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paulnudd

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From photos and results it seems like champagne sailing and a good fight between the top 4 aussies.

Looking forward to having some first hand news :)

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One more day and two races to go. Forecast is challenging 43degC and 8kt NW. Might be a long wait under a tree. Awesome day yesterday with 20kts and some intersting waves.

Results so far:

http://www.yachtingaustralia.com.au/site/yachting/results/wangirslasc/2018/club/mothnats2018/SGrp1.htm

Photos on FB:

https://www.facebook.com/imcaaustralia/?hc_ref=ARQq_pT5_vQIxNGMsDQv8VxvbCuYAQ2EyPsIUU6-ggZp6eorCYviZYInp550jM6zXsY

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On 07/01/2018 at 3:23 AM, 17mika said:

From photos and results it seems like champagne sailing and a good fight between the top 4 aussies.

Looking forward to having some first hand news :)

Correct. The wind and sea state were glorious all week,:D the weed not so much. :angry: Great battles and good competition throughout fleet. Title was won by Nathan on a leased M2 from Amac.

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There's a great pic on FB of a scow moth.  Looks in pretty nice order - clearly sailed by a proud stalwart of the breed.  Wonder how many laps behind he was at the end.

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Ian Sim has raced scows for more than 40 years, barely missed a nationals, this boat is maybe 25 years old, foam glass built by Thorpey. He races every saturday at Balmoral. He is over 70 yo. At the nationals he gets one lap while the foilers do 3. (still gets a result due to lap scoring system) He does 2 of the three races each day.

 

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11 hours ago, Phil S said:

Ian Sim has raced scows for more than 40 years, barely missed a nationals, this boat is maybe 25 years old, foam glass built by Thorpey. He races every saturday at Balmoral. He is over 70 yo. At the nationals he gets one lap while the foilers do 3. (still gets a result due to lap scoring system) He does 2 of the three races each day.

 

how does he compare in a marginal / predominantly low riding race?

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WE do not have low riding races at regattas. By the time the wind settles in direction enough its usually at least 8kts and the lightweights start to foil. Even the lowriding heavyweights with foiling boats beat Ian around one lap. He is slighty slower upwind and heaps slower downwind compared to the narrow boats, even with added foil drag.

Ian does not pretend to be as fast as the champs from peak Scow era, but the scow era ended when the narrow boats were simply faster, adding the foils slows them a bit while low riding but not much.

 

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