WetnWild

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  1. WetnWild

    Hervey Bay A Class Worlds

    Bob the leading boats were the AD3 Exploders designed in the few days after the classic discipline decision in Sopot. The first four came to Aus last January. A number have been produced since including the new yellow one that sailed at HB and is heading your way. Hulls are the same as the foiler except the transom is 15mm wider at waterline to improve downwind trapezing performance. Board cases are back in the traditional position and not forward like foilers Boards are constant curve C in accordance with Classic definition but have identical rake adjustment to foilers. Rudders are whatever you want and some are using the latest symmetrical winglets set at 800mm+ below transom. Thinking is evolving there as they work well in windy chop conditions but are a bit draggy in light air. They worked well at HB but I think winglet lift/ size will reduce a bit. The fast rigs were decksweeper with boom and the latest Landy sail designed specifically for the classics with a bigger head than foilers. They were faster upwind than any of the old school classic sails but needed trapezing downwind to stay fast. The classic sails are still ok but outclassed upwind. Double skin sealed tramps don’t seem to make much difference. No one used on the fly rudder rake or differential rake. General discussion was they are no help and too finicky in the classics.
  2. WetnWild

    Hervey Bay A Class Worlds

    Nicely said SimonN. I agree on all counts. And that is unusual for me! I was very up close on a technical, on water and organisational level and Simon speaks the truth. A couple of other points. L rudders seem to be dead. Booms are making a comeback. The Classic discipline is going to be huge going forward. $4 Coronas were very popular. A container of them needs to be sent to Weymouth 2019!!!!!!!!
  3. WetnWild

    Hervey Bay A Class Worlds

    Yes agree Sam. There’s technical feasibility and there’s practical feasibility for such things in organising a Worlds of this magnitude. While the sailor list is littered with AC luminaries and Olympic medalists are a dime a dozen we also try to make it economically accessible to the average sailor. Nomination fees are prescribed by our World Association and very low by comparison to many World events. About 1/7 of the recent Etchells Worlds recently held in my City. We tried to provide the best media within constraints but honestly our main priority was a good event for the participants. There is some more drone footage coming as we speak. The event website is being upgraded after a crash due to popularity. Not to mention some attention being diverted to major bushfires in the region. Best access would be our YouTube channel. Now get your A Cat program going and we’ll see you at one of our next regattas. Weymouth 2019 St Pete in your back yard 2020 Toulon 2021 New Zealand 2022 You know you want to do it!!!!!
  4. WetnWild

    Hervey Bay A Class Worlds

    We at SailHerveyBay organised a huge amount of visuals which you have no doubt seen. A vote of thanks to those who contributed to that effort and all of the 150-200 volunteers and sponsors who made this event possible. The sort of technical visual you are asking about is usually arranged at specific training sessions and not in the intense heat of competing at a World title. The competitors have other priorities at that time. Congratulations the Andrew Landenberger and Glenn Ashby the Classic and Open 2018 World Champions. See you all at the next edition in Weymouth England next August. https://www.acatworlds2019.uk/
  5. WetnWild

    Hervey Bay A Class Worlds

    No racing today due to high wind. BTW here is the class championship wind limit clause. Experienced sailors will realise the definition there provides for gusts and even some sustained periods of wind way above 22 knots. However skilled and experienced internationally accredited Race Officers manage the course according to the overall conditions on the course. We have one of those. “10.3. No races shall be started or continued if the average wind (measured over the previous 15 minutes) is less than 5 knots nor more than 22 knots. The Race Committee should also take into account the wave conditions to ensure safe sailing conditions.”
  6. WetnWild

    Hervey Bay A Class Worlds

    Wow that was taken in a lull. Here’s the real situation and not many classes would sail in it. We have no froth left on our beers.
  7. WetnWild

    Hervey Bay A Class Worlds

    Haha. Yep it’s hourly here. Kiwi tuning going on.
  8. WetnWild

    Hervey Bay A Class Worlds

    They aren’t the first generation symmetricals that we have been using for a couple of months. These are brand new and different. May become available to the average punter.
  9. WetnWild

    Hervey Bay A Class Worlds

    Yes Adjustable. Stevie and Darren are using stock. Platform weights are heavy.
  10. WetnWild

    Hervey Bay A Class Worlds

    No. That’s normal downwind trapezing that has been done for many years.
  11. WetnWild

    Hervey Bay A Class Worlds

    You don’t have to worry. Glenny has won plenty more and will be the Australian Champion.
  12. WetnWild

    Hervey Bay A Class Worlds

    Bradshaw got a second today.
  13. WetnWild

    F7 Folding Trimaran...This is interesting

    Like this one?
  14. WetnWild

    Hervey Bay A Class Worlds

    Spot on. Tiller breakage comes with the territory of being a mid fleet flopper.