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    Kingston SE South Australia
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  1. SuperFoiler Grand Prix 2018

    Hard to find the mouth of a tidal river with pristine blue waters, the course location would have been picked so that the race could be watched from inside the terminal building, that is as close as possible to the action, with an incredible view, its giant windows and about 3 stories up. The great thing about the sport of sailing is I can do what interests me, I don't see why the nay sayers have to come out and bag something just because it doesn't interest them, good on the guys for having the vision to pull this together and I hope they only listen to the positive people and not the whiney minority that want the world to revolve around their wants
  2. SuperFoiler Grand Prix 2018

    The spectators are there, I tried to get a ticket for tomorrow at $299 dollars and they are sold out, so plenty of support, there's some hard markers on here. This is an entirely new boat going at incredible speeds in a tight area where spectators can see the whole course, sure some teams are going to be better than others to start with but as the years roll by this spectacle will get better and better
  3. NACRA - finally!

    Good reason, hope to see you at the Milang to Goolwa the following week, nothing like weaving through 200 boats to get the blood going
  4. NACRA - finally!

    G'day Francis, looks like amongst other boats we will have 6 Nacra 5.8's at Robe this weekend coming up 20th 21st, three triangular course races on Saturday, then a mid distance race around Guichen Bay shaped like a Union Jack with end plates that covers every wind direction. Your welcome to join in
  5. NACRA - finally!

    Easy way to answer is I reckon the beams are 100 mm but would guess the 5.8 hulls will be wider so may need some different holes in the beam
  6. NACRA - finally!

    Hardly a guru, just full of yap, actually place low at the Nationals but hold my own at the bar, just measured mine 221 between beams centre to centre and about 244 across, I've never seen a 5.5 do you have centre boards
  7. NACRA - finally!

    Thanks for your effort, Nacra 5.8 definitely current, we are having the Nacra Nationals in Freemantle Western Australia at the moment, whilst we only have 8 here this year due to most of the 5.8's being based on the East coast, when we have the Nationals on the East coast we get more than twenty Nacra 5.8's on the start line, there is a brand new 5.8 competing here at the moment, with two built last year so the fleet is still expanding, albeit slowly. If you are on Facebook, look up "Nacra Australia" for current news on these National titles if you want more info and pictures
  8. He's on the .....

    If your a grumpy skipper you could add "rags"
  9. Ian Farrier

  10. Haha we've heard the Weta handicap stuff all before, I'm not going to wreck a good thread by discussing it here, I'll post in the Weta threads when I get some time
  11. Most of us have sailed with or on Weta's and have a good idea
  12. Astus Upwind

    Is raking the rudder not working? Normally rake under more to bare away, rake back to round up, having a mast you can trapeze from gets a double thumbs up from me
  13. Rushour on its roof.

    Gutterback, no way is that boat going over in 20kts and as for 40kt gusts they are not as rare as you might think, I have seen a beachcat blown over on the water and then flipped completely over mast end down so I'm talking the hulls 9metres in the air, I've sailed in 30kt gusts safely, I've also been on the water on a fairly benign day and been hit by a little whirly whirly that was sucking water it totally smashed us over, while all the other boats just sat and watched. As for the mono a couple of years ago when I was setting up for a distance race to be held the next day I was asked to crew on a mono about 25ft long they said I could wear my normal clothes drink beer etc so I agreed, well the skipper turned the wrong way under spin, I let the spin sheet go but he kept rounding up in the gust until the gunnel went under, then I was pinned in place until the boat filled, after that the fun started. I learned that on a cat when you put a hull under your having fun but on a mono when you put a hull under your committed.
  14. Didn't mean it to sound like the Nacra's only travel in a pack, if you were looking at a spinnaker boat the F18's have all sorts of brands but the Nacra's have their own series which is totalled on all the regattas you go to, so for instance when you go to the Lake Coothabara race the Nacra's share the start line and race with all the brands but they also run a seperate series score to encourage Nacra people to travel. Whatever boat you turn up on your warmly welcomed at any regatta. The difference is the Nacra's also run a Nacra National championship competition and only Nacra's of all sizes go to that week, last Nationals was about 70 boats. If your not looking at spinnaker then there are a stack of options but none better than the Nacra 5.8 bwahaaaaaaaaaa
  15. Sort of depends what sort of boat you are on and where you want to do your weekend warrior racing, also the family stuff and lastly what sort of social side of racing you want, I travel 300 to 500km most weekends during the season to do the racing I want with the social side of it a big factor. If you are into Bundy and beer after racing and sitting in the rigging area long after the racing has finished it would be hard to beat the Nacra side of racing. My fastest and more elegant to sail boat is the Taipan 5.7 but not many of those travel, for instance none at Wildcat but the Nacra's travel everywhere. If I was into buoy racing and could live anywhere I would live close to one of the clubs in the area you are talking that has a lot of like minded skippers. For instance if you got a Nacra Infusion while its far from the sexiest F18 out there, you could do the Nacra Travellers series, that would take you to all the big regattas but the series also takes you to races in far Nth Qld as well as all the places in between with a stack of Infusions on the line at each event. The Nacra National Titles are in WA this year you could put your boat in the shipping container subsidised by the Nacra association and fly to the event, then you have a choice have the boat come straight back in one of the containers or fly home, leave the boat there for a few weeks then fly back to do the F18 Nationals and then the container is coming home. AND while your at it plan to travel down to South Aus every now and then to get your fix of mid distance racing