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Tony Considine

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  1. 2017 Australian Multihull Championships

    I think you will like minded people here http://sailinganarchy.com/2017/10/17/poles-on-parade/ I think you'd fit right in
  2. 2017 Australian Multihull Championships

    Rob, I have raced numerous multihulls over the past 40+ years and mainly under OMR and I've made a lot of friends and we do it because we like sailing fast boats and we enjoy the friendship and competition and we're very happy to work within the current OMR framework. There's a lot of people who work behind the scene to make this handicap system fair but as the boats vary so much it is impossible to to produce a handicap that works for all boats in all conditions. If you don't like it, buy an Etchell. I assume you race your proa , how do you go there on handicap? regards Tony Considine
  3. 2017 Australian Multihull Championships

    I'm sorry Alan, I don't agree, at the Nationals we had 2 divisions to cater for both, cruisers under PHF and racers under OMR http://results.rqys.com.au/amc2017/series.htm and you seem to be saying you can't understand why someone would want to race . We're not interested in cruising, we love racing and we love trying to beat the other crews trying to beat us. When I sold Mad Max last year (now Ullman Sails) we bought a stock standard Diam 24 and proved that you could win in a stock standard boat if you sailed it well. We were second in OMR at Airlie Beach and the Nationals at RQ and won the Mulihulls Racing Division at Hamilton Island and anyone could do the same in a boat that costs a bit over $80K new. regards Tony
  4. 2017 Australian Multihull Championships

    a brand new Diam 24 complete with sails etc ready to sail is about A$85K landed with freight, duty and GST included and a used one is probably about A$70K landed and a trailer is anywhere from a few 1000 used to $10K new with all the bells and whistles
  5. 2017 Australian Multihull Championships

    not abnormally good ratings Rob, abnormally well sailed
  6. 2017 Australian Multihull Championships

    there are minor weight variations due to different outboards and gear and Wilparina 3 is now using a non class upwind screacher but other 2 are class standard
  7. 2017 Australian Multihull Championships

    plenty of great photos here https://vidpicpro.smugmug.com/2017-Australian-Multihull-Championships
  8. 2017 Australian Multihull Championships

    results are now available for the 2017 Australian Multihull Championships http://results.rqys.com.au/amc2017/series.htm
  9. Airlie Hammo Magnetic 2017

    when I went to school $1200.02 for 10 days was $120.00 per day Abel Point Marina receipt.pdf
  10. Airlie Hammo Magnetic 2017

    I've been told that 25% of rental accommodation at Airlie Beach is occupied by trades people repairing the damage from the cyclone so is quite expensive. If you combine that with companies like Abel Point Marina charging A$120.00 per day to berth a 24ft Diam you can understand why people don't bother to go.
  11. Airlie Hammo Magnetic 2017

    http://www.sail-world.com/Australia/Multihull-madness-at-Airlie-Beach-Race-Week/156484
  12. NYYC foiling tri

    here's the website http://www.innovationcomposites.com.au/superfoiler-pioneering-machine-departing-traditional-limitations/
  13. Airlie Hammo Magnetic 2016

    Mad Max was weighed about a month ago in front of 3 qualified and experienced OMR measurers from QMYC , Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island were to be Mad Max's last regattas as it's been sold and will be delivered to it's new owner after the last race on Saturday and will be based at Airlie Beach. We elected to optomise our OMR by increasing our weight just as anyone can do, carry heavier anchors, more chain etc or just carry an extra crew as moveable ballast. We have weighed Mad Max at least 5 or 6 times in the last 10 years so we're familiar with its weight. It will be up to the new owner to decide how he wants to race the boat, he can strip it out and get the ultimate performance or he can add weight or extra crew and race with a lower OMR. We were advised by QMYC officials that if we reweighed our OMR would remain the same for Hamilton Island irregardless of any variations so we there was no point in reweighing. It's interesting to now learn that all the weights over taken with the load cells have been incorrect when on some occasions we used both loads cells and a weighbridge to double check and they were very close. regards Tony Considine
  14. Airlie Hammo Magnetic 2016

    what about Mortica, did you forget to put them on your list?
  15. Airlie Hammo Magnetic 2016

    It was nothing to do with Mad Max, it was Dave Renouf wanting to get a lower handicap after the race series was over