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  1. Team NZ

    Fantastic result for team NZ. I'm in the UK but with two of my kids in NZ I've been rooting for you all the way. I'm booking my ticket to Auckland asap! Very, very well deserved. There is a whole bunch of crap on these forums but they are laced with a few great people who post tremendous info. I try to ignore the crap but as a Brit, I'm so very proud of your fantastic achievement. See you in Auckland! Bring it on; foiling cats or keel boats, I'm easy.
  2. Live Racing Thread

    fantastic. well done NZ
  3. Live Racing Thread

    Great commentary people! Thanks for the running updates! Go NZ!
  4. Moth Dinghys

    try here http://sailingdinghies.apolloduck.co.uk/listings.phtml?cid=113&sti=9
  5. Moth Dinghys

    Next time there is a dinghy sailing worlds in Tassie, stuff a 300 in the shared shipping container. There's always a few for sale in Blighty and even the older ones are still good and competitive.
  6. Moth Dinghys

    Yep. The RS300 is the closest to an 80's Moth. Designed by Clive Everest an inspired by the Moth. Bigger o/a and more sail. Yardstick is a 973 so sits between the Laser (1079) and the 505 (906).
  7. How Does Buying a UFO Foiler Work???

    Towing a trailer in the UK limits you to 60 mph. Strap the boat to the roof and you can belt along.
  8. Flying Cherubs

    Thanks Clive. I think you've caused me enough trouble trying to get the RS300 round the course without you showing me that Cherub. Congrats on your flights !
  9. D Zero

    That looks very nice indeed ! I really like the sheeting arrangement with the traveler giving the angle of sheeting and the main sheet tightening the leach without the kicker being wound up to the max. It gives a nice low ( and efficient ???) boom which I guess springs up when the main sheet is released to tack. My hunch is 8 sq.m of sail is about spot on for this narrowish (1.4 m beam), lightweight hiker. By comparison, the RS300 is 2.0 m wide and has 10 sq.m of sail which pretty much gets you fully hiked in 8 knots. The boat is clearly very, very well thought out and the I can't wait to see these popping up in club racing.
  10. rs aero

    Seriously ? Only Pouilly-Fumé will do on these rare balmy evenings.
  11. rs aero

    Yep. It's 16 years old and still looks very sharp and modern.
  12. rs aero

    And in a hiking, non upwind planing boats, one spends a lot of time upwind in an average race and it's where the bulk of the tactics are and place changes are made. Therefore, it's vital the boat must be a delight to windward. Nimble, quick, responsive, quick tacking, close winded etc. RS know this. They've just dumped a boat that had these features by the bucket load; the RS 300.