpose and stand a chance of not falling apart.
  13. You will need a construction certificate from the builder, designer or a multihull surveyor such as Geoff Cruse. I'm sure Geoff did certificates for Team Australia, Mortica and Rushour for the 2014 race. i think Rushour may be a amateur designed and built cat which passed. The build needs to be consistent with ISO standards in regard to the scantlings and lay up. check the NOR on the website. also need AIS transponder. These are fantastic addition for any Ocean going boat for around $1,000 A few key points on this topic from the NOR Requirements for Multihull Boats a. Comply with the conditions of entry as stated in Appendix B; b. Comply with the YA SR Part 1 for Category 2 events; c. Provide a current YA SR Equipment Compliance Form for Category 2 events signed and dated by a YA National Equipment Auditor (NEA); d. Provide proof of compliance with the requirements of NoR 4 and Appendix D to this Notice of Race; e. Submit either an OMR rating certificate ratified by MYCQ and listed on the MYCQ register at www.mycq.org.au or provide current club (to be named) performance handicap details. f. Be registered with a Yacht Club affiliated with its National Authority. APPENDIX B continued – Stability & Hull Construction Requirements for Multihull Boats Multihulls must comply with the YA SR 2013‐17 with the exception of SR 3.03 which has been deleted pending amendment by YA. Until such time as SR 3.03 has been amended to specifically address multihull construction aspects the requirements below shall apply. Hull Construction Standards 1. A signed declaration must be provided by a naval architect, the builder, or other person familiar with the requirements for the design and construction of multihulls identifying the: a. Standard(s) or Classification Society Rules to which the hull panels and internal structure of the vessel have been constructed; and, b. Standard(s) used to assess the global strength of the vessel's structure; 2. The declaration must also confirm that the design, build and any subsequent structural modifications are consistent with the requirements of ISO 12215 Category A. 3. The declaration must include the date, the qualifications of the person making the declaration, and the details of any relevant related corporate entities. Multihull only • Provide a declaration signed by a Naval Architect, the builder or other person familiar with the requirements for the design and construction of multihulls identifying the: • • • i. Standard(s) or Classification Society Rules to which the hull panels and internal structure of the vessel have been constructed; and, ii. Standard(s) used to assess the global strength of the vessel's structure; the design, build and any subsequent structural modifications are consistent with the requirements of ISO 12215 Category B. (NoR Appendix Comply with the Yachting Australia Special Regulations Part 1 for Category 2 events; Provide a current Yachting Australia Special Regulations Equipment Compliance Form for Category 1 or2 events signed and dated by a YA National Equipment Auditor (NEA); • Provide proof of compliance with the requirements of NoR 4 and Appendices C to the Notice of Race; • Have crew that satisfies all the requirements of NoR 5. • Be registered with a Yacht Club affiliated with its National Authority. • OMR Ratified by MYCQ and listed on the MYCQ online OMR register at www.mycq.org.au
  14. Three and a half months until the Jan 2nd start gun. RPAYC are keen to get a strong multi fleet. I've had verbals from 3, possibly 4 multis who haven't entered yet. Cat 2 safety is not that hard, however you will need a construction certificate from your designer or builder that your vessel is built in line with the ISO standards. If you are entering might be best you get onto that earlier rather than leaving it until the last minute. If you're planning to do the race, it would be great to get entries in so we look serious about supporting the race. Hope we see a few Vic, Qld and SA boats support this race. all information is available at: www.pittwatertocoffs.com.au Quote MultiQuote Delete
  15. Three and a half months until the Jan 2nd start gun. RPAYC are keen to get a strong multi fleet. I've had verbals from 3, possibly 4 multis who haven't entered yet. Cat 2 safety is not that hard, however you will need a construction certificate from your designer or builder that your vessel is built in line with the ISO standards. If you are entering might be best you get onto that earlier rather than leaving it until the last minute. If you're planning to do the race, it would be great to get entries in so we look serious about supporting the race. Hope we see a few Vic, Qld and SA boats support this race. all information is available at: www.pittwatertocoffs.com.au